Tennessee Tornadoes death toll at 25 and 44,000 without electricity

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On Tuesday 3rd March 2020, two tornadoes caused significant damage to hundreds of buildings and an airport in central Tennessee.

Five dead after New Zealand Volcanic Eruption

A volcano has erupted on White Island/Whakaari, New Zealand, claiming the lives of five people and injuring more. Fatalities are expected to rise…

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Australian Wildfires’ danger level upgraded to ‘Catastrophic’

More than 50 wildfires are ablaze in New South Wales (NSW) and ‘catastrophic’ conditions, the highest point on Australia’s fire danger scale, have been predicted for today.

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More than 100 wildfires tear across southeast Australia

Wildfires are common in Australia. But officials are concerned that the early-spring fires currently ripping through Queensland and New South Wales are an omen of what’s to come.

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Hurricane Dorian rips through the Bahamas and heads towards the US

Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina have all been placed in a state of emergency as Hurricane Dorian rips through the Bahamas and makes its way towards the US states.

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5 holiday scams and how to avoid them

Summer is upon us; despite the dismal weather we appear to have been graced with recently. With the UK expecting yet more rainfall over the next few days…

  

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Over 9,000 people evacuated after wildfires break out across Gran Canaria

Over 9,000 people have been evacuated after wildfires broke out in Gran Canaria. The fires have been ripping through the popular holiday destination in the Canary Islands since Saturday.

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Volcano erupts on Italian island, killing one and injuring many

One of the worlds most active volcanos has erupted killing a man in his 30s and injuring several others. Located on the small Italian island of Stromboli, the volcano has been in a state of eruption since the 1930’s.

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More than 300 people killed in Sri Lanka terror attacks

A day of mourning has commenced in Sri Lanka as the first mass funeral takes place following the devastating terrorist attacks which took place on Easter Sunday.

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Worldwide devastation as Notre Dame burns

One of the world’s most famous landmarks, Notre Dame Cathedral, was engulfed in flames last night as a devastating fire destroyed parts of the building.

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Stormy weather causes chaos across the world

Storm Freya has caused chaos across the UK with thousands of residents left without power and many roads forced to close due to winds of over 74mph and flooding.

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Mount Etna has erupted causing travel chaos

Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna has erupted. The volcano lies in the Italian island of Sicily.

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Measles outbreak in the Philippines

Over 1,800 cases of the highly contagious measles virus have been reported in the Philippines since the 26th January 2019.

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The US Polar Vortex has claimed the lives of 8 people

Eight people have lost their lives in the US as temperatures continue to plummet well below freezing.

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Five people have drowned in the Maldives

Holidaymakers looking to travel to the Maldives are being warned to take extra precautions when swimming…

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Five people have drowned in the Maldives

Holidaymakers looking to travel to the Maldives are being warned to take extra precautions when swimming…

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Seven die amidst avalanche warnings in the Alps

Seven people have lost their lives due to heavy snow fall in the Alps and a high risk avalanche warning has been announced.

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Tourists flee popular holiday spots in Thailand

All flights and ferry services along Thailand’s southern golf coast will be suspended as Tropical Storm Pabuk approaches.

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North Carolina has been hit by a deadly snowstorm

Thousands of residents have been left without power and at least two people have lost their lives as a snowstorm swept across the US state.

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Flash-flooding claims lives in Sydney, Australia

As Queensland continues to battle more than 100 catastrophic bushfires, heavy rainfall is causing flash-flooding and chaos in Sydney.

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Parents advised children must have MMR injection before travelling to Europe

Following an outbreak of measles in Europe, parents are being advised by Public Health England to ensure children are up to date with their MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination before travelling.