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Bangladesh security forces storm hostage restaurant: Official

Dhaka - Bangladesh security forces including commandos Saturday stormed a restaurant in the capital where dozens of people including foreigners were being held hostage by suspected Islamist militants, a security official said."The operation has began.

Australian storm death toll rises to four

Sydney - The death toll from a powerful storm that lashed Australia's east coast and left homes hanging over the edge of the sea rose to four Tuesday, with three people still missing.

Australian storms leave three dead, others missing

Sydney - Wild weather that smashed into Australia's east coast and whipped up giant waves on Sydney beaches has left at least three people dead and others missing, police said Monday as the clean-up began.

Weekend rainstorms expected to keep Bay Area soaking on Monday

San Francisco - Frances Picazo of San Francisco couldn't sleep Saturday night, not with a new storm bearing down on the family home in the city's Mission District.

Winter storm slams East Coast with snow, rain and cold

New York - More than 1,000 flights from East Coast cities in the U.S. had to be cancelled Monday as a major winter storm moved into the region with snow, ice and high winds.

U.S. residents wake up to the white stuff on East Coast

New York City - Millions of northeastern U.S. residents woke up to a carpet of white snow Saturday as the largest storm in years crashed the East Coast, leaving tall drifts, blocked roads and power outages in its wake.

Alex, now a tropical storm, inflicts minor damage in Azores

Miami - Weather officials in the Azores on Friday canceled their storm warnings after Hurricane Alex skirted the eastern Atlantic islands, causing only minor damage before being downgraded to tropical-storm status.

Calgary-bound passengers furious over 8-hour wait on tarmac

Hamilton - Sunwing airline passengers trying to get home to Calgary are furious over the plane's stopover in Hamilton, Ontario where they were forced to endure an eight-hour wait on the tarmac.

Biggest snow storm in decades hits north Mexico

Juarez - Some roads remained closed in northern Mexico on Monday after the biggest snow storm in more than half a century blanketed parts of the region, authorities said.

Wild storms tear across US, killing 43

Chicago - Floods and tornadoes killed at least 43 people in the southern and midwestern United States during the Christmas holiday, with forecasters warning that blizzards and freezing rain would add to the misery on Monday.

Eight killed by Texas tornadoes

Dallas - The storms ravaging several U.S. states have claimed another eight victims, in Texas. The death toll now stands at 26 people.

US death toll hits 25 as tornados, storms strike south

Chicago - Rare December tornados knocked cars off a highway and flattened homes in Texas, bringing the death toll to 25 in days of storms tearing across the southern United States.

Recovery under way after storms kill 15 in southern US

Chicago - Millions of residents in the southern United States struggled Saturday to recover from the deadly storms and floods that struck the region over the past days.

U.S. tornadoes, storms kill seven

Chicago - Storms and tornadoes killed at least seven people and left dozens injured when they ripped through large swathes of the southeastern United States on Wednesday, reports and officials said.

Winter storm dumps 4.3 billion gallons of water into Lake Tahoe

Truckee - A Monday storm brought a bit of drought-relief to California's parched Lake Tahoe by dumping 4.3 billion gallons, boosting the lake's level almost two inches, said Tim Bardsley, a National Weather Service hydrologist.

Death toll climbs as Philippine floods spread

Manila - Heavy rains pummelled the entire Philippines on Saturday, flooding more areas as the government declared a "state of national calamity".

Typhoon-battered Philippines facing recurring flood nightmare

Candaba - Tens of thousands of people struggled Friday through waist-deep floods in typhoon-battered farmlands near the Philippine capital, as yet another storm threatened to dump more rain.

Australia's Sydney lashed by tornado-like thunderstorm

Sydney - Australia's biggest city Sydney was smashed by a tornado-like storm on Wednesday, with hailstones as big as golf balls and wind speeds of 200 kilometres (124 miles) per hour.

Philippines rescues flood victims as typhoon death toll climbs to 11

Manila - Rescuers on speedboats hauled rain-soaked residents off rooftops in the Philippine countryside on Wednesday after Typhoon Melor killed at least 11 people and cut power for millions.

Typhoon kills 4 in Philippines, cuts power ahead of Christmas

Legazpi City - Tattered lanterns, festive lights and tin roofs littered towns in the central Philippines on Tuesday after Typhoon Melor swept through, killing at least four people and leaving millions without power ahead of Christmas.

Over 700,000 flee as powerful typhoon slams Philippines

Manila - More than 700,000 people in the central Philippines fled to safer areas for fear of giant waves, floods or landslides as Typhoon Melor slammed into the archipelago nation Monday, officials said.

Hurricane Sandra surges to Category 4 in Pacific

Miami - Hurricane Sandra, the strongest storm on record this late in the Pacific hurricane season, surged to Category 4 off the coast of Mexico on Thursday.

Police storm Paris concert hall where hostages held: security source

Paris - Police stormed a Paris concert venue where attackers had opened fire on the crowd and taken hostages on Friday night, a security source said.Loud explosions were heard by an AFP journalist at the scene.

Tropical Storm Kate forms near the Bahamas

Miami - Tropical Storm Kate formed near the Bahamas Monday, and gathered strength as it headed toward the central and the northwestern parts of the island chain, US weather forecasters said.

Second freak storm heads for Yemen

A new severe cyclonic storm, unprecedented in recorded history, is heading for the Arabian Peninsula three days after Cyclone Chapala dumped several years' worth of rain in Southern Yemen.

Hurricane flattens Mexico homes, but no major disaster

Los Zacatones - Patricia flattened a fishing hamlet on Mexico's Pacific coast, but authorities were relieved to see that the record-breaking hurricane largely spared the country and dissipated as it moved north.

Hurricane Patricia weakens as it rumbles across Mexico

Puerto Vallarta - Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia weakened as it rumbled across western Mexico early Saturday, uprooting trees and triggering landslides but so far causing less damage than feared, officials said.

Mexico's most devastating storms

- As colossal Hurricane Patricia threatens Mexico's Pacific coast with a potential catastrophe, here is a look at past named storms that have devastated the Latin American country: JANETThe first Category Five hurricane to be recorded made landfall on Se...

Mexico braces for Hurricane Patricia, strongest ever

Puerto Vallarta - Super-storm Patricia swirled toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Friday as the strongest hurricane on record, sending residents and authorities scrambling to prepare for a potential major hit.

Patricia grows into major hurricane threatening Mexico

Manzanillo - A massive Hurricane Patricia roared toward Mexico's Pacific coast, prompting authorities to suspend classes, close ports and urge tourists to stay away from the region.
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