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103 Dead in Russian Storms, Crude Oil Shipments Halted

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say the death toll from flooding in the southern Krasnodarsky Krai region has risen to at least 103 after two days of torrential rain pounded the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to fly to the ravaged areas later Saturday. Authorities said the storms, floods and a landslide have affected thousands of […]

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99 Dead in Russian Storms, Crude Oil Shipments Halted

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say the death toll from flooding in the southern Krasnodarsky Krai region has risen to 99 after two days of torrential rain pounded the region. Authorities said Saturday that storms, floods and a landslide have affected thousands of other people in the area. Streets are flooded; some cars are submerged or overturned by […]

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78 Dead in Russian Storms, Crude Oil Shipments Halted

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say at least 78 people have been killed and thousands have been affected by floods after torrential rains in the south of the country. Authorities said Saturday that storms, floods and a landslide have affected the southern Krasnodarsky Krai region. Streets are flooded after two days of rain; some cars disappeared in the […]

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45 Dead in Russian Storms, Crude Oil Shipments Halted

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say at least 45 people have been killed and thousands have been affected by floods after torrential rains in the south of the country. Authorities said Saturday that storms, floods and a landslide have affected the southern Krasnodarsky Krai region after two days of rains. The Reuters news agency reports that Novorossiisk, Russia’s […]

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Extreme Heat In Parts of US to Continue Until Next Week

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Parts of the United States continue to sizzle in record heat by day and by night. And weather forecasts predict no relief until next week. Daytime temperatures in many places on the East Coast and in the central U.S. are hovering around 40 degrees (Celsius) and in some places even higher. Midwestern cities like Chicago, […]

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Carlotta Weakens after Hitting Mexico as Hurricane

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Carlotta weakened from a hurricane to a tropical depression Saturday over southern Mexico after pummeling the country’s Pacific coast with strong winds and heavy rains and causing a mudslide that killed two children. The U.S. National Hurricane Center first downgraded Carlotta to a tropical storm Saturday before downgrading it again to a tropical depression. The […]

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Carlotta Weakens after Hitting Mexico as Hurricane

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Carlotta weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday over southern Mexico after pummeling the country’s Pacific coast with strong winds and heavy rains and causing a mudslide that killed two children. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said a tropical storm warning was in effect west of Punta Maldonado to the resort city of […]

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Violent Storm Hits Japan

Posted April 4th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Four people are dead after a powerful storm that struck Japan Tuesday, forcing businesses to close and disrupting air and rail services. The typhoon-like storm hit the main island of Honshu with winds up to 144 kilometers an hour. The country’s leading air carriers, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, canceled hundreds of domestic and […]

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Deep Freeze Depleting European Power Reserves

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Much of Europe is spending another day in the grips of bitterly cold weather that has engulfed much of the continent. And now officials are warning it may soon be even more difficult to find relief. Power companies across Europe cut back on electricity exports, while warning domestic customers to conserve power where possible. Frigid […]

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Winter Tightens Icy Grip Across Europe

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A brutal cold front blamed for hundreds of deaths across Europe is forecast to linger even longer. High winds whipped across Russia’s Krasnodar region Wednesday, churning water in the port city of Novorossiysk, tearing apart buildings and causing some roofs to collapse. Hundreds of villages – and tens of thousands of people – have been […]

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