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US spring snow storm moves east after Midwestern havoc

A spring storm that brought as much as 17in (43 cm) of snow to parts of the US Midwest is moving east. Up to ten inches are expected in parts of Pennsylvania, with lesser totals forecast from southern New York to the states of the mid-Atlantic region. The storm was blamed over the weekend for a se... Read more

The rise of the grey gappers

Move over student backpackers, there's a new kind of traveller in town (or should that be 'on the plane?'). Yes, the 'grey gappers' have arrived, and they're taking the travel industry by storm. What's a grey gapper? This somewhat derogatory term refers to a growing group of over-55-year olds who ... Read more

US flights cancelled ahead of 'enormous' snowstorm

A huge snowstorm predicted to hit the north eastern United States has led to thousands of flights being cancelled. Snow is forecast for New York and Boston, as well as surrounding areas. Up to three feet of snow could fall by the end of today. British Airways has cancelled seven flights from Heath... Read more

Giant Hailstones Batter China's Southern Provinces

21 March 2013 Last updated at 15:39 GMT Heavy storms and giant hailstones have left at least nine people dead and caused serious damage across China's southern provinces. The extreme weather is expected to last a few more days and could potentially bring more devastation to the area. Please note ... 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

Top 5 Wacky Winter Sports

When we think of winter sports, images of skiers and snowboarders come to mind - but there really is so much more to the genre.No longer do you have to be able to stay upright on a ski or swoop through the slopes on a snowboard to enjoy the crisp winter air. With the likes of kneeboarding and shovel... Read more

Angolan Floods

8 April 2013 Last updated at 12:22 GMT At least nine people have died in Angola's capital, Luanda, after weekend floods caused by torrential rains. Four people are also missing after a storm led to the flooding of hundreds of houses, a government official told Angola's Angop news agency. Landslid... 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

Deadly tornado strikes Texas town of Granbury

16 May 2013 Last updated at 06:11 GMTTornadoes touched down several times in northern Texas.A tornado has ripped through a town in the US state of Texas, resulting in six deaths, officials say.Homes were destroyed when the tornado hit Granbury, 70 miles (110km) west of Dallas, late on Wednesday. Loc... 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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