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May 24, 2017
Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms
Port-Au-Prince (AFP) May 19, 2017
Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday. Two young children were among the fatalities, which all occured in northern Haiti, while the people missing at sea were caught in rough weather off the southwestern coast, said ministry spokesman Guillaume Albert Moleon. "Unfortunately, we must deplore the deaths of people who did not follow the safety instructions and tried to cross flooded streams," he ... read more

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A major dust storm engulfed northern China and Beijing on Thursday, prompting authorities to cancel dozens of flights and urge children and the elderly to stay indoors. ... more
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Storms in US South and Midwest kill at least 14
Deadly weekend storms have left at least 14 dead in the midwestern and southern United States, according to officials, as eastern regions faced potential damaging winds and isolated tornadoes into Monday. ... more
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Two dead in Tenerife after giant wave sweeps them away
A tourist and a local resident died on Spain's holiday island of Tenerife and another person was missing after a giant wave swept them away from a natural seaside pool, authorities said Thursday. ... more
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French storm Zeus leaves two dead, 600,000 homes without power
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Four dead as 'worse storm in years' buffets California
A devastating storm billed by forecasters as the worst to hit California in years pounded the southern half of the state, wreaking devastation that claimed four lives, authorities said on Saturday. ... more
Extreme heat threatens desert songbirds
A number of songbird species make their living in some of the most precarious places on Earth - deserts. As global warming pushes temperatures higher and extreme heat waves occur more frequently, deserts are becoming even more inhospitable. ... more
Broader updrafts in severe storms may increase chance of damaging hail
Strong updrafts - currents of rising air - in severe thunderstorms are a prerequisite for hail formation. The width of these updrafts may be an indicator of an increased hail threat, according to Pe ... more
Powerful storms kill at least 16 in southeast US
Powerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 16 people as violent weather left behind a trail of destruction, authorities said. ... more
Bangladesh plants million trees to cut lightning toll
Bangladesh has begun planting one million palm trees nationwide to help prevent hundreds of people being killed by lightning strikes every year, a top official said Tuesday. ... more
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Hurricane kills 9 in Costa Rica
A hurricane that churned its way across Central America before sweeping into the Pacific on Friday killed at least nine people in Costa Rica and caused millions of dollars in damage, officials said. ... more
Four dead after unprecedented Australia 'thunderstorm asthma'
An unprecedented "thunderstorm asthma" event has left four people dead and three fighting for their lives in Australia, with authorities Thursday scrambling to review their procedures after emergency services were overwhelmed. ... more
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