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First November snow in Tokyo for 54 years

The Japanese capital does see snow at least once a year, it usually falls in January or February and rarely accumulates for long.

The Japanese capital does see snow at least once a year, it usually falls in January or February and rarely accumulates for long.

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Snow in Mexico

Schools in Mexico City and eight states were closed on Thursday as a wave of winter weather struck the country. Heavy snow due to the cold front that

Schools in Mexico City and eight states were closed on Thursday as a wave of winter weather struck the country. Heavy snow due to the cold front that

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First snow of the year in Tokyo

Snow falls on Tokyo for the first time this year, causing injuries and train delays across the capital.

Snow falls on Tokyo for the first time this year, causing injuries and train delays across the capital.

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Young migrants attack Serbian border police... with snowballs!

Children, said to be migrants mainly from Syria and Iraq, enjoyed a playful snowball fight with a Serbian police officer on Tuesday (January 5) in

Children, said to be migrants mainly from Syria and Iraq, enjoyed a playful snowball fight with a Serbian police officer on Tuesday (January 5) in

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Snow in Syria and Lebanon causes new hardship for refugees

Parts of Syria have been hit by strong winter snowstorms, forcing thousands of people already desperately seeking shelter from civil war to take

Parts of Syria have been hit by strong winter snowstorms, forcing thousands of people already desperately seeking shelter from civil war to take

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Poland: Seven more die in cold snap

A further seven homeless people have died of hypothermia in Poland as temperatures continue to plummet, with temperatures reportedly as low as minus

A further seven homeless people have died of hypothermia in Poland as temperatures continue to plummet, with temperatures reportedly as low as minus

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Turkey: falling snow injures two

On one of the busiest streets in the city of Rize, Turkey, large chunks of snow, which had piled up on the roof of a mosque, fell down onto

On one of the busiest streets in the city of Rize, Turkey, large chunks of snow, which had piled up on the roof of a mosque, fell down onto

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[Photo gallery] Istanbul under a blanket of snow

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Istanbul’s two international airports as the city lies under a blanket of snow. Schools in Istanbul have

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Istanbul’s two international airports as the city lies under a blanket of snow. Schools in Istanbul have

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"Unprecedented" snowfall in eastern Russia

While much of Europe is contending with milder-than-usual temperatures for the time of year, one eastern-Russian town has had to clear 20,000 cubic

While much of Europe is contending with milder-than-usual temperatures for the time of year, one eastern-Russian town has had to clear 20,000 cubic

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Switzerland, winter is comming

First snow in central Switzerland, at Wassen (altitude: 930m) in the canton of Uri, near the Gotthard tunnel.

First snow in central Switzerland, at Wassen (altitude: 930m) in the canton of Uri, near the Gotthard tunnel.

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Winter is coming in Germany

In many parts of Germany people woke up this morning to find themselves in some kind of winter wonderland. During the night and in the early morning

In many parts of Germany people woke up this morning to find themselves in some kind of winter wonderland. During the night and in the early morning

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Wacky Winter Follies Olympics get underway in Romania

There was laughter and foolishness at the Follies Olympics held in Harghita county, Romania, where snowdrifts reach one metre high in March. Around

There was laughter and foolishness at the Follies Olympics held in Harghita county, Romania, where snowdrifts reach one metre high in March. Around

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Freezing weather in the US

Millions of people in the east of the United States awoke to chilling temperatures, cold enough to break records in both Washington and New

Millions of people in the east of the United States awoke to chilling temperatures, cold enough to break records in both Washington and New

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France: Snow causes chaos for heavy holiday traffic

Thousands of motorists were stuck on the roads of southeast France on Saturday as snowfall caused chaos for heavy holiday traffic. Main roads

Thousands of motorists were stuck on the roads of southeast France on Saturday as snowfall caused chaos for heavy holiday traffic. Main roads

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Japanese troops work to relieve town cut off by record snowfall

Japan mobilised troops to dig out a town in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido after access to it was cut off from the rest of the country for

Japan mobilised troops to dig out a town in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido after access to it was cut off from the rest of the country for

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Cold snap to hit Spain and last for a week: weather warnings issued

Spanish forecasters have issued a cold weather warning that is likely to last until Tuesday February 10. The country is bracing itself for the

Spanish forecasters have issued a cold weather warning that is likely to last until Tuesday February 10. The country is bracing itself for the

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More snow in Sweden as country gets an extra deep powdering

Snow may well be expected at this time of year in Sweden, but authorities say so far in 2015 the snowfall is more intense than usual. As the snow

Snow may well be expected at this time of year in Sweden, but authorities say so far in 2015 the snowfall is more intense than usual. As the snow

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Slovenian winter wonderland celebrates King Matjaz

A sleepy Slovenian town briefly turned into a winter wonderland on Saturday (January 31) as Slovenians competed to build snow castles and sculptures

A sleepy Slovenian town briefly turned into a winter wonderland on Saturday (January 31) as Slovenians competed to build snow castles and sculptures

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John Kerry fined over failure to clear snow from street

John Kerry has been fined 50 dollars for failing to shovel away snow from a street that runs alongside his home in Boston

John Kerry has been fined 50 dollars for failing to shovel away snow from a street that runs alongside his home in Boston

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US snowfalls prompt giant snowball fights

Snow-stranded Americans made the most of the weather by organising giant snowball fights in various cities and university campuses. Market

Snow-stranded Americans made the most of the weather by organising giant snowball fights in various cities and university campuses. Market

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Time-lapse video shows snow frosting over Boston

The ‘‘historic’‘ winter storm predicted by many for the Boston area failed to materialize overnight but time-lapse video shows that some snow did

The ‘‘historic’‘ winter storm predicted by many for the Boston area failed to materialize overnight but time-lapse video shows that some snow did

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Winter weather warnings for Portugal

Fifteen districts of Portugal are now under a yellow warning due to the forecast of sea waves and snowfall, according to the Portuguese Institute of

Fifteen districts of Portugal are now under a yellow warning due to the forecast of sea waves and snowfall, according to the Portuguese Institute of

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Children among victims of winter storm hitting Middle East

A winter storm of snow, freezing conditions and rain continues to hit large parts of the Middle East. In Gaza two babies have died from the cold as

A winter storm of snow, freezing conditions and rain continues to hit large parts of the Middle East. In Gaza two babies have died from the cold as

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Blanket of snow and icy conditions across Italy for New Year

Southern Italy is experiencing unusually wintry weather. In Rome, arctic-inspired winds brought temperatures as low as minus eight degrees Celsius

Southern Italy is experiencing unusually wintry weather. In Rome, arctic-inspired winds brought temperatures as low as minus eight degrees Celsius

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Romania trapped by snow

Romania issued a code red blizzard warning for three counties as the country was hit by thick snow and high winds on Monday (December 29)

Romania issued a code red blizzard warning for three counties as the country was hit by thick snow and high winds on Monday (December 29)