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American and European weather alters because of 'new jet stream'

New research by scientists in Chicago has determined that the bitterly cold and snowy weather in the US and Canada, and the intense storms and rain across the UK and Western Europe, is being driven by a meandering jet stream, that may be here for good.

Colorado: More rain this weekend, woman may be fifth fatality

Relentless torrential rain pounded Colorado for five days in a row. Farming communities along the South Platte River were requested to evacuate ahead of the incoming floods, which may have claimed another life, Reuters reports.

Raging rivers and streams force evacuations in southern Alberta

Calgary - Raging rivers and streams from heavy consistent rain falling for days has forced evacuations in Calgary and numerous communities in southern Alberta. The current floods of 2013 are far worse than in 2005 when Calgary was hit with days of heavy rain.

Deadly Oklahoma storm pulls storm chaser underwater: Raw video

Oklahoma City - A dash cam video shows a storm chaser in his car being swept under water from the top-of-the-scale EF5 storm that struck Oklahoma on May 31 and killed 20 along its 16-mile path.

Major flashfloods and landslides in Sri Lanka kill 25 (video)

Colombo - Torrential rains continued to lash Sri Lanka after Wednesday's floods and landslides killed 25 people and left over 18,000 homeless, in most parts of the country.

Typhoon Bopha hits southern Philippines, leaves at least 200 dead

Dozens of people have been killed and over 56,000 evacuated to shelters as Typhoon Pablo, or Bopha, the strongest typhoon in a year, continues to batter the southern Philippines. (Updated.)

Manny Pacquiao distributes cash and relief goods to flood victims

Despite losing his fight against undefeated Palm Springs boxing star Timothy Bradley, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao shared part of his prize money with his constituents in Sarangani, Philippines, who lost their homes due to flash floods.

Earthquakes and flash floods make for a bad weekend

With 6.0-6.2 magnitude earthquakes in Italy and Japan and flash floods in Afghanistan, it has become a heartbreaking weekend for many.

Inmates, prison guards skip meals for Philippine flood victims

Prison inmates in the province of Bataan in the Philippines have skipped breakfast the past two days in order to donate their food budget to victims of flash floods in Northern Mindanao.

Pacquiao cancels U.S. trip to help flood victims in Mindanao

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has cancelled his trip to the U.S. in order help flood victims in Northern Mindanao as death toll in the Dec.16 flood devastation reached 1500 with over 1,000 more missing.

Death toll in Philippine flash flood tragedy soars to over 1,200

The death toll in the Philippine flash floods devastation has reached more than 1,200 as 16 more dead bodies were found over the weekend as far as 60 miles away from the site of the Dec.16 flash flood tragedy.

Huge waves batter Southern Thailand, shoreline houses swept away

Giant waves measuring at least five meters high hit part of Southern Thailand Sunday, forcing residents in the affected areas to flee as their houses were swept away by the storm-induced waves from the sea.

Dog saves girl from drowning in Philippines flash floods tragedy

A pregnant dog and two other 'Azkals', a local name for stray dogs, have done their share in saving the lives of their masters during the rampaging floodwater that hit low lying villages in Mindanao, Southern Philippines

Philippines scraps plans for mass graves to bury flood victims

Local authorities in Southern Philippines have decided to scrap plans for mass burial of unclaimed and decomposing bodies of flash flood victims following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm "Washi" that hit the low lying villages Friday night

Death toll in Southern Philippines flash floods reaches 450

The death toll on the flash floods caused by Tropical Storm Washi has reached 450 with hundreds more missing as fast-rising floodwater hit low lying villages in Mindanao, Southern Philippines.

Thailand floods death toll soars to over 600

Thailand's worst floods in half a century has caused the deaths of more than 600 people as of early November and damage to properties worth more than $5 billion as of Oct. 18

Flash floods kill 6 in northwestern Italy

Torrential rains continue to batter the northwestern portion of Italy, particularly around Genoa. At least 6 people were killed by flash flooding in the region on Friday. Another person is reported missing.

Flash floods kill several in Italy

There have been at least five people who have died in flash floods that struck the Tuscany and Liguria regions of Italy.

Tropical storm rains threaten Appalachia with flash floods

New Orleans - Tropical Storm Lee dumped over a foot of rain on Louisiana and Mississippi and continues on a northeast trek threatening the Appalachian states with torrential rains and flash flooding to continue through Wednesday.

5 dead due to flash flooding in Northwest Arkansas

Flash flooding is blamed for five deaths in Northwest Arkansas, including an elderly couple whose car was swept away by the rapidly moving flood water.

Widespread flooding in Northwest Arkansas Special

Many consecutive days of torrential rain has resulted in the flooding of much of Northwest Arkansas with roads closed, schools closing early, shelters being established, and the severe weather continues.

Powerful earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck near the island of New Britain, 295 miles (470 kilometers) northeast of the national capital Port Moresby.

Indonesia struggles with disasters as new volcano eruption looms

Indonesia's death toll from a series of recent disasters have reach over 900 as Mount Bromo, another volcano in East Java, has began spewing ash accompanied by mild earthquakes.

Taiwan rocked by 6.1 magnitude earthquake

Taiwan has been rocked by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake which took place undersea off eastern Taiwan Sunday. No casualties have been reported so far. Also no tsunami warning was raised by authorities.

Another earthquake with 5.9 magnitude shakes Indonesia

Indonesia was hit anew by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake which struck northern Papua in Indonesia Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS)

US President Barack Obama to arrive in Indonesia late Tuesday

US President Barack Obama is finally returning to Indonesia where he spent four years of his childhood to begin his two-day state visit.

Flood death toll in Thailand reaches 140

Many parts of Thailand remained flooded due to continuous rain brought about by bad weather prevailing in the country and the rest of southeast Asia particularly Indonesia and Malaysia.

Floods hit northern Malaysia, four people reported dead

At least four people were reported killed and almost 50,000 have been dislocated as flood waters hit northern Malaysia according to state media.

Indonesia's Mount Merapi eruption death toll reaches over 100

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted anew Friday killing 69 people and destroying houses and farms in its deadliest eruption since Tuesday last week.

Kelly Pavlik Pulls Out From Pacquiao-Margarito Undercard match

Former WBO and WBC middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik has pulled out from his scheduled fight with Brian Vera in the under card of the Pacquiao-Margarito showdown on November 13 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas.
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Goose Creek Road in Farmington  Ark.  April 25  2011
Goose Creek Road in Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Flash flooding closed cycleways and left a few inches deep in most underpasses in Hertfordshire.
Flash flooding closed cycleways and left a few inches deep in most underpasses in Hertfordshire.
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Dealing with flash flooding in Genoa  Italy
Dealing with flash flooding in Genoa, Italy
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The Met Office said conditions had been caused by a deep depression
The Met Office said conditions had been caused by a deep depression
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A backyard in Bentonville turned into a lake by flash flooding.  Bentonville  Ark.  April 25  2011
A backyard in Bentonville turned into a lake by flash flooding. Bentonville, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Monday  July 8  2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commu...
Monday, July 8, 2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commuters across the Greater Toronto Area
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Goose Creek Road in Farmington  Ark.  April 25  2011
Goose Creek Road in Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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MLK Boulevard flooded.  Fayetteville  Ark.  April 25  2011
MLK Boulevard flooded. Fayetteville, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Old Farmington City Park where residents had to evacuate and leave cars and belongings behind.  Farm...
Old Farmington City Park where residents had to evacuate and leave cars and belongings behind. Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Monday  July 8  2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commu...
Monday, July 8, 2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commuters across the Greater Toronto Area
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Residential flooding in Farmington  Ark.  April 25  2011
Residential flooding in Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Monday  July 8  2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commu...
Monday, July 8, 2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commuters across the Greater Toronto Area
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