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US crude oil surges as tropical storm heads to Texas

US crude prices rose on Tuesday as a tropical storm moved ashore in the oil-producing state of Texas, but global oversupply limited gains and pressured Brent futures. Expectations that US crude inventories fell again last week and

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4 dead as super storm lashes Australian east coast

A cyclonic storm lashing Australia's east coast for a third day was declared a catastrophe on Wednesday after destroying homes, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage in Sydney and other cities.

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24 killed as severe storm hits Bangladesh

A severe storm sweeping across Bangladesh killed at least 24 people and injured dozens more, mostly in Bogra district in the northern part of the country, police and officials said on Sunday. Women and children were among the dead

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Sandstorm in Bahrain sparks rush for masks

Asthmatics and people suffering from dust allergies were rushing out to buy protective clothing and equipment yesterday (April 2) as Wednesday night's sandstorm persisted into the day. Pharmacies across Bahrain told the Gu

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Sandstorm hits Bahrain, drastically reduces visibility

Flights into Bahrain were suspended last night following a violent sandstorm that drastically reduced visibility. However, flights took off as scheduled, an official source at Bahrain International Airport said in a report in the

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Icy storm grips US; 2,600 flights cancelled

Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C. to close on Tuesday.

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First oil tanker docks at Libya's Hariga since strike, storm

An oil tanker has docked at Libya's port of Hariga for the first time since security guards ended a strike this week and a storm passed, a port official said.   Authorities managed earlier this week to persua

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Egypt dust storm forces airports to suspend landings

Egypt's two main airports have suspended landings due to a dust storm which forced two planes to make emergency landings in Cairo, the head of the state civil aviation company said on Tuesday. Cairo Airport and Borg al-Arab Ai

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Etihad New York flights hit by winter storm

The severe winter storm in the US northeast has affected Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and New York, the airline has announced. Etihad Airways' flight EY103 from Abu Dhabi to New York today (January 27) has been can

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Thousands of US flights cancelled over blizzard

A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights, closure of schools and major mass transit systems. The

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