Typhoon Megi hit the Chinese mainland early September 28, killing one. The storm left a trail of destruction in Taiwan, where four are dead and a million still without power.
Taiwanese businesses and schools were closing early Friday as Typhoon Soudelor moved slowly westward toward the island, bringing heavy rain and winds.
As of 1:15 p.m. local time, the storm – among the strongest to form in the Pacific so far this year – was situated due east of the island and was moving about 13 miles per hour, Taiwan’s central weather bureau said. It was expected to make landfall early Saturday local time, sweep across the island, and then continue on toward mainland China.
Young Malaysian Muslims offer Friday prayers for those aboard missing Flight 370, student protesters occupy Taiwanese Parliament, children celebrate World Water Day and more in today’s photo brief.
Twin polar bear cubs, million dollar dogs, activists take over Taiwan’s parliament, an Easter apple tree | March 19
Twin polar bear cubs, million dollar dogs, activists take over Taiwan’s parliament, an Easter apple tree and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 19 Photo Brief: Caroline Kennedy on Capitol Hill, giant rubber duck in Taiwan and Olympic medals unveiled in Russia
Caroline Kennedy testified at her nomination hearing for U.S. Ambassador to Japan, a giant rubber duck by a Dutch artist floats into Taiwan as it goes on display, Russia unveils it 2014 Winter Olympic Medals for the Sochi games and more in today’s daily brief.
World leaders meet in Russia for the G20 summit, motivational speaker Nick Vujicic was born without limbs and swims with sharks, a sunset over the US Open and more in today’s daily brief.
At least one person was killed and 21 injured when Typhoon Soulik roared across Taiwan on Saturday. Thousands were evacuated in Taiwan, as well as in mainland China where residents were preparing for the typhoon’s arrival.
Sept. 25 Photo Brief: South Koreans in the air, Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute gets wet, nostalgic floppy dreams for nerds
Models get photographed for the next year’s “Nerd Dreams Calendar,” South Korean singer Psy’s fame helps his father’s software firm, South Korean soldiers hold special warfare demonstrations on the eve of Armed Forces Day, the Japanese and Taiwanese Coastguards engage in a water cannon duel near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and more in today’s daily brief.