Students play football on the campus of Harvard University in Boston

Boston worst hit in US blizzard

27 Jan A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States, closing schools, cancelling thousands of flights and leaving residents in the hardest-hit parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut digging out as much as 60cm of snow.

A Filipino family inside their damaged house surrounded by floodwaters due to tropical storm Jangmi in Ormoc town, Leyte province

53 dead in Philippines flooding and landslides

31 Dec The death toll from flooding and landslides in the Philippines wrought by tropical storm Jangmi rose to 53, officials said, with some regions saying they were caught off guard by the deluge.

Snowy conditions in the Crookes area of Sheffield after wild and wintry weather swept the UK

Ice warning in Britain after snow brings chaos

27 Dec Storms packing wind gusts of up to 160km/h have forced the closure of the port of Calais on the English Channel and the suspension of car ferries to and from Britain, officials said.

Motorists are being warned that visibility may be much reduced at times across the country

Motorists warned over visibility

26 Dec Met Éireann has issued a snow and ice warning for Connacht, and for Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford and Westmeath for this afternoon and evening.

The storm triggered flash floods and mudslides that led to hundreds of homes being evacuated

Storm triggers tornado, floods in California

13 Dec A Pacific storm pounded southern California with heavy rain and high winds yesterday, triggering a small tornado, flash floods and mudslides that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes, damaged dozens of others and disrupted passenger rail services along the coast.