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Explained: Why winter-wise Buffalo was paralysed and stunned by storm
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Explained: Why winter-wise Buffalo was paralysed and stunned by storm

Officials note that they declared emergencies, and positioned crews and equipment well before the first storm winds blew in. But the ferocity of the blizzard, unpacking more than four feet (1.2 metres) of snow severely limited what crews could do

Buffalo faces more snow after deadliest storm in decades
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Buffalo faces more snow after deadliest storm in decades

The rest of the United States also was reeling from the ferocious winter storm, with at least an additional two dozen deaths reported in other parts of the country, and power outages in communities from Maine to Washington state

Deaths, darkness, devastation: Inside New York’s Buffalo, worst-hit by ‘once-in-a-generation’ winter storm
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Deaths, darkness, devastation: Inside New York’s Buffalo, worst-hit by ‘once-in-a-generation’ winter storm

New York’s Buffalo city is reeling from the worst winter storm in over 50 years that has left at least 28 dead. Governor Kathy Hochul has likened the catastrophe to ‘a war zone’, adding that residents there are facing a 'life-threatening situation'

US: Western New York death toll rises to 27 from cold, storm chaos
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US: Western New York death toll rises to 27 from cold, storm chaos

The blizzard roared through western New York Friday and Saturday, stranding motorists, knocking out power and preventing emergency crews from reaching residents in frigid homes and stuck cars

All Snowed In: Powerful winter storm batters parts of US
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All Snowed In: Powerful winter storm batters parts of US

A powerful winter storm has marched across United States, delivering blizzard-like conditions to the Great Plains after tornadoes touched down in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana

Jaishankar asks envoys to respond after four Indian nationals freeze to death along US-Canada border
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Jaishankar asks envoys to respond after four Indian nationals freeze to death along US-Canada border

The Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Thursday said that the bodies of two adults, a teen and an infant were found on the Canadian side of the border. US authorities are probing a human smuggling case in connection with the incident

Pakistan snowstorm: Why locals are angry with  govt after blizzard claims at 22 lives
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Pakistan snowstorm: Why locals are angry with govt after blizzard claims at 22 lives

At least 22 people, including 10 children, died in Murree near Islamabad after a sudden snowstorm blocked roads, leading to them being trapped in their cars for more than 24 hours

Iran: At least 8 climbers dead, 7 missing after blizzard and avalanches hit mountains in northern Tehran
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Iran: At least 8 climbers dead, 7 missing after blizzard and avalanches hit mountains in northern Tehran

A member of the Red Crescent team said the rescue mission to recover the bodies of the climbers was complicated by 'bad weather and snow'

The highs and lows of gaming in 2019 — from Control to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Fallout 76
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The highs and lows of gaming in 2019 — from Control to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Fallout 76

2019 was a tough year to be a gamer, particularly for those of us who mark the hours creeping by until the release of Cyberpunk 2077 delivers us from our fleshy existence. Still… a few notable things happened in the gaming industry over the last year, some of them bad, but surprisingly, a few of them were good too.

Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, WoW Shadowlands and more announced at BlizzCon 2019
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Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, WoW Shadowlands and more announced at BlizzCon 2019

Here are all the biggest announcements and news that came out during Blizzard’s annual conference.

Overwatch sequel to be reportedly announced by Blizzard at BlizzCon 2019
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Overwatch sequel to be reportedly announced by Blizzard at BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 could witness the launch of Overwatch 2, according to a new report.

Activision's latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot could be another billion-dollar hit
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Activision's latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot could be another billion-dollar hit

The game is a fresh take on the popular Modern Warfare sub-series of the Call of Duty franchise.

Blizzard to give back Hearthstone Grandmasters winner Ng Wai Chun his prize money, ban halved to six months
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Blizzard to give back Hearthstone Grandmasters winner Ng Wai Chun his prize money, ban halved to six months

Blizzard became the target of a boycott by gamers and a walk-out by employees this week.

GOG has added Diablo’s Hellfire expansion as a free update on its store
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GOG has added Diablo’s Hellfire expansion as a free update on its store

Fans can buy a special version of Diablo being sold on GOG.com that includes the free expansion.

Activision Blizzard lays off close to 800 employees despite record 2018 results
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Activision Blizzard lays off close to 800 employees despite record 2018 results

Activision expects its revenue this year to fall by about 20 percent to $6.03 billion.

Destiny 2 on PC available for free on Blizzard's Battle.net service for a limited time
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Destiny 2 on PC available for free on Blizzard's Battle.net service for a limited time

The game will be available as a gift from November 2 to November 18 as a Gift on Blizzard's Battle.net service

Diablo 3: Eternal Collection officially coming to the Nintendo Switch this year
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Diablo 3: Eternal Collection officially coming to the Nintendo Switch this year

Blizzard Entertainment is yet to finalise on a date for the release of Diablo 3 for the Switch.

Activision revenue forecasts take a hit as competion from free digital games like PUBG, Fortnite grows
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Activision revenue forecasts take a hit as competion from free digital games like PUBG, Fortnite grows

The recent success of games from the “Battle Royale” genre has put pressure publishers including Activision and Take Two Interactive Software Inc.

Heavy snowfall hits Europe, kills 55; 'Beast from the East' blizzards snap transportation links across continent
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Heavy snowfall hits Europe, kills 55; 'Beast from the East' blizzards snap transportation links across continent

Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe on Thursday, forcing airports to cancel or delay flights around the continent, as a deep freeze gripped countries.

Daily life across Europe hit by persistent snow, freezing conditions from Siberian cold snap
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Daily life across Europe hit by persistent snow, freezing conditions from Siberian cold snap

Persistent snow and freezing conditions from a Siberian cold snap snarled transit Wednesday and caused a handful of deaths across a swathe of Europe.