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Snowstorm leaves 19 dead, causes transport chaos in Japan

People take photographs in the snow-covered compound of a temple in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.  AP

A severe snowstorm sweeping across Japan has killed 19 people and left more than 1,600 injured, media and officials said Monday, as the extreme weather sparked widespread transport chaos.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Northeast US hit with another winter blast

A stranded traveler crosses a parking lot at a service station in Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island, on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. The Confederation bridge connecting the island to New Brunswick was closed due to a major winter storm that has battered the Maritimes with high winds, blowing snow and storm surges along the coast.  AP PHOTO/THE CANADIAN PRESS, ANDREW VAUGHAN

The latest blast of snow to hit the northeastern United States dumped more than a foot (30 centimeters) in part of Massachusetts and packed heavy winds that left thousands without power Sunday on Cape Cod.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Late-winter snowstorm batters northwestern Europe

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Passengers for the Eurostar service queue to rebook tickets as all Eurostar services to Europe from London were canceled because severe weather in northern France and Belgium forced operators to close sections of the railway, at the Eurostar terminal in London's St Pancras railway station, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  AP PHOTO/ALASTAIR GRANT

A heavy late-winter snowstorm battered northwestern Europe on Tuesday, causing widespread travel chaos with the cancellation of hundreds of flights at main airports and the suspension of train services including Eurostar.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Late winter storm shuts down US government

This March 5, 2013 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) satellite view shows an enormous winter storm system running across the US from from Canada(top) all the way down to the Florida panhandle. The massive winter storm, pounding the northern United States grounded over 1,100 flights, closed hundreds of schools and made roadways impassible Tuesday. AFP PHOTO/NOAA

A late winter storm blanketed the eastern United States with snow Wednesday, shutting down the federal government and causing aviation officials to cancel more than 1,000 flights.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US, Canada dig out after snowstorm; death toll 15

People pause for a picture while digging out their cars in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow Saturday, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn't get their doors open. More than 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity. AP/Winslow Townson

More than 220,000 homes and businesses remain remained without power Sunday as the U.S. Northeast and Canada dug out from a blizzard that dumped up to 3 feet (a meter) of snow on the most densely populated part of the region. The death toll was at 15.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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