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Russian arctic meteorologists besieged by polar bears

Five meteorologists working on Russia’s Izvesti Tsik Islands are trapped in their base, and have been for almost two weeks, because they are besieged by polar…

Five meteorologists working on Russia’s Izvesti Tsik Islands are trapped in their base, and have been for almost two weeks, because they are besieged by polar…

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'World's strongest storm' of 2016, Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan

Described as the strongest storm in the world so far this year, Super Typhoon Meranti has hit Taiwan, bringing strong winds, torrential rain and flooding.

Described as the strongest storm in the world so far this year, Super Typhoon Meranti has hit Taiwan, bringing strong winds, torrential rain and flooding.

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Taiwan braces itself for super typhoon "Meranti"

High seas, strong winds and lashing rain are expected when super typhoon Meranti slams into southern Taiwan

High seas, strong winds and lashing rain are expected when super typhoon Meranti slams into southern Taiwan

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Could optical fibre sensors save lives?

When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?

When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?

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Residents evacuated from Algarve villages

People have been evacuated from three villages in the Algarve region in southern Portugal, including a holiday resort, as hundreds of firefighters continued to battle wildfires across the country on…

People have been evacuated from three villages in the Algarve region in southern Portugal, including a holiday resort, as hundreds of firefighters continued to battle wildfires across the country on…

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Greece hit by flash floods

In Greece, four people have died and one other is missing after heavy downpours caused flash flooding from Thessaloniki in the North East, all the way to Sparta in the…

In Greece, four people have died and one other is missing after heavy downpours caused flash flooding from Thessaloniki in the North East, all the way to Sparta in the…

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Hurricane Newton proves deadly for Mexico

Hurricane Newton has given western Mexico a hammering but despite the first reported loss of life, the popular tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas knows it could have been a whole lot…

Hurricane Newton has given western Mexico a hammering but despite the first reported loss of life, the popular tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas knows it could have been a whole lot…

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Spain: Wildfires rage on the Costa Blanca

Three separate wildfires, which authorities say were started deliberately, have been raging along Spain's Costa Blanca since Sunday, aggravated by soaring temperatures and strong winds.

Three separate wildfires, which authorities say were started deliberately, have been raging along Spain's Costa Blanca since Sunday, aggravated by soaring temperatures and strong winds.

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Northern lights in Finland

A photographer has captured a dazzling aurora borealis display over northern Finland. Green waves could be seen across the night sky over the

A photographer has captured a dazzling aurora borealis display over northern Finland. Green waves could be seen across the night sky over the

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Hurricane Hermine makes landfall in Florida

The Category 1 hurricane has brought winds of 130 kilometres an hour to several areas of the US state.

The Category 1 hurricane has brought winds of 130 kilometres an hour to several areas of the US state.

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Storms sweep Pacific bringing strong winds and rain

Hawaii is bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Madeline which is sweeping across the Pacific towards the island chain.

Hawaii is bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Madeline which is sweeping across the Pacific towards the island chain.

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Southern California firefighters making progress against worst blaze

Firefighters in southern California say they are starting to get on top of the huge Blue Cut wildfire that has destroyed many buildings and forced over 80,000 people to flee their homes.

Firefighters in southern California say they are starting to get on top of the huge Blue Cut wildfire that has destroyed many buildings and forced over 80,000 people to flee their homes.

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Typhoon Dianmu heads for southern China

Dianmu, a slow-moving and not particularly strong storm, is expected to cause heavy rainfall over parts of Guangdong, Hainan and Jiangxi provinces.

Dianmu, a slow-moving and not particularly strong storm, is expected to cause heavy rainfall over parts of Guangdong, Hainan and Jiangxi provinces.

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Wildfire rages unchecked in California

Hundreds of firefighters are battling a rapidly-spreading wildfire raging unchecked in drought-stricken San Bernardino County.

Hundreds of firefighters are battling a rapidly-spreading wildfire raging unchecked in drought-stricken San Bernardino County.

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Lucky escape from flash floods in China

China has again been battered by nationwide severe storms, turning streets into rivers. The occupants of one car in Yulin City which was swept away were lucky survive.

China has again been battered by nationwide severe storms, turning streets into rivers. The occupants of one car in Yulin City which was swept away were lucky survive.

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Fires rage across southern Europe

High temperatures, strong winds and a lack of rainfall mean parts of France, Spain and Portugal are battling widespread wildfires.

High temperatures, strong winds and a lack of rainfall mean parts of France, Spain and Portugal are battling widespread wildfires.