Typhoon claims two
Tokyo-a powerful typhoon slammed into Japan’s Main Island on Tuesday, leaving two dead and a dozen injured as strong winds ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and prompted fears of landslides. Typhoon Melor, packing gusts of up to 162km/h, cut a swathe across densely populated central Japan, causing travel chaos and power blackouts for hundred s of thousands of homes. AFP
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Kubica signs for Renault
Paris, Renault announced Wednesday that Poland’s Robert Kubica was joining the Formula One team in 2010 to replace Ferrari-bound Fernando Alonso. A statement from the French team described the BMW Sauber driver 24-year-old as “one of the most talented drivers in Formula One who has already proved his skill and his ability to win race”.
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