Europe hit by storm Eleanor, causing disruptions

January 3, 2018 11:47 pm
Europe hit by storm Eleanor, causing disruptions

Waves crash against the seafront of Wimereux, northern France, as storm Eleanor hits the northern part of France on January 3, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Winter storm Eleanor swept into France, Belgium and the Netherlands on Wednesday after tearing through England and Northern Ireland, cutting power to tens of thousands […]

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UK snow storm bring power outages, travel disruption

December 28, 2017 6:00 am
UK snow storm bring power outages, travel disruption

Heavy snow and ice have disrupted road and air travel in parts of the UK and left thousands of homes without power. (AFP photo) Britain suffered power outages and travel disruption Wednesday, with flights delayed because of brief runway closures as adverse weather swamped the country. More than 73,000 homes […]

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Two earthquakes shake parts of California

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
Two earthquakes shake parts of California

This map by Bing Maps shows the location of the epicenter of a quake near San Jose, California, on December 26, 2017. Two earthquakes have struck parts of the Western US state of California in an area notorious for seismic restlessness, the US Geological Survey says. The first quake, measured […]

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Double disaster kills some 240 in Philippines

December 24, 2017 2:09 am
Double disaster kills some 240 in Philippines

Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed more than 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety. Misery in the largely Christian Philippines was compounded by the death of […]

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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: Police

December 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: Police

A general view shows the flooded Municipality of Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017, after Tropical Storm Tembin dumped torrential rains across the island, the Philippines. (Photo by AFP) The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines rose to 182 […]

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

November 4, 2017 12:43 pm
Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

Indian men stand beside a makeshift bund made of litter built by residents to stop the flow of rain water in their area after heavy monsoon rains in Chennai, India, on November 03, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded […]

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Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

October 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

Destroyed furniture is seen on a street in Juana Matos, Catano, Puerto Rico, on October 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The death toll of hurricane Maria, which barreled Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes and devastated economies, has climbed to 43. Secretary of public affairs and […]

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Hurricane Katia makes landfall in quake-hit Mexico

September 9, 2017 2:42 pm
Hurricane Katia makes landfall in quake-hit Mexico

Headlights show pouring rain caused by Hurricane Katia in Tecolutla, Veracruz State, Mexico on September 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hurricane Katia made landfall on Friday near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. […]

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Hurricane Irma leaves trail of devastation across Caribbean

September 7, 2017 8:32 am
Hurricane Irma leaves trail of devastation across Caribbean

A handout picture released on September 6, 2017 shows a flooded street on the French overseas island of Saint Martin, after high winds from Hurricane Irma hit the island. (Via AFP) Hurricane Irma has sowed a trail of deadly devastation through the Caribbean, reducing to rubble the tropical islands of […]

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Mexican aid workers cross US border to help Hurricane Harvey victims

4:00 am
Mexican aid workers cross US border to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Red Cross workers from Mexico arrive at the George R. Brown Convention Center which has been a shelter for evacuees from Hurricane Harvey, in Houston on September 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Mexicans aid workers are crossing the US border to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Red Cross volunteers, […]

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