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Serbia struggles with river ice; Croatia hit by snowstorms

Two Hungarian icebreakers tasked to clear the Danube between Croatia and Serbia may be unable to continue downstream and the Croatian army could be asked to use explosives, according to news...

France braces for cold; nearly all homes reconnected after windstorm

France was bracing for a cold snap on Sunday and preparing for a surge in power demand just days after a windstorm knocked out electricity for some 330,000 homes.

More than 32,000 without power in France following violent wind storm

Approximately 32,500 homes in France were without electricity on Saturday morning following a strong wind storm, a spokesman for electricity provider Enedis said.

Towns evacuated as storm surge threatens to batter English coast

Residents of a seaside village in eastern England are flouting police advice to evacuate their homes despite being told their properties could be flooded by up to 3 metres of sea water.

Vatican lets homeless take shelter in church due to extreme cold

The Vatican is letting the homeless sleep in one of its churches in Rome so they can escape a cold snap, the Holy See said in a statement Friday.

Massive snow storm triggers chaos across Germany

A massive snow storm triggered chaos in Germany on Friday, causing severe disruption to transport nationwide and leaving parts of the country without power amid hurricane force winds.

Wind storm knocks out power for hundreds of thousands in France

A fierce wind storm that struck France late Thursday and early Friday knocked out power for more than 330,000 people, electricity provider Enedis said.

State of emergency in effect in 13 municipalities as cold snap grips Serbia

After six days of heavy snowdrift and sub-zero temperatures, snow has stopped falling and temperatures are rising in Serbia but a state of emergency is still in force in 13 municipalities and...

Snow storm hammers north and central Japan

A blizzard hammered northern and central Japan on Thursday, bringing more snow and sub-zero temperatures to the region, weather authorities said.

Extreme cold claims six lives in Serbia

Extremely low temperatures have claimed six lives in Serbia, prompting local authorities to declare a state of emergency in 11 municipalities in the country's south where temperatures of minus 27...

Freezing cold claims six lives in Bosnia

Freezing cold in Bosnia and Herzegovina has claimed two more lives thus bringing the number of deaths caused by extreme cold to six, the local media reported on Wednesday.

Sydney issues air pollution alert as temperatures soar

An air pollution alert has been issued for Sydney as much of city and surrounding areas brace for sweltering summer heat, according to health officials. 

Thousands of migrants freeze along Balkan route, aid group says

Thousands of migrants in Greece and in the Balkans are suffering under the current freezing temperatures as local authorities have failed to prepare emergency measures, Doctors Without Borders (...

Floods kill 25, impact more than one million in southern Thailand

Flash floods in southern Thailand have left 25 dead and affected over one million others since the start of the year, as heavy rains caused the worst floods in the region in decades.

13 die from hypothermia in Ukraine and Belarus amid unusual cold

At least eight people have died from hypothermia in Ukraine and another five in neighbouring Belarus in recent days, local media reported Monday, as temperatures sank below minus 20 degrees...