Cold weather kills many cherry blossom blooms in U.S. capital

Mar 18, 2017

Cold weather kills many cherry blossom blooms in U.S. capital

Cold weather has killed half of the blossoms on Washington’s famous cherry trees just as they were reaching peak bloom, park service officials said Friday. The blooming of the trees is a big tourist draw and is closely watched as a sign of spring ...

Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Mar 12, 2017

Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176,000 after it hit Madagascar, the national disaster management agency said Saturday, with thousands forced into emergency shelters. The toll issued by the head of the BNGRC agency, Thierry Venty, was significantly higher than Thursday’s ...

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Feb 19, 2017

Biggest storm in five years thrashes Southern California

Southern California cleaned up on Saturday after its biggest storm in years unleashed a wave of rain and snow that killed at least three people and triggered flooding, mudslides, high winds and power outages, officials said. Vital highways and railways were shut down and ...

Feb 5, 2017

Usually sweltering Qatar suffers its coldest ever day

The desert state of Qatar recorded the lowest ever temperature in the country’s history Sunday — just 1.5 degrees Celsius — according to a statement posted online by state media. Abu Samra weather station in the southwest of the country recorded the temperature, equivalent ...