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Europe wrapped in a snow blanket as winter finally sets in

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Europe wrapped in a snow blanket as winter finally sets in A large part of Europe experienced heavy snowfall in the period between January 15 and 18, 2016. Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic were almost entirely wrapped in a snow blanket while Turkey and Greece also reported intense snowstorms. New snow fell across... Read more...

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Very shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji

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Very shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji A very shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit south of Fiji at 18:24 UTC on January 18, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 14.8 km (9.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was... Read more...

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A spell of rain and snow in Greece

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Heavy rainfall and a strong snowstorm hit northern Greece on the weekend of January 16, 2016. Abundant precipitation caused the Pineios river to overflow. A bridge in Diava, Kalambaka collapsed due to flooding and one person died in a weather-related incident, local... Read more...

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Lead-contaminated water prompts a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan

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President Obama declared a state of federal emergency for Flint, Michigan over lead-contaminated water, on January 16, 2016. Lead contamination is a potentially dangerous health hazard, as it can cause brain damage and other problems when ingested. The city has been... Read more...

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