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Sandstorm forces closure of airports on Spain's Canary Islands

Madrid - Airports on Spain's Canary Islands were closed again Sunday after a sandstorm hit the archipelago, airport authorities said.

Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across flood-hit Britain

London - Britain on Monday battled fallout from Storm Dennis as hundreds of flood warnings remained in place after the second severe storm in seven days battered the country over the weekend.

Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France

London - A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.The man fell into the River Tawe, in south Wales, police said.

UK issues rare 'danger to life' warning over Storm Dennis

London - Storm Dennis swept across Britain on Sunday with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds, officials warning it could be "life-threatening" in South Wales.

Dams overflow as Australia braces for more floods

Sydney - Dams near Sydney overflowed Thursday after days of torrential rain, as Australia braced for more storms expected to bring dangerous flash flooding to the country's east.

Ultra-rare snowfall carpets Baghdad

Baghdad - Residents of Baghdad rushed to have snowball fights or take photographs Tuesday as the Iraqi capital woke carpeted in white by only its second snowfall in a century.

Downpours to end Australia bushfires within days

Sydney - Australia's months-long bushfires crisis will likely be over within days, officials said Monday as heavy rainfall extinguished several massive blazes and was forecast to douse dozens more as downpours swept south.

Storm sows trail of destruction across Europe

Frankfurt Am Main - Fierce winds and heavy rains claimed at least three lives across northern Europe on Monday as Storm Ciara disrupted travel, grounded hundreds of flights, flooded roads and left vast areas without power.

Global warming to blame for hottest day in Argentine Antarctica

Buenos Aires - Global warming is to blame for Argentine Antarctica recording its hottest day since readings began, Greenpeace said on Friday.Temperatures climbed to 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.

Cyclone Damien bears down on Australian mining hub

Sydney - Western Australia's mineral-rich Pilbara region braced Friday as powerful Cyclone Damien prepared to make landfall, causing ports to close and forcing mining firms to stand down non-essential staff.

Rains 'breaking the back' of Australia bushfire crisis

Sydney - Heavy rain was raising hopes Friday for an end to Australia's unprecedented bushfire crisis, as downpours douse blazes that have burned out of control for months.

Thousands flee severe flooding in New Zealand

Wellington - Severe flooding forced thousands of residents in New Zealand's South Island to flee their homes on Wednesday and left hundreds of tourists stranded at the remote Milford Sound beauty spot.

January 2020 warmest on record: EU climate service

Paris - Last month was the warmest January on record globally, while in Europe temperatures were a balmy three degrees Celsius above the average January from 1981 to 2010, the European Union's climate monitoring system reported Tuesday.

More torrential rain in Brazil raises death toll to 54

Belo Horizonte - Another torrential downpour left the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte paralyzed Wednesday, with ruined cars abandoned on streets cake with mud, as the death toll from days of violent weather reached 54.

Locusts the latest curse of East Africa weather extremes

Nairobi - Billions of locusts swarming through East Africa are the result of extreme weather swings and could prove catastrophic for a region still reeling from drought and deadly floods, experts said Friday.

Death toll rises to 11 in Spain as Storm Gloria ebbs

Barcelona - The death toll from a violent storm that has wrought havoc across huge swathes of Spain's eastern and southern coastline rose to 11 on Thursday, with rescue workers still searching for four people.

In Spain, toll rises to 10 dead as Storm Gloria ebbs

Barcelona - The death toll from a violent storm which has wrought havoc on huge swathes of Spain's eastern and southern coastline rose to 10 on Thursday as rescuers searched for four missing people.

Seven dead in Spain as winter storms lash coast

Barcelona - The death toll from a storm that has lashed Spain with strong winds and heavy snow has risen to seven, while four people were missing, officials said.

Puerto Rico earthquake victims receive abandonded emergency supplies

San Juan - Puerto Ricans dealing with the effects of almost non-stop earthquakes since last month have begun to receive emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday -- but the supplies were originally meant for hurricane victims two years ago.

Flooding, landslides kill six in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains have claimed six lives in southeast Brazil, firefighters said Saturday.

Fiji cyclone leaves two missing, 119 in emergency shelter

Suva - A father and daughter were swept away in a swollen stream as Tropical Cyclone Tino caused widespread flooding in Fiji, forcing more than 100 people to take refuge in evacuation centres.

No business in snow business! Warm weather shutters Japan ski resorts

Apo - Record low snowfall in Japan has forced many ski resorts to shut their doors and is threatening a World Cup ski jumping competition, with organisers forced to truck in extra powder.

Death toll rises to at least 100 after Pakistan snow, avalanches

Muzaffarabad - Search teams found the bodies of 14 people buried by avalanches and heavy snowfall in Pakistani-administered Kashmir Wednesday, with harsh weather hampering rescuers as they race to find any survivors, officials said.

More than 130 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Islamabad - Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall.

At least 11 dead as storms sweep through US south

Washington - Severe storms sweeping the southern US killed at least 11 people, authorities said, as tornadoes and high winds upturned cars, destroyed homes and left tens of thousands without power.

Smoke from Australia bushfires reaches Brazil

S - Smoke from bushfires raging across Australia reached Brazil on Tuesday, an arm of the National Institute for Space Research said on Twitter.

India suffers hottest decade on record

New Delhi - The last decade was India's hottest on record with the national weather office calling the impact of global warming "unmistakable" and extreme weather killing more than 1,500 people last year.India, home to 1.

The human 'fingerprint' is now detectable in everyday weather

For the first time, scientists have detected the “fingerprint” of human-induced climate change on daily weather patterns on a global scale. This would upend the long-established narrative that daily weather is distinct from long-term climate change.

New insight into how science can tackle smoggy weather

Researchers have shown how the link between nitrogen oxides and airborne sulfates can be altered to reduce the impact of hazy air pollution. This provides policymakers with a new means to fight air pollution.

2019 was hottest year on record for Russia

Moscow - This year was the hottest ever registered in Russia, the country's weather chief said on Monday, as climate change pushes global temperatures to record highs.
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