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Icy Weather Hits U.S. Midwest

TULSA, Okla. - Freezing rain fell in the nation's midsection Friday, and temperatures plunged from Minnesota to Las Vegas as a storm rolled in that could leave several states coated in ice.

At least two deaths have been blamed on the storm, some schools closed early Friday, and dozens of flights were delayed.

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Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake off Coast of Japan - Tsunami Warning Issued

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0423Z 13 JAN 2007
COORDINATES - 46.7 NORTH 154.4 EAST
LOCATION - EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS
MAGNITUDE - 8.2

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Storm Warnings Across UK

Wild winds and flooding are set to continue after severe weather left seven dead, caused travel chaos and cut off power.

More flooding is possible in Western Scotland today, where winds will be up to 60mph. Northwest England and Northern Ireland will also be badly hit.

Yesterday, a man was killed in Britty Common in Somerset when a tree collapsed on the car he was travelling in.

A number of other people are feared dead after going missing at sea in the horrendous weather.

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Powerful earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

A strong earthquake with magnitude of 6.2 rocked eastern part of Indonesia on Thursday, no immediate reports of casualty or potential of tsunami, Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said in Jakarta.

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'Catastrophic': Now thousands of birds fall from sky

mass bird death australia

Thousands of wattle birds like this one have mysteriously dropped dead in Australia
Wildlife officers baffled, autopsies shed no light on mystery

Thousands of birds inexplicably dropped like rocks from the sky over Australia.

The mysterious catastrophe has taken place over a period of three weeks in Esperance, about 450 miles southeast of Perth. The area was declared a disaster zone by government officials.

So far, authorities are clueless as to the cause. Autopsies on the birds have shed no light.

The main casualties, according to Australian news sources, are wattle birds, yellow-throated miners, new holland honeyeaters and singing honeyeaters. Some dead crows, hawks and pigeons have also been found.

Some birds were seen convulsing when they died.

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Dead birds falling from the sky in China

Hundreds of seagulls killed mysteriously

Chinanews, Jinan, Dec. 19 - Hundreds of seagulls were found dead on the beach of Zhouge Village, eastern China's Shandong Province.

The remains of these seagulls were found on December 16, which still kept white feathers and red claws without any wounds.

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Dead birds falling from the sky in Maine

Lewiston residents unnerved by dead crows

LEWISTON - Residents unnerved by the unexplained deaths of dozens of crows in a neighborhood next to the Promenade Mall hope tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide some answers.

To residents, it seems almost as though dead crows were falling from the sky. Damien Perreault, 71, said he disposed of 10 dead crows he found on a walk Monday. That didn't count crows dead in the trees.

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Dead birds rain down on towns half a world apart

It could be the plot of a horror film, but in two towns on opposite sides of the world the mysterious phenomenon of thousands of dead birds dropping out of the sky is all too real.

Officials are baffled by the unexplained deaths which have affected Australia and the U.S.

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Quake in northern B.C.

WHITEHORSE -- A moderate earthquake has shaken the northwestern tip of British Columbia, along the Alaska and Yukon borders.

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Quake damages thousands of buildings in China

Beijing, Jan 10: An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale damaged thousands of buildings in northwest China`s Gansu province but no casualties have been reported so far, the state media said on Wednesday.