Typhoon Jangmi nears S. Korea amid persisting monsoon season, flights canceled SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Typhoon Jangmi, the season's fifth typhoon, moved closer to the country's southern resort island of Jeju on Monday while the country's first monsoon season to extend into mid-August in decades showed no signs of letting up, Yonhap reports.
Death toll from heavy rains rises to 22 in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The death toll from weeklong heavy rains in South Korea rose to 22 on Saturday, officials said. At least 10 people went missing and seven were injured while more than 3,000 were displaced, according to the national disaster control center and local governments, Yonhap reports.
Mauritius declares emergency over oil leak from Japanese ship TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Mauritius government declared a state of environmental emergency on Friday over a large amount of fuel that leaked into the sea from a stranded Japanese-owned bulk carrier off the country's coast, Kyodo News reports.
22 die in flood-ravaged southwest Japan as rescue operations continue KUMAMOTO. KAZINFORM Twenty-two people have been confirmed dead, and at least 18 others are presumed dead in the flood-ravaged southwestern Japan prefecture of Kumamoto, local authorities said, as rescue operations continued on Sunday.
Typhoon Vongfong ravages central Philippine islands MANILA. KAZINFORM Vongfong, the first typhoon of the season, has ravaged May 15 several islands of the central Philippines, making landfall six times in the first 24 hours of its passage through the country and ahead of its expected arrival in Manila on Friday.