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Sandstorm in southern Xinjiang

Massive sandstorm hits southern China devastating crops and bringing traffic to a halt.

Massive sandstorm hits southern China devastating crops and bringing traffic to a halt.

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Central Europe shivers as snow covers spring blossoms

A cold spell sweeping across central Europe has brought snow back to some countries including Germany, Poland and Slovakia.

A cold spell sweeping across central Europe has brought snow back to some countries including Germany, Poland and Slovakia.

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Easter snow in Germany

Winter seemed reluctant to leave parts of Germany which received heavy snowfall on Easter Monday.

Winter seemed reluctant to leave parts of Germany which received heavy snowfall on Easter Monday.

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New Zealand Cyclone Cook moves off South island

“The worst is over”, meteorologist John Crouch announced as Cyclone Cook moved off New Zealand’s south Island.

“The worst is over”, meteorologist John Crouch announced as Cyclone Cook moved off New Zealand’s south Island.

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360° Aid Zone Philippines: Building back better

Carpenters in the Philippines are building the future location of the farmers’ association in the municipality of Bayabas.

Carpenters in the Philippines are building the future location of the farmers’ association in the municipality of Bayabas.

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Philippines: Learning to weather a storm

In 2013 Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Since then global funding has helped the island country develop a solid risk reduction programme.

In 2013 Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Since then global funding has helped the island country develop a solid risk reduction programme.

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Cyclone Cook hits New Zealand

New Zealand's north island is being hit by Cyclone Cook, which many fear will be the severest storm in generations.

New Zealand's north island is being hit by Cyclone Cook, which many fear will be the severest storm in generations.

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Tokyo Cherry blossoms in full bloom

Hundreds of people joined together to celebrate the start of spring under Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees as they reached ‘peak bloom’.

Hundreds of people joined together to celebrate the start of spring under Tokyo’s cherry blossom trees as they reached ‘peak bloom’.

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Flash floods in Brazil

A strong storm with heavy rain, hail and strong winds struck Uberaba, Brazil, on Saturday afternoon (18 March).

A strong storm with heavy rain, hail and strong winds struck Uberaba, Brazil, on Saturday afternoon (18 March).

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'Storm Stella' brings blizzards and disruption to US northeast

Snow has been piling up in parts of the northeastern United States as a huge winter storm named “Stella” brought blizzards and disruption in several states.

Snow has been piling up in parts of the northeastern United States as a huge winter storm named “Stella” brought blizzards and disruption in several states.

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Strong winds force cancellation of Cape Town cycling tour

The Cape Town cycling tour was cancelled on Sunday (March 12) due to gale-force winds blowing in excess of 100 km per hour across parts of the cycling route.

The Cape Town cycling tour was cancelled on Sunday (March 12) due to gale-force winds blowing in excess of 100 km per hour across parts of the cycling route.

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US eastern seaboard braces for blizzards

With winds of up to 100km/h, Winter Storm Stella is set to cause severe disruption for commuters across many parts of the north-east until Wednesday.

With winds of up to 100km/h, Winter Storm Stella is set to cause severe disruption for commuters across many parts of the north-east until Wednesday.

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Cape Town wind batters cyclists

Cape Town’s 40th annual Cycle Tour has been cancelled due to extremely high winds that made it hard for cyclists to even stay on their bikes.

Cape Town’s 40th annual Cycle Tour has been cancelled due to extremely high winds that made it hard for cyclists to even stay on their bikes.

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Avalanche in Tignes: the all-clear is sounded

It was feared many people had been swept away by an avalanche which struck on a busy blue run near the popular resort in the French Alps. Rescuers now think no was caught up in the emergency.

It was feared many people had been swept away by an avalanche which struck on a busy blue run near the popular resort in the French Alps. Rescuers now think no was caught up in the emergency.

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High winds cause havoc across USA

Icy conditions and powerful winds are causing havoc in the US, from multi-car pileups in Syracuse, New York, to fallen trees and power lines in South Carolina.

Icy conditions and powerful winds are causing havoc in the US, from multi-car pileups in Syracuse, New York, to fallen trees and power lines in South Carolina.

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Deadly tornadoes rip through US Midwest

Severe storms and tornadoes roared through Ottawa, Illinois and the small town of Naplate on Tuesday.

Severe storms and tornadoes roared through Ottawa, Illinois and the small town of Naplate on Tuesday.

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Istanbul shrouded in heavy fog

Officials say municipal ferry services have been affected, as well as flights at Sabiha Gokcen Airport.There was also poor visibility at Ataturk Airport but flights were not affected.

Officials say municipal ferry services have been affected, as well as flights at Sabiha Gokcen Airport.There was also poor visibility at Ataturk Airport but flights were not affected.

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Deadly Storm Doris batters Britain

At least one person has died and casualties are reported as Storm Doris strikes the UK.

At least one person has died and casualties are reported as Storm Doris strikes the UK.

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Storm Doris batters Britain

24 hours of what forecasters call "Explosive Cyclogenisis" means Doris is now a Weather Bomb

24 hours of what forecasters call "Explosive Cyclogenisis" means Doris is now a Weather Bomb

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Scores need rescuing from rising flood waters in Silicon Valley

Rescue workers have been forced to evacuate scores of people from a San Jose neighborhood in California after flood waters from an overflowing creek inundated a residential…

Rescue workers have been forced to evacuate scores of people from a San Jose neighborhood in California after flood waters from an overflowing creek inundated a residential…

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'Weather Bomb' mega-storm hits California

A colossal storm has been causing mayhem in California, with torrential rain, flash floods, strong winds and… sinkholes.

A colossal storm has been causing mayhem in California, with torrential rain, flash floods, strong winds and… sinkholes.

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Wildfires rage in Australia

An out-of-control wildfire near Queanbeyan in Australia has destroyed at least 15 homes.

An out-of-control wildfire near Queanbeyan in Australia has destroyed at least 15 homes.