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Summer heat, rain on rise as weather gets trapped

Summer heatwaves and downpours have become more frequent in the northern hemisphere this century, apparently because extreme weather can get trapped for weeks in the same place in a warming world, a study showed. Disruptions to th

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Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday.  

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70pc chance of El Nino this year: forecast

The US weather forecaster said there was an increased likelihood of an El Nino weather phenomenon striking during the Northern Hemisphere summer in its monthly outlook on Thursday. The Climate Prediction Center, an agency of the N

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El Nino more than 50pc likely: forecast

The chances have increased over the past month that the much-feared El Nino phenomenon, which has the potential to wreak havoc on global crops, would strike by summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the federal US weather forecaster has said.

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Deep freeze disrupts travel, business in US

A blast of Arctic air gripped the vast middle of the US on Monday with the coldest temperatures in two decades causing at least four deaths, forcing businesses and schools to close and canceling thousands of flights. Shelters for

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Bahrain likely to see stormy weather

Bahrain is likely to experience unstable weather conditions from Sunday evening as accumulative clouds gather, bringing thundery downpours and strong, high-speed gusts. Weathermen have urged citizens, especially drivers and seafar

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Setback for Iraqi oil exports

Iraq's oil exports from its southern ports have slowed so far in September and may fall further until mid-October due to maintenance, according to shipping data and industry sources, tightening supply from Opec's second-largest producer.

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Poor weather halts Kuwait port traffic

Poor weather conditions halted sea traffic at all of Kuwait's ports on Sunday, state news agency KUNA reported citing the maritime authority. Low visibility caused by dust storms regularly interrupts maritime traffic in Kuwait

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State of climate: Hot 2012 'new normal'

Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a "new normal," scientists said Tuesday in the 2012 State of the

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World experiences climate extremes in past decade

The world suffered unprecedented climate extremes in the decade to 2010, from heatwaves in Europe and droughts in Australia to floods in Pakistan, against a backdrop of global warming, a United Nations report said on Wednesday. Ev

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