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Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

Dhaka - The first rains of the year have flooded parts of the crowded Rohingya camps in Bangladesh, aid workers said Thursday, wreaking havoc and raising fears for nearly one million refugees ahead of the monsoon.

Large bushfire burns near homes on Sydney outskirts

Sydney - Hundreds of firefighters were Monday battling a large bushfire that was raging near Sydney suburbs, with authorities saying it was "miraculous" no houses had been damaged and no-one had been injured.

Slow down of Atlantic Ocean circulation is bad news for everyone

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change - and is at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years.

Climate change runs AMOC with Atlantic currents: studies

Paris - A system of Atlantic Ocean currents that regulates global weather is at its feeblest in 1,600 years, weakened partly by climate change, said researchers Wednesday, warning of trouble ahead.

Power down as fierce storm hits Auckland

Auckland - Up to a quarter of homes in Auckland were without power Wednesday after a wild storm packing winds of more than 200kmh (125mph) lashed New Zealand's largest city.The storm hit the city of 1.

Residents get first look at town devastated by Australia bushfire

Sydney - Residents got their first look Tuesday at the devastation wrought by a bushfire that ravaged a town in Australia, but fears over asbestos and unstable structures mean even those with houses still standing cannot move back.

Snow grounds UK flights and Ireland rugby party

London - A second day of icy weather led London's Heathrow Airport to cancel more than 100 flights on Sunday and disrupted the homecoming celebrations of Ireland's all-conquering rugby team.

Braving the cold: Surfing above the Arctic Circle

Saupstad - "You come up from the ocean and you're just freaking cold," says Unn Holgersen, who surfs almost every day in the frigid waves off the coast of Norwegian islands above the Arctic Circle.

At least 16 dead as lightning strikes Rwanda church

Kigali - At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured after lightning struck a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda, a local official said Sunday.

Understanding ocean turbulence improves climate science

According to a new study a more in-depth understanding of ocean turbulence could improve existing climate models and proved a more accurate prediction of climate change.

At least 5 dead as storm brings wind, floods, snow to US Northeast

New York - At least five people were killed after a major winter storm pounded the US East Coast on Friday, with strong winds, heavy rain and snow disrupting thousands of flights and forcing the closure of federal government offices in Washington.

Storm brings wind, flooding and snow to US Northeast

New York - A major winter storm pounded the US East Coast on Friday, whipping up strong winds and dumping heavy rain and snow, forcing the cancellation or delay of thousands of flights and the closure of federal government offices in Washington.

Shivering Europe hopes for weekend respite as deep freeze persists

Paris - Europe's deep freeze, which has cost more than 60 lives over the past week, continued to wreak havoc Friday as a shivering continent awaited a sliver of weekend respite from a brutal Siberian cold front.

Baby born on British roadside after snow blocks hospital dash

London - It may have been a frosty welcome, but the dramatic birth of a British baby on a snowy roadside has warmed hearts as the country shivers in a blast of freezing weather.

Puerto Rico power grid snaps, nearly 1 million in the dark

San Juan - Puerto Rico's power grid broke down again on Thursday, leaving some 800,000 customers without power, as the US Caribbean possession struggles to recover five months after Hurricane Maria slammed the island.

Geneva airport reopens after snow forced shutdown

Geneva - Geneva airport has reopened after heavy snowfall lashing Europe forced it to suspend all traffic earlier Thursday, but the extreme weather was expected to continue causing widespread travel disruptions.

Europe braced for fresh blizzards as deadly ice blast strands travellers

Paris - Fresh heavy snowfalls and icy blizzards were expected to lash Europe Thursday as the region shivers in a deadly deep-freeze that has gripped countries from the far north to the Mediterranean south.

'Beast from the East' sends Siberian cold blast across Europe

Paris - Europe remained Wednesday gripped by a blast of Siberian weather which has killed at least 24 people and carpeted palm-lined Mediterranean beaches in snow.

Icy Europe, balmy North Pole: the world upside down

Paris - Not for the first time in recent years, Europe has descended into a deep freeze while the Arctic experiences record high temperatures, leaving scientists to ponder the role global warming may play in turning winter weather upside down.

Run on bread in Ireland as snow-packed storm Emma looms

Dublin - Anxious residents in Ireland were hoarding bread Tuesday ahead of the arrival of a storm expected to cause the heaviest snowfall in decades.

'Beast from the East' sends Siberian cold blast across Europe

Paris - A blast of Siberian weather sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe Tuesday, carpeting palm-lined beaches in snow and prompting warnings for the homeless and elderly people.

'Beast from the East' sends Europe mercury plummeting

Rome - A blast of Siberian weather dubbed "The Beast from the East" sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe early Tuesday as commuters braced themselves for another day of travel chaos.

'Beast from the East' sends Europe mercury plummeting

Rome - A blast of Siberian weather dubbed "The Beast from the East" sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe early Tuesday as commuters braced themselves for another day of travel chaos.

Dormant desert life hints at possibilities on Mars

Miami - It may rain once a decade or less in South America's Atacama Desert, but tiny bacteria and microorganisms survive there, hinting at the possibility of similar life on Mars, researchers said Monday.

Snow falls in Rome as Europe hit by icy weather

Rome - Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least seven lives, disrupted travel and closed schools.

Weather will remain predictable despite climate change

Although the temperature of the Earth is becoming warmer and climate change is causing adverse effects worldwide, the act of forecasting the weather will remain consistent over the next thirty years, according to new research.

Extreme weather to rise even if Paris goals are met: study

Miami - The risk of extreme weather such as heat waves, floods and drought will rise significantly even if the commitments in the 2015 Paris climate accord are met, a study warned on Wednesday.

Dangerous winds postpone Olympic events, send visitors packing

Gangneung - Dangerous winds played havoc with the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Wednesday, forcing the postponement of two medal events and closing a major area for spectators who were told to stay indoors.

Aid reaches cyclone-hit Tonga as storm passes Fiji

Nukalofa - International aid began trickling in on Wednesday to areas of Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita, as Fiji escaped the worst of the storm's fury.

Blackouts, flooding as cyclone batters Tongan capital

Nukalofa - A battered Nuku'alofa began cleaning up Tuesday after the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Tongan capital tore roofs off buildings, downed powerlines and caused extensive flooding, prompting a state of emergency in the tiny Pacific nation.
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