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Heavy snow kills 5, disrupts travel in Japan

Toukyo - At least five people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said on Thursday, with more than two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast.

Mayor of deadly French flood village jailed for 4 years

La Faute - A French court Friday sentenced the former mayor of a small seaside village to four years in prison for concealing flood risks that led to the death of 29 people in a brutal storm.

Strongest storm in years batters California

San Francisco - About 150,000 people were left struggling for power as the strongest storm to lash the US West Coast in several years blew in snow, heavy rain and ferocious winds.

Philippine storm kills 27, spares Manila

Ando - A giant storm left the Philippines Tuesday after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal towns, but the government won praise for unprecedented preparations that were credited for saving lives.

Storm churns towards Philippine capital after killing 23

Manila - Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities.

Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Tacloban - Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and dumped fierce rains across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two people while creating more misery for millions after a barrage of deadly disasters.

Typhoon Hagupit smashes into Philippines

Tacloban - Terrifying winds and intense rains pounded the eastern Philippines Saturday as millions sheltered from a giant storm that threatened more devastation for a nation battling to recover from a catastrophic super typhoon.

Millions evacuate as typhoon bears down on Philippines

Tacloban - Millions of people in the Philippines began seeking shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centres on Friday as a monster typhoon bore down on the disaster-weary nation.

Super Typhoon Hagupit intensifies as it threatens Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon gained strength on Thursday as it tracked towards the Philippines, threatening more devastation for mostly poor communities where thousands of people have died in an annual tirade of mega-storms.

Rain and snow storms finally soak Northern California

Monterey - The biggest rainstorms in years are expected to continue to pound Northern California for days after resuming Wednesday, bringing a welcome end to three years of drought but ushering in concerns about landslides, flooding and falling trees.

More than 3,000 evacuated as French floods toll reaches five

Paris - The worst flooding in years in southern France has claimed five lives and forced more than 3,000 people to evacuate their homes, officials said Sunday.

Four dead, three missing in French floods

Paris - Four people died and several were missing after violent storms triggered flash flooding, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs in southeastern France, authorities said Friday.

One dead, three missing in French floods

Paris - A woman died on Thursday and three other people were missing after a heavy storm triggered flash flooding in southeastern France, the government said.

Passengers get out and push frozen Siberian plane

Moscow - Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said Wednesday.

Morocco flash floods kill at least 32

Rabat - The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to at least 32, authorities said on Monday.

Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York state

Washington - Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed a major flooding threat with temperatures forecast to rise.

Toll rises to 13 in killer NY state snowstorm

New York - The death toll rose to 13 Friday from a killer snowstorm in western New York state where rising temperatures and heavy rain will compound misery by causing severe flooding into next week.

Toll rises to 10 in killer northeast US snowstorm

Buffalo - The death toll from a rare pre-winter snowstorm rose to 10 in the northeastern United States on Thursday, paralyzing communities for days and dumping more than six feet of snow near Buffalo.

At least eight dead in 'historic' US snowstorm

Buffalo - A "historic" storm dumped more than five feet of snow, stranding scores of motorists, canceling flights and killing at least eight people in the northeastern United States, officials said.

At least eight dead in 'historic' US snowstorm

Buffalo - A "historic" storm dumped more than five feet of snow, stranding scores of motorists, canceling flights and killing at least eight people in the northeastern United States, officials said Wednesday.

Mudslides kill four along Swiss-Italian border

Geneva - At least four people were killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into houses and buildings on either side of the Swiss Italian border Sunday, police and media said.

Six dead in French storms

- Storms in southern France have left six dead, authorities said Saturday, including a mother and her two small sons after their car was swept away in flooding.

Italy storms toll climbs to five

Rome - The death toll from the latest wave of storms to batter northern Italy rose to five Thursday after floods and landslides wreaked havoc across the region.

Gusty winds, snowfall in forecast as storm spans U.S. and Canada

Minneapolis - Extended swaths of Minnesota, and other portions of the upper United States, are bracing Monday for up to a foot of snow left by a large system that stretches well into Canada.

Tropical Storm Hanna forms off Nicaragua, Honduras coasts

Managua - Nicaragua and Honduras were bracing for severe weather Monday after Tropical Storm Hanna formed off the Caribbean coast.

Nepal calls off search for survivors of deadly snowstorm

Pokhara - Nepal on Wednesday called off a search for any more survivors of a Himalayan snowstorm that claimed some 43 lives, after more than a week of scouring the popular trekking region.

Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Beijing - Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Beijing - Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

Nepal rescuers find 34 more trekkers, 12 bodies after snowstorm

Kathmandu - Nepalese teams Sunday rescued 34 more trekkers and guides stranded in the Himalayas since a snowstorm struck five days ago at the height of the hiking season but also found 12 more bodies, officials said.

Bermuda 'takes a licking' but spared the worst from Gonzalo

Hamilton - Bermuda residents spoke of their relief and began a major clear-up after Hurricane Gonzalo spared the Atlantic archipelago from catastrophic damage, despite scoring a direct hit.
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