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Storm batters Mideast with blizzards; some flights cancelled

A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across much of the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters. Turkish Airl

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Cold snap with snow, winds to grip Saudi today

Freezing temperatures together with snow and winds are likely to hit the north and northwest areas of Saudi Arabia today (January 7) in a surge of cold weather which could last until Sunday, a report said. Storms coming from Europ

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Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm

With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday. The approaching storm, due to peak on Wednesday, was

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Severe storm clobbers US with winds, snow

A strong storm system packing damaging winds, dense fog, and heavy snow pelted the central part of the US on Thursday, causing massive traffic jams and loss of power, meteorologists said. At least a dozen tornadoes were reported i

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Icy storms cause havoc in US, 6,000 flights hit

A winter storm that froze the US southeast in its tracks pushed north, with driving winds and heavy snow snarling travel and closing many schools from Washington to Connecticut, creating havoc for winter-weary parents. About 6,900

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US ice storm strands thousands in Atlanta

A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess on Wednesday, stranding thousands for hours on frozen roadways and raising questions about how city leaders prepared for and handled the cold snap that slammed the US South. The

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Heavy snow cancels thousands of flights in US

The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state of emergency and pleaded with residents to stay indoors on Thursday as a major snowstorm bore down on the northeastern US, delaying or canceling thousands of flights. The f

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Dubai Christmas Festival plans new features

A snowball fight, an outdoor ice rink, a fairground, a gingerbread house, an enormous Christmas tree and Santa Claus and his elves will be among the new features at the upcoming Dubai Christmas Festival. With help from DesertSnow,

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Snow disrupts transport in Europe

  An overnight snowstorm in northwestern Europe forced the closure of Frankfurt Airport, caused record traffic jams in Belgium, and left British and French drivers sleeping in their cars.   Take-off

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Snow hits London, Paris flights, more cuts seen

London's Heathrow Airport cancelled a fifth of flights on Sunday and airlines scrapped 40 percent of flights to Paris's main airports as snow blanketed parts of Europe, with more forecast. Air France predicted more cancell

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