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‘Polar vortex’ hits US Midwest and Northeast with record freezing temperatures
The American Midwest and Northeast have braced for a "polar vortex," a megastorm that is expected to bring record low temperatures on Monday. So far extreme weather conditions have claimed at least 16 lives, paralyzed travel and caused power shortage.

04.01.2014 21:32

UK swept by destructive, ‘17 year-high’ tidal surge (PHOTOS)
Coastal areas in the south and west of the UK have been swept with waves of up to 10 meters (30 feet) high, causing flooding and destruction. With around a hundred flood warnings active on Saturday, the country could yet expect more severe storms.

04.01.2014 05:05

21 inches of snow as Mass. closes offices, threat of flooding in Boston (PHOTOS)
Nine people reportedly died in accidents or froze to death after New Year’s storm brought howling winds, drifting snow and frigid temperatures to the northeastern US state of Massachusetts. The weather prompted the National Guard to be put on standby.

03.01.2014 05:22

At least 1,600 flights put on hold as nor'easter storm prepares to dump snow across East Coast
With the new year still only hours old, the Northeastern United States is ringing it in with a major winter storm that’s threatening to upend travel plans and create dangerous driving conditions in numerous states.

02.01.2014 15:51

Passengers of ice-bound Russian ship in Antarctic rescued
All the passengers of the Russian ship Akademik Shokalsky, stuck in the Antarctic since Christmas Eve, have been rescued after a Chinese helicopter delivered them to an Australian icebreaker.

02.01.2014 06:05

Icy New Year: Trapped Russian ship celebrates New Year in Antarctic
The passengers from the Russian scientific research vessel Akademik Shokalsky have celebrated New Year in the ice. The ship remains stuck off the coast of Antarctica, with a Chinese rescue vessel also reportedly being in trouble.

31.12.2013 07:41

​Antarctic weather foils Australian icebreaker rescue mission to trapped ship
Snow showers, strong winds and poor visibility are hampering the rescue mission of an Australian icebreaker to reach the Russian scientific research vessel, Akademik Shokalskiy, stuck in sea ice off the coast of Antarctica since Christmas Day.

30.12.2013 12:04

Antarctic trap: Stranded ship awaiting Australian rescue after Chinese, French turn away
An Australian rescue vessel trying to reach the Russian ship, MV Akademik Shokalskiy, trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve, after Chinese and French icebreakers failed to get through heavy sea ice.

29.12.2013 08:46

2013 saw fewest weather disasters in recent history - but will luck hold?
The year 2013 was historically kind to the US, with tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, and other weather-related disasters occurring at near-record infrequency. Still, meteorologists say that global temperatures have continued to rise.

27.12.2013 20:08

UK braces for more storms, dozens of flood warnings in place
With more than 50 flood warnings in place across the UK and almost 20,000 people still without power, the Met Office is warning of more gale force winds and heavy rain next week.

27.12.2013 19:40

Australian ship stuck in Antarctic ice over Christmas, 70 on board
Seventy people have been trapped in the ice of Antarctica at Christmas, on a voyage to the remote and frozen continent. The nearest vessel able to come to their rescue is almost 3,000 kilometers away.

25.12.2013 10:20

Christmas chaos: Hundreds of flights delayed as fierce storms rage worldwide
Over a million homes and businesses without power, holiday plans destroyed over flight cancelations – that’s how Christmas panned out for some people across the globe, as deadly storms swept the planet.

25.12.2013 04:30

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