Sep 9, 2019

Typhoon Faxai lashes Tokyo: Storm cuts power to nearly 1M homes

Typhoon Faxai's impact in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture on Sunday. Photo: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Typhoon Faxai killed at least 1 person, caused power cuts to 910,000 Tokyo-area homes, over 130 flights to be cancelled and train lines to close after it made landfall near Japan's capital on Sunday, the BBC reports.

Why it matters: Per the BBC, Faxai is one of the strongest typhoons to hit Tokyo in a decade, as it packed winds of up to 130 mph.

The big picture: 1 woman in her 50s was confirmed to have died in the typhoon, which sent some rivers close to the top of their banks before heading out to sea, Reuters reports.

  • A separate typhoon, Lingling, struck the Korean Peninsula over the weekend, killing 3people in South Korea and 5 in North Korea, the Washington Post reports. That storm left more than 160,000 people without power in South Korea, per WashPost.

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North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with U.S.: South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, flanked by army officials. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

South Korea‚Äôs Joint Chiefs of Staff say North Korea has fired 2 unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reports.

Why it matters: The launch came hours after Pyongyang offered to resume nuclear talks with the U.S. This is the 10th such launch since May, in what appears to be yet another demonstration of North Korea expanding its weapons arsenal apparently with the intention of increasing leverage ahead of possible negotiations with the U.S.

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North Korea fires first submarine-launched missile since 2016, officials say

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un flanked by military officials. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea on Wednesday fired at least 1 suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile, Yonhap news agency reports, citing the South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff. U.S. officials later confirmed the missile launch.

Why it matters: The detected launch near the city of Wonsan on the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula at 7:11am Wednesday local time came hours after North Korea said Pyongyang and Washington would restart working-level denuclearization negotiations Saturday, per the Wall Street Journal, which reports the State Department confirmed the meetings.

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Post-tropical cyclone Dorian weakens in North Atlantic after lashing Canada

Destruction in the Bahamas following the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

After devastating the Bahamas and pummeling North Carolina, Dorian lashed at far-eastern Canada with hurricane-force winds Sunday, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people before weakening and heading into the North Atlantic, AP reports.

The latest: The post-tropical cyclone was packing winds of 60 mph as it headed east-northeast, about 375 miles north of Cape Race, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 11 p.m.

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