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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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Hundreds of flights cancelled as storm pounds US

  A powerful winter storm forced the cancellation of about 200 US flights on Thursday, snarling holiday travel as heavy snow and high winds pummelled the northeastern US.   The National Weather Serv

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Wintry storm hits US Northeast

  An unseasonably early-winter storm brought snow, rain and dangerous winds to the US Northeast, plunging many residents of the most populous region of the country back into darkness just as they were recovering from Superstorm S

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Oil prices climb above $91, cold snap supports

US crude prices rose above $91 a barrel, hovering just below a 26-month top hit in the previous session, supported by a weaker dollar and hopes that a major snow storm on the US East Coast would stoke demand for heating oil. Prices were al

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