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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall twice in Texas; residents warned of heavy rainfall, ‘catastrophic flooding’
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Hurricane Hanna makes landfall twice in Texas; residents warned of heavy rainfall, ‘catastrophic flooding’

Trump said his administration was monitoring Hanna, along with Hurricane Douglas, which is heading toward Hawaii

Space debris weighing 18,000 kgs from a Chinese rocket crashes into the Atlantic Ocean
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Space debris weighing 18,000 kgs from a Chinese rocket crashes into the Atlantic Ocean

The core stage of the rocket was launched on 5 May before re-entering Earth’s atmosphere and crashing off the west coast of northwest Africa.

Understanding Cyclone Fani: How sea surface temperature determines the strength of cyclones
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Understanding Cyclone Fani: How sea surface temperature determines the strength of cyclones

Cyclogensis is a complex phenomenon which is initiated by a tropical depression.

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida with terrifying winds of 155 mph; now twisting towards Georgia and Carolinas
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Hurricane Michael slams into Florida with terrifying winds of 155 mph; now twisting towards Georgia and Carolinas

Hurricane Michael is one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., and the proof is strewn across miles of Florida's coastline: Roofs and awnings peeled from buildings, pieces of homes scattered amid snapped trees and downed power lines, chunks of beaches washed away.

Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida with winds of 145mph; North Carolina declares emergency
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Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael menaces Florida with winds of 145mph; North Carolina declares emergency

Gaining frightening fury overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 mph, the most powerful storm on record ever to menace the stretch of fishing towns, military bases and spring-break beaches.

Fast and furious Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle with 110mph winds
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Fast and furious Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle with 110mph winds

A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 110 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 12 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up.

Hurricane Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, knocks out power to 500,000 homes, tears buildings apart
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Hurricane Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, knocks out power to 500,000 homes, tears buildings apart

Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.

Hurricane Florence batters Carolina coast with 105 mph winds; begins days of rain and wind on coast
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Hurricane Florence batters Carolina coast with 105 mph winds; begins days of rain and wind on coast

Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 mph (165 kph) winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.

Hurricane Florence sows fear across Carolinas, 10 million in crosshairs as monster storm takes aim with 120 mph winds
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Hurricane Florence sows fear across Carolinas, 10 million in crosshairs as monster storm takes aim with 120 mph winds

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast.

'Big and vicious' Hurricane Florence closes in on North and South Carolina; 'the waves and the wind will be like nothing you've ever seen'
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'Big and vicious' Hurricane Florence closes in on North and South Carolina; 'the waves and the wind will be like nothing you've ever seen'

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and potentially ruinous rains.

Laureus World Sports Awards, Best Sporting Moment December nominees: Chris Bertish's journey
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Laureus World Sports Awards, Best Sporting Moment December nominees: Chris Bertish's journey

Chris Bertish's unforgettable journey from across the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddle is one of the nominees for December’s Laureus Best Sporting Moment.

Russia loses contact with satellite after launch from new spaceport
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Russia loses contact with satellite after launch from new spaceport

Russia said it had lost contact Tuesday with a weather satellite just hours after it was launched from its Vostochny cosmodrome, in only the second rocket liftoff from the new spaceport.

Hurricane Irma hits Category 5, makes first landfall in northeast Carribean Islands
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Hurricane Irma hits Category 5, makes first landfall in northeast Carribean Islands

The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane Irma in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico

NASA to send four crew members on undersea mission to simulate life on Mars
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NASA to send four crew members on undersea mission to simulate life on Mars

NASA is sending a team of four crew members to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, which will spend 10 days simulating a deep space mission.

African island country Sao Tome and Principe eyes tourism to boost economy
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African island country Sao Tome and Principe eyes tourism to boost economy

Sao Tome and Principe were once the world's leading producer of cocoa. Today the island nation is promoting itself as a tourist destination

AirAsia QZ8501: Lost jet's request for new path was denied in crowded skies
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AirAsia QZ8501: Lost jet's request for new path was denied in crowded skies

The AirAsia plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately — there was no room.

He dreamed of being a pilot: Sister of missing AirAsia jet's co-pilot pays tribute
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He dreamed of being a pilot: Sister of missing AirAsia jet's co-pilot pays tribute

"Since he was very young, it was his dream to be a pilot and the dream came true. He had been in Indonesia for three years ... He was a very good pilot, an excellent one," she said.

AirAsia QZ8501 flight: What could have happened to the missing plane?
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AirAsia QZ8501 flight: What could have happened to the missing plane?

The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar. What could have happened?

Tropical storm Gonzalo headed for Caribbean, could become hurricane
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Tropical storm Gonzalo headed for Caribbean, could become hurricane

Tropical Storm Gonzalo was centred roughly 115 miles (180 kilometers) east of the French Caribbean.

Hurricane Irene pummels America’s East Coast, millions flee
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Hurricane Irene pummels America’s East Coast, millions flee

Millions have been ordered to flee as Hurricane Irene continues to pummel the US coast. The storm has already caused transport mayhem on the East Coast, as airlines, railways and subways in New York and other big cities started sweeping weekend shutdowns.