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Storms wreak havoc in Europe and Turkey, 23 dead

Diyarbakir, Turkey - Heavy storms, landslides, flash floods and lightning have killed at least 23 people in Europe and Turkey, officials said on Monday.

Nine people died in eastern Turkey, including six killed in severe flooding in mountainous Agri province near the Iranian border, where river waters were swollen by melting snows. Two more people were missing.

Red Flag

Tonga unaware of 5.8 earthquake

AN earthquake with the magnitude of 5.8 jolted Tonga early this morning.

Red Flag

Small quake hits East Oakland

A small earthquake jolted the city Sunday night.
No damage was reported.

The quake measured 2.8 on the Richter scale and hit at 8:46 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Earthquake rumbles southeast Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Geological Survey reports a small earthquake and two aftershocks rumbled parts of Pittsburg County.

The survey's chief geophysicist Jim Lawson says yesterday's earthquake happened about 4 pm and measured 3.2 on the Richter scale.

Bizarro Earth

Late Snow Falls In Western North Dakota

It's May 26th, Memorial Day weekend. Normally, there'd be kids playing on this playground right about now, but instead it's windy, cold, and there's snow on the ground.

Bizarro Earth

Spring Snowfall Sets Calgary City Record

Homes were left without power, downed trees damaged dozens of cars and school was cancelled for thousands of kids as a blast of record snow slammed many parts of southern Alberta yesterday.

Bizarro Earth

Snow Headed For Britain?

BRITAIN looks set to be hit by Bank Holiday SNOW today.

Heavy rain is forecast for almost everywhere, but areas as far apart as northern Scotland and East Anglia could turn white.


Giant Squid Return to Southern California Waters

They live hundreds of feet below the sea. A formidable predator that can rip its prey to pieces.

The giant Humboldt squid have returned to the waters of Southern California, and they're bigger and more plentiful than ever.

Fishermen are thankful, but biologists are worried.

"I have nearly a thousand dives with these animals and I have been either tested or full out attacked about 80 percent of the time," Scott Cassell said.

Cassell has been studying the Humboldt squid for the past 13 years.

Cloud Lightning

Floods in Siberia and Far East force 3,000 from homes

Flooding in Siberian and Far East regions have forced more than 3000 people to leave their homes, a local emergency service spokesman said Monday.

"Thirteen residential areas in Siberia and the Far East are still affected by flooding - 1,116 homes with a population of almost 4,000 residents, and 3,167 people have been evacuated," the spokesman said.

In one village in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), almost 900 houses had been flooded forcing over 2,500 people to leave their homes.


Moscow breaks 120-year temperature record

Monday has become the hottest May 28th in the 120-year history of temperature record-keeping in Moscow, the city's meteorological service said.

With thermometers near bursting at 32.2 degrees Celsius (89.7 degrees Fahrenheit) and the record shattered by about 2:00 p.m. Moscow time (10:00 a.m. GMT), the service said that temperatures will continue to rise and will reach at least 34 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) by late afternoon.

Unseasonably hot May weather has already seen last year's energy consumption for this time of year surpassed by about 8% in Moscow and 12% in St. Petersburg, a spokeswoman for the UES electricity monopoly said.