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  • Polar vortex brings record low temperatures, dangerous conditions in deep South, Northeast

    January 7, 2014 2:36 PM 26

    Alabama’s temperatures are amazingly lower than Alaska’s. Local officials throughout the country take emergency measures, including school closings and shelter openings. It’s even too cold to ice skate — the rink at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta was closed Monday night. Bone-chilling cold has frozen the Southern half of the country, putting officials

  • Monster waves slam into UK

    January 6, 2014 6:18 PM 21

    Waves up to 8.2 metres high have slammed into Britain's southwestern coast, as lashing winds and heavy rain battered parts of the UK and coastal residents braced for another round of flooding. The monster waves were recorded at Land's End, the southwestern tip of the UK. In Aberystwyth in Wales, seafront homes, businesses and student residence halls

  • UK faces more flooding in wave of stormy weather

    January 6, 2014 5:17 PM 25

    Published: 6:15AM Tuesday January 07, 2014 Source: AP Britain's coastal residents are bracing for more flooding with lashing winds, rain and high tides expected. Waves of up to 8.2 metres have been recorded at Land's End, the most southern tip of the UK. In Aberystwyth in Wales, seafront homes, businesses and student residence halls were evacuated as high tides

  • Turkey’s Erdogan ‘not opposed’ to military plot retrials

    January 6, 2014 7:57 AM 18

    Military officers were convicted over coup to overthrow PM’s government Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan said he would not oppose the retrial of hundreds of military officers convicted on coup plot charges, a case that underlined civilian dominance over a once all-powerful army. Turkey’s appeals court in October upheld the convictions of top retired

  • ‘1,277 Nigerians evacuated from CAR’

    January 5, 2014 11:06 PM 33

    The Federal Government through its National Emergency Management Agency, on Sunday, said it had so far evacuated 1,277 Nigerians from the crisis ridden Central African Republic. It said the 1,277 evacuees were flown into Nigeria between Friday and Sunday. The evacuees, who were received by the Director-General, NEMA, Mr. Sani Sidi and officials of the Federal

  • Fresh bloodshed in Iraqi capital

    January 5, 2014 2:32 PM 18

    It is the latest assault by militants who have been fighting Iraqi security forces and allied tribes in country's west. The deadliest attack took place in Baghdad's Shia northern Shaab neighbourhood, when two parked car bombs exploded simultaneously near a restaurant and a tea house. Officials say those blasts killed 10 people and wounded 26. Authorities

  • Justice for a dictator

    January 5, 2014 8:53 AM 53

    As news filtered in about Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf falling ill on his way to the special court where he is being tried on treason charges, people wondered if he would be tried at all. The retired general, who was being taken from his palatial house in Islamabad's suburbs to the court under heavy security of 1,600 personnel

  • AAP throws its hat into the ring for Lok Sabha polls

    January 5, 2014 1:30 AM 27

    Party says it will contest as many seats as possible Buoyed by the overwhelming response from people who want to join the party after its impressive debut in the Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday declared it would contest as many seats as possible in every possible State in the coming Lok Sabha elections. National convener and Delhi

  • Deadly freeze hits northern US, eastern Canada

    January 4, 2014 8:09 AM 29

    NEW YORK: A fierce winter storm has caused chaos in the United States since the start of the year, killing 11 people, canceling thousands of flights and bringing freezing temperatures to Canada. Northeastern US states felt the biggest impact, with more than 24 inches (61 centimeters) of snow falling in parts of a Massachusetts town and a state of emergency

  • Political row heats up after report of Sydney's hottest year

    January 3, 2014 4:03 PM 38

    Sydney in 2013 had the hottest year since observations started in 1859, with a slew of records broken including the hottest day and the fewest cold nights. Statewide average maximums also set new highs last year, as they did for Australia overall, the Bureau of Meteorology said in its annual climate report. Inland regions have lately copped another bout of searing