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EHIC card may not cover Brits who fall ill in struggling euro countries

Columbus Direct has warned British travellers that the EHIC card may not be enough to cover the medical expenses if they fall ill in countries such as Greece and Spain, due to these countries' failing economies.With 26% of British travellers in Europe believing the European Health Insurance Card (EH... Read more

Hurricane Leslie approaches Bermuda with powerful winds

Forecasters are warning that slow-moving tropical storm, Leslie, could pack powerful winds as it approaches the British territory. According to The Bermuda Weather Service, the storm trajectory will bring it within 20 to 40 miles of the island early morning on Sunday 9 September (FCO Travel Advice).... Read more

Cyclone Evan leaves trail of destruction in Fiji

The biggest cyclone to hit Fiji in 20 years has caused havoc after battering the Pacific nation with winds topping 200km/h (125 mph). Thousands of people hid in evacuation centres when the category-four storm hit on Monday, wrecking homes, cutting power and causing flash floods. The cyclone has si... Read more

US north-east braces for historic snowstorm

8 February 2013 Last updated at 03:15 GMT The north-east US coast is braced for a big snowstorm that has already caused hundreds of flight cancellations. The storm is set to cause power cuts and transport chaos as it arrives from the Great Lakes and brings blizzards to parts of New England on Frid... Read more

Don't pack away those thermals just yet

Updated: 09:33 GMT, 11 February 2013 London wakes up to snow as winter blasts back and could last up to a MONTH Up to four inches of snow fell over parts of the UK overnight London also wakes up to rare heavy dump of snow Snowfall will continue until around midday but will return midweek Fore... Read more

Lufthansa strike sees 'massive' flight cancellations

Lufthansa is offering free alternative bookings 22 April 2013 Last updated at 01:38 GMT German airline Lufthansa has cancelled the majority of its flights scheduled for Monday due to a strike over pay. The airline said only about 20 of its flights would run as planned, out of more than 1,700 orig... Read more

Philippine Volcano Mount Mayon 'in deadly eruption'

7 May 2013 Last updated at 04:52 GMT A volatile volcano has erupted in the Philippines, with at least five people reported dead. Mount Mayon has erupted dozens of times since records began.Mount Mayon, 330km (206 miles) south-east of the capital Manila, sent a cloud of ash and rocks into the sky ea... Read more

Cyclone Mahasen: Bangladesh orders coastal evacuation

Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated from coastal areas of Bangladesh threatened by Cyclone Mahasen. The Bangladeshi authorities have raised the danger level to seven out of 10 for low-lying areas around Chittagong and the coastal district of Cox's Bazar. The cyclone, heading north-e... Read more

Guangdong hit as deadly floods sweep southern China

18 May 2013 Last updated at 04:50 GMTFlooding and landslides across nine southern Chinese provinces have killed more than 50 people and left 14 missing, officials say. Guangdong was hardest hit, reporting 36 deaths after days of heavy rain, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs.Six people had died in J... Read more

Oklahoma tornado: Dozens killed in Moore

21 May 2013 Last updated at 07:08 GMTAt least 91 people, including 20 children, are feared killed by a huge tornado which tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, officials in the US state say.Worst hit was Moore, south of the city, where neighbourhoods were flattened and schools destroyed by winds of up... Read more

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