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Serious drought hits China

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HOHHOT/ZHENGZHOU, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Lingering drought in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and central China's Henan Province have scorched rivers and reservoirs, causing power and water shut-offs and drinking water shortages.

In Inner Mongolia, about 600,000 people in seven prefectures and cities have been affected by the drought since April, with half of them lacking drinking water, according to the regional civil affairs department.

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Typhoon Matmo kills 13 in China

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BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Matmo has claimed 13 lives in China and affected about 2.5 million residents, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on Sunday.

Nine deaths were reported in east China's Jiangxi Province and four were reported in south China's Guangdong Province, the ministry said in a statement.

As of 9 a.m. on Sunday, more than 2.54 million people had been affected as the impact of the typhoon spreads to 185 counties in eight provinces including Liaoning, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong and Guangdong.

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Dual typhoons kill 64 in China

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BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The body count from super typhoon Rammasun in China has reached 62 with another 21 people still missing, while typhoon Matmo has claimed two lives, according to latest official figures.

The strongest typhoon hitting south China in four decades, Rammasun brought gales, downpours and floods, affecting over 11 million people in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, and Yunnan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement on Friday.

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China Flood 2014: Work Report 4

23.7.2014

Situation Update

Since 18 July, super typhoon “Rammasun” has swept several provinces in Southern China, the powerful windstorm brought along torrential rains and storm surge and caused extensive damage, it was particularly serious in Hainan province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. As of 23 July, flood victims totaled over 7.48 million people in these two provinces, 33 people died or remained missing.

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Hong Kong government approves grants for flood victims

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Starting in May, torrential down pour of rain has been devastating many areas in the six provinces Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan and Guangxi. More than 5.5 million people have been affected to varying degrees, have leaving all their possessions when their homes were destroyed and crops totally wiped out.

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China, Taiwan, Philippines - Tropical cyclone MATMO (ECHO Daily Flash - 24 July 2014)

MATMO made landfall along the coastal area of Fuqing, near Putian (Fujian Province, China) in the morning of 23 July (UTC), as a Severe Tropical Storm (China Meteorological Administration - CMA); then it moved inland, over northern Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, weakening. On 24 July at 0.00 UTC it was a Tropical Storm and its center was located near Shangrao (Jiangxi province).

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China donates technical, medical equipment to Serbia

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BELGRADE, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Serbian defense ministries Wednesday signed a protocol by which China agreed to donate technical and medical equipment worth 355,000 euros (about 479,250 U.S. dollars) as a way of assistance after heavy floods hit the country mid-May.

The protocol for the donation was signed by the representative of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, Senior Colonel Wang Haibin, and chief of the Serbian Military Medicine Department Brigadier General Zoran Popovic.

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Eastern and Northeast China should prepare for preventing heavy rain

At 6:00 of July 24, National Meteorological Center continues to release yellow warning for typhoon: the center of this year’s No.10 typhoon “Matmo” was in Jianyang of Fujian at 5:00, which was 27.2°N, 118.0°E. The maximum wind force was force 10 (25m/s) and the minimum pressure was 988hPa.

It is predicted that “Matmo” will move towards north at the speed of 20 to 25km per hour and will enter into northeastern Jiangxi. Then it will continue moving towards north with a reducing intensity.

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23 July 2014: China - Tropical cyclone MATMO

• Typhoon MATMO made landfall in the afternoon of 22 July (UTC) in eastern Taiwan's Taitung County. A few hours before landfall, at 12.00 UTC, it had max. sustained winds of 158 km/h. After landfall it crossed Taiwan, weakening, and moved into the Taiwan Strait, towards eastern mainland China.

• In the morning of 23 July (UTC) it made landfall in the coastal area of Fuqing, near Putian, in Fujian Province (China) as a “Severe Tropical Storm” (China Meteorological Administration - CMA); then it moved inland weakening.

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Typhoon Rammasun claims 56 lives in China

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BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun had increased to 56 as of Wednesday morning, with another 20 missing, latest official figures show.

Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit south China in four decades, bringing gales, downpours and floods. It has affected more than 11 million people in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan and Yunnan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said a statement from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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CMA expanded the scale of typhoon emergency response

According to the development of this year’s No.10 typhoon “Matmo”, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) expanded the scale of level Ⅲ emergency response for typhoon at 9:00 of July 23. The meteorological departments of Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Liaoning have entered into the response state.

“Matmo” has landed in Taiwan at 0:15. It was predicted that it will move towards northwest at the speed of 20 to 25km and would land again in the coastal area of Fujian. National Meteorological Center continued to release orange warning for typhoon at 6:00 of July 23.

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Damage of downpour in NE China worsening

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BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The number of people affected by heavy rain in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has sharply increased from 98,000 on Monday to 366,000 on Tuesday, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The death toll reached three and more than 8,800 people have been evacuated, according to the daily report posted on the ministry website.

Mudslides, thunderstorms and hail led to the collapse of about 600 houses and damage to more than 2,200, according to the report.

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Global terrorism fatalities up 30%, risk of attacks increase most in China, Egypt, Kenya, and Libya

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Over the last 12 months, global fatalities from acts of terrorism have risen 30% compared to the previous five year average, according to a new security monitoring service from global risk analytics company Maplecroft, which also identifies China, Egypt, Kenya and Libya as seeing the most significant increases in the risk of terrorist attacks.

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China: Typhoon Rammasun - Information Bulletin no. 1

The strongest typhoon in four decades to hit mainland China brought landfalls in four provinces: Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan, damaging 468,500 hectares of crops.

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22 July 2014: China - Tropical cyclone MATMO

• On 22 July, 6.00 UTC, Typhoon MATMO had max. sust. winds of 158 km/h and its centre was located over the Philippine Sea, approx. 150 km north-east of Itbayat island (Batanes, Philippines) and 180 km south-east of Taitung (Taiwan).

• In the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, making landfall in the area between Taitung and Hualien (eastern Taiwan) on 22 July afternoon (UTC), then cross Taiwan, slightly weakening, and reach the coast of the Chinese province of Fujian, near Fuzhou, in the morning of 23 July (UTC).

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China storm death toll rises to 46, as Typhoon Matmo nears

07/22/2014 11:52 GMT

BEIJING, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China for decades has reached 46 with another 25 missing, authorities said Tuesday, as another typhoon approaches the country's eastern coastline.

Typhoon Rammasun has left 19 people dead in south China's island province of Hainan, 18 in southwestern Yunnan and nine in neighbouring Guangxi, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement on its website.

Over 620,000 people have been relocated and some 252,000 are in need of "emergency aid", the statement said.

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Typhoon Matmo to land in China coast

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BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Matmo will make a landfall in the eastern Chinese mainland on Wednesday after sweeping across Taiwan on Tuesday night, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast.

Typhoon Matmo, the 10th typhoon to affect China this year, is moving northwest at a speed of 20 to 25 kilometers per hour and will strengthen to level 14 to 16 when it hits Taiwan with winds of up to 52 meters per second.

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Typhoon Rammasun death toll hits 33 in China

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English.news.cn 2014-07-21 22:28:35

BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun has increased to 33, latest statistics showed on Monday.

Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to hit south China in four decades, brought gales, downpours and floods to a number of southern provinces, affecting more than 8 million people in Hainan, Guangdong, Yunnan provinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said a statement from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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Mudslides kill 14 in southwest China, 11 missing

07/21/2014 17:38 GMT

HONG KONG, July 21, 2014 (AFP) - Fourteen people were killed and 11 others are still missing after mudslides swept through two villages in southwest China on Monday following days of heavy rain, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Rescuers were working to retrieve people still buried after mudslides struck the villages in Yunnan province, the news agency said, citing local government.

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