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People trapped in vehicles as snow storm hits Istanbul

Rescue crews were forging ahead with efforts to clear major throughways in and around Istanbul that were clogged by a massive snow storm that...

Tens of thousands without power as winter storm blasts US south-east

A winter storm combining high winds and ice was sweeping through parts of the south-east of the US, knocking out power, felling trees and...

Swirling ice disc causes a stir

A swirling disc of ice on a river in the US state of Maine is drawing onlookers in the heart of winter once again. The...

Turkmenistan’s leader wants ‘Gates of Hell’ fire put out

The president of Turkmenistan is calling for an end to one of the country’s most notable sites — the blazing natural gas crater widely...

Muted Christmas in Philippines in wake of deadly typhoon

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines, Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation, have been marking Christmas without homes, adequate food and water, electricity...

Explosion of colour witnessed at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is spawning in an explosion of colour as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder recovers from life-threatening coral bleaching episodes. Scientists recorded...

Hindus bathe in frothy, polluted Indian river

One of India’s most sacred rivers is covered with white toxic foam, making it appear to be coated with a thick layer of snow. A...

Study finds California condors can have ‘virgin births’

Endangered California condors can have “virgin births”, according to a new study. Researchers at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said genetic testing confirmed that...

Campaigners stage climate protests across continents

Environmental campaigners staged protests on several continents to press their demands for more government action to curb global warming ahead of the upcoming UN...

Volcanic eruption on La Palma showing no sign of abating

There is no sign that a volcanic eruption on the Spanish island of La Palma is coming to an end, four weeks after it...

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