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‘Historic’ bout of frost decimate French winemakers’ harvest

French fruit growers and winemakers are warning that the majority of their harvest this year has been lost to this…

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UK News

UK weather: Snow and hail to hit over -1C weekend – before Monday beer garden sunshine

Snow, sleet and hail could strike the UK this weekend before the weather perks up just in time for the…

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Africa

Indonesia, East Timor flood death toll surges past 150 | Weather News

Search and rescue teams in Indonesia are racing to find more than 70 people who are still missing. Rescuers have…

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UK News

UK weather: Temperatures plunge to -8C and ‘nowhere immune’ to sleet and snow

Temperatures are set to plunge to minus 8C in some parts of the UK as forecasters warn that nowhere will…

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UK News

Easter Monday weather: Heavy snow to hit UK as temperatures fall to -7C

Heavy snow is forecast as temperatures plummet to -7C (19.4F) and forecasters warn the UK faces a “bitterly cold” Easter…

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Middle East

Indonesia: At least 44 killed by flash floods and landslides | Weather News

Mud inundated homes, while bridges and roads in the eastern end of Flores Island destroyed. At least 44 people have…

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Europe

How melting Arctic ice is driving more snow over Europe

Much of Europe has been enjoying warmer than usual temperatures in recent days – but an unseasonably cold front is…

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UK News

UK weather: Thundersnow to hit over Easter as ‘Arctic trough’ threatens outdoor meet-ups

An “Arctic trough” is likely to bring thundersnow and gale force winds over the Easter weekend, forecasters say. By Monday…

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UK News

UK weather: Snow to hit as Arctic blast brings bitterly cold Easter days after 24C sun

Snow showers will hit on Easter Sunday as an Arctic blast brings freezing temperatures just days after Brits basked in…

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US & Canada

Mum and toddler caught in freak storm as golf ball-sized hailstones smash car

A mum and her toddler were driving home when a freak storm saw their car pummelled with huge golf ball-sized…

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Europe

US: Alabama tornadoes kill five, head towards Georgia | Weather News

A series of tornadoes, part of so-called “supercell” storms, tore across Alabama and moved into Georgia early on Friday, leaving…

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Africa

Large tornado causes damage across Alabama | Climate News

Severe weather continues Thursday as authorities survey damage in small towns around Alabama. A tornado hit small communities south of…

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Europe

More evacuations amid ‘catastrophic’ floods in eastern Australia | Floods News

Authorities in eastern Australia have issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders amid a relentless week-long downpour, as emergency services…

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Latin America

Thousands more evacuate as Sydney faces deluge | Weather News

Rivers burst their banks after days of torrential rain with forecasters warning of more rain to come in Australian city.…

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Middle East

Evacuations ordered in Sydney amid ‘one-in-100-year floods’ | Floods News

Australian city braces for its worst flooding in decades as record rainfall causes its largest dam to overflow. People in…

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Europe

Sandstorm sends pollution in Beijing to maximum level | Environment News

Residents urged to avoid outdoor activities as strong winds bring in dust from northwest. Beijing was shrouded in thick brown…

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Asia

After the storm: Texas power coop files for bankruptcy | Business and Economy News

Brazos said that filing for Chapter 11 will protect Texans it serves from massive electric bills accrued during February’s freeze.…

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Europe

Oil prices mixed as Texas refineries reopen after deep freeze | Business and Economy News

As refineries in Texas reopen after last week’s freeze, concerns over OPEC+’s willingness to continue output cuts grow, with global…

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Africa

Officials to resign from Texas power grid operator after outages | Telecommunications News

Texas governor welcomes resignations, saying ERCOT’s ‘lack of preparedness and transparency’ is unacceptable. Officials at the Texas power grid operator…

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Africa

US energy body to examine climate change threat to power grid | Climate Change News

The decision follows power outages in Texas due to an extreme cold snap that left millions of people without electricity.…

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Europe

Family sues Texas power companies for $100m over death of boy, 11 | Climate News

Cristian Pavon’s family says ‘gross negligence’ caused death by ‘hypothermia’, as Texans receive sky-high energy bills. The family of an…

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Africa

Thousands flee homes as storm Dujuan hits southern Philippines | Weather News

Tropical storm Dujuan was packing maximum winds of up to 65km/h as it moved northwest over the southern Philippines. More…

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Africa

In extreme Texas cold, Green New Deal turns into hot potato | Climate Change News

“This shows how the Green New Deal would be a deadly deal for the United States of America,” Texas Governor…

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Africa

Biden issues disaster declaration for Texas amid deep freeze | Weather News

Declaration unlocks federal funding and aid for Texas, where winter storm has left millions without power and water. United States…

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Europe

Monsoon floods hit Indonesian capital, forcing 1,300 to evacuate | Floods News

While Jakarta residents are used to heavy flooding in the rainy season, scientists warn the floods are getting worse. Rescue…

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Africa

Biden set to declare major disaster in storm-hit Texas | Climate News

Biden expedites governor’s request as state deals with widespread water access issues and more than 180,000 without power. US President…

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Africa

Power returns but water an issue as Texas reels from icy storm | Climate News

Historic storm leaves dozens dead and millions without water as power returns to US state of Texas. Power is returning…

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Europe

Oil prices dip after surpassing $65 a barrel amid Texas cold snap | Environment News

Brent crude had gained for four straight sessions before Thursday, while West Texas Intermediate had risen for three, both reaching…

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Africa

Cruz blasted for reportedly flying to Cancun amid Texas freeze | Climate News

Senator Ted Cruz comes under fire from Texans after reports that he left struggling state for warmer Mexico. US Senator…

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Africa

Thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles rescued off Texas coast | Climate News

Nearly 5,000 stunned turtles washed ashore in the US state amid a deadly cold wave that has caused power outages,…

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Asia

US: Severe cold, power outages cause major water problems | Water News

About 7 million people in Texas – a quarter of the United States’s second-most populous state – have been told…

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Europe

US oil output dips by record 40% as cold wave freezes operations | Climate Change News

The Permian Basin, which is located in New Mexico and Texas, is the worst affected, with output down between 65…

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Latin America

Anger rises as millions in Texas remain without power and heat | Business and Economy News

In the wake of a record winter storm, millions in the southern US state of Texas – considered the energy…

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Latin America

Death toll rises as severe winter storm sweeps US | Weather News

Millions are without power as a winter storm grips the southern and central United States, with the death toll rising…

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Millions without power as deep freeze continues across US | Climate News

At least one person was dead and more than four million were without power in the southern US state of…

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Africa

Stocks extend bull run on hopes of quick economic recovery | Energy News

Asian shares advanced on Tuesday, putting world equities on course to extend their bull run for a 12th consecutive session…

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Africa

Texas freeze leaves millions in northern Mexico without power | Telecommunications News

Mexico’s government-owned utility says operations were stunted as the winter storm in Texas froze natural gas pipelines. Freezing weather in…

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Africa

US deep freeze shutters Texas oil refineries, disrupts pipelines | Oil and Gas News

Texas produces roughly 4.6 million barrels of oil a day and is home to some of the United States’ largest…

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Asia

Millions in Texas lose power as winter storm drops temps to -22C | Climate News

The state of Texas continued to reel under a deep freeze, leaving utilities scrambling to meet record power demand and…

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