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US west coast braces for ‘atmospheric river’ as huge storm brews

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A huge Pacific storm is poised to unleash conditions known as an “atmospheric river”, with torrential rains and strong winds putting about 10 million people at risk of flash floods in parts of northern California this...

Solar storm confirms Vikings settled in North America exactly 1,000 years ago

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Long before Columbus crossed the Atlantic, eight timber-framed buildings covered in sod stood on a terrace above a peat bog and stream at the northern tip of Canada’s island of Newfoundland, evidence that the Vikings ...

‘A perfect storm’: supply chain crisis could blow world economy off course

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It was all going so well. Successful vaccination programmes were driving the post-pandemic recovery of the global economy, stock markets were back at record highs, and prices were rising just enough to make deflation ...

Gas crisis, Covid and food shortages: Tories fear perfect winter storm

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A second winter of discontent could lie ahead, senior Tories fear, with people’s personal finances pushed to breaking point, the health service at risk of being overwhelmed and the threat of Covid restrictions returni...

Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’

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Emily started using Instagram when she was in her mid-teens and found it helpful at first. She used the photo-sharing app to follow fitness influencers, but what began as a constructive relationship with the platform ...

Texas hit by floods as Tropical Storm Nicholas strikes

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Tropical Storm Nicholas is the 14th named storm of the Atlantic’s 2021 hurricane season and formed in the south-west Gulf of Mexico last Sunday before tracking just east of far southern Texas, eventually making landfa...

Texas on alert as Tropical Storm Nicholas upgraded to hurricane

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Tropical storm Nicholas has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as it headed toward making landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast, and was expected to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to stor...

Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthens off Texas coast, threatening rain and floods

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Tropical Storm Nicholas was strengthening off the US Gulf coast on Monday and could make landfall in Texas as a hurricane, bringing heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana. Forec...

Death toll from Hurricane Ida rises to 26 as Tropical Storm Mindy forms in gulf

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The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida has risen to 26 with the additional 11 deaths all occurring in the city of New Orleans, officials said on Wednesday, as the region continues to grapple with the fallout f...

Novak Djokovic weathers early storm against Jenson Brooksby at US Open

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For half an hour on Monday night, Novak Djokovic’s opponent in the US Open’s fourth round, Jenson Brooksby, gave him an almighty scare and created a raucous atmosphere under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium. That let...

Chaos as Brazil v Argentina match abandoned after officials storm pitch in Covid-19 row – video

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Brazil’s World Cup qualifier with Argentina in São Paulo was suspended after just seven minutes as health authorities entered the field of play amid farcical scenes at Neo Química Arena. Three Premier League players -...

Catalans Dragons storm past St Helens to take League Leaders’ Shield at Magic Weekend

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Catalans Dragons made history in the most dramatic fashion with a 31-30 golden-point victory over the champions, St Helens, to clinch the Super League Leaders’ Shield at the Magic Weekend in Newcastle. The French side...

Anti-vaccine protesters try to storm London offices of medical regulator

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Police have prevented anti-vaccine protesters from storming the headquarters of Britain’s medical regulator during violent clashes in east London. At least four officers were injured and arrests were made during a con...

New Orleans battered by Hurricane Ida as storm claims first victim in Louisiana

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One person has died as Hurricane Ida, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US, knocked out power to all of New Orleans, reversed the flow of the Mississippi River and blew roofs off buildings across Louisia...

Hurricane Ida: flooding and devastation as historically powerful storm makes landfall – video report

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One person has died as Hurricane Ida, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the US, knocked out power to all of New Orleans, reversed the flow of the Mississippi River and blew roofs off buildings across Louisia...

Charlie Watts: the calm, brilliant eye of the Rolling Stones’ rock’n’roll storm

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By any standards, Charlie Watts was an unlikely candidate for rock stardom. He was quiet, drily funny and unfailingly modest, characteristics theoretically better suited to his initial profession as a graphic designer...

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