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Winter rainfall records broken across the southeastern US

State of emergency declared in the Mississippi capital as the Pearl River continues to rise.

Winter rainfall records broken across the southeastern US

Environment

In Pictures: Storm Dennis batters the United Kingdom

Some regions now being affected by Dennis were also hit by a preceding storm, Ciara.

In Pictures: Storm Dennis batters the United Kingdom

Weather

No let-up in Atlantic storms

Hurricane-force winds and flooding continue as extreme low pressure continues to dominate the North Atlantic.

No let-up in Atlantic storms

Weather

Heavy rain and mudslides kill eight in Bolivia

Seasonal rains cause deadly floods and widespread damage in northern and western Bolivia.

Heavy rain and mudslides kill eight in Bolivia

Iraq

In Pictures: Rare snowfall delights Iraqis

Iraqis young and old said it was the first time they had ever seen snow falling in Baghdad.

In Pictures: Rare snowfall delights Iraqis

Weather

Storm Ciara: Trains, flights cancelled in northern Europe

Forecasters said Storm Ciara would also hit Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.

Storm Ciara: Trains, flights cancelled in northern Europe

Weather

Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts

After months of fires, Australia's east and west coasts grappling with torrential rain, strong winds, hail and heat.

Bushfires, cyclone, torrential rain hit Australia's coasts

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Two 'bomb' cyclones form at once in one ocean

A 'bomb' cyclone is defined as a low-pressure area that deepens by at least 24mb in 24 hours.

Two 'bomb' cyclones form at once in one ocean

Asia Pacific

Australia bushfires: Heavy rains bring relief, pollution warnings

New growth is beginning to push through the scorched landscape but the cost of this unprecedented fire season is mounting.

Weather

US: Blizzards bring widespread disruption to Rocky Mountain area

Major snowstorm causes extensive flight delays and road accidents across the states of Utah and Wyoming.

US: Blizzards bring widespread disruption to Rocky Mountain area

Weather

Europe: Record heat begins to ease

Incredibly mild weather continues across Europe but temperatures are set to drop to close to normal values this week.

Europe: Record heat begins to ease

Australia

Bushfires trigger state of emergency in Australian capital

Officials declare state of emergency in Canberra as intense heat and strong winds whip up huge, unpredictable blazes.

Asia Pacific

Bushfire crisis: Australia's capital declares state of emergency

Authorities are concerned hot weather and strong winds this weekend will spread a fire south of the city out of control.

Japan

French national hit by avalanche in Japan confirmed dead: Report

The 38-year-old had been skiing with seven other French nationals when the avalanche struck on Thursday afternoon.

French national hit by avalanche in Japan confirmed dead: Report

Weather

Heavy rains, flooding hit southeastern Brazil again

Dozens of people have died due to storms since January 24 across Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais states.

Heavy rains, flooding hit southeastern Brazil again