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Bahrain sees hottest July since 1902

Last month was the hottest July in Bahrain on record since 1902, with the average temperature at 36C, 2.1C above the long-term normal, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read more, please visit

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Bahrain sees fourth hottest May

Last month was the fourth hottest May on record since 1902, reported the Gulf Daily News,our sister publication, adding that the average temperature was 32C, which is 2.2C above the long-term normal. To read further, please visit

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Extreme weather 'increasing toxins in food'

As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned. A new report by the

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Kuwait halts oil exports due to bad weather

Kuwait has stopped exporting oil from all of its ports due to bad weather, spokesman Khaled Al-Asousi from state-run Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) told Reuters on Tuesday. Kuwait was hit by a dust storm on Tuesday morni

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Deep freeze grips US northeast

A dangerous cold snap bringing life-threatening cold was settling in across the northeastern US on Saturday and a snow squall triggered a pileup of dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania highway that left several people dead. Offici

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Severe weather in Sydney kills one, disrupts flights

Severe thunderstorms in Sydney on Thursday killed at least one person and injured another, police said, with winds of 122 kmph (76 mph) lashing Australia's busiest airport, besides ripping down power lines and closing roads. A man w

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Weather, war may leave millions more hungry in 2016

Millions more people globally are facing the threat of severe food and water shortages in early 2016 as droughts and flood devastate crops and strain a humanitarian system already struggling to meet needs, aid agencies warned. The

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Record flooding hits US Midwest, 24 dead

Swollen rivers in the US Midwest and other regions brought flood warnings for over 12 million Americans on Wednesday as scores of buildings were submerged after days of intense rain in which 24 people have died. Two rivers west of

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Storms snarl US travel, kill dozens

Snow, sleet and hail snarled transportation in large parts of the United States on Monday during one of the busiest travel times of the year, after dozens died in US storms that were just some of the wild weather seen worldwide over the Christma

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43 killed as storms slam south, central US

Storms hit the US South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel time.

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