In today's news roundup, Hurricane Ian brings flooding and power losses to Cuba and Florida, huge leaks in natural gas pipelines between Russia and Europe seem to have been caused on purpose, and Eliud Kipchoge breaks his marathon record by 30 seconds.
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Intense Storms Pound Puerto Rico, Japan, and Alaska
Three large storms hit different parts of the world this weekend. Hurricane Fiona has left the island of Puerto Rico without power. In Japan, Typhoon Nanmadol has forced millions from their homes. And Alaska faces widespread flooding after an unusual typhoon.
News Roundup: Sand Storms, Soccer Pay, & Sandwich Painting
In today's news roundup, Iraq is hit with dangerous sand and dust storms, US Soccer reaches an agreement to pay men and women equally, and a painting that was once traded for cheese sandwiches sells for roughly $270,000.
News Roundup: South Africa Floods, Philippines Storm, & Female Coach
In today's news roundup, South Africa is hit by deadly flooding, the Philippines struggles to recover after Tropical Storm Megi, and Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on the field during an MLB baseball game.
Temperatures in Antarctica and in the Arctic are setting records as both polar regions have heat waves at the same time. The heat waves, triggered by global weather patterns, have taken scientists by surprise.
Over the last two days, much of Spain has been coated with dust, and the skies have turned bright orange. A huge cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is causing the strange weather. The dust cloud is expected to spread to other parts of Europe.
On Tuesday, the United Nations' weather agency reported on the longest lightning flash ever recorded. The lightning bolt shot through the sky over the US in 2020, crossing three states. It covered a total distance of 477 miles (768 kilometers).
The recent cold weather in the United States has had some unusual effects. In South Florida, temperatures dropped so low that iguanas began falling out of trees.
News Roundup: Mediterranean Snowstorm, Pakistan Judge, & a Flying Motorcycle
In today's news roundup, Greece and Turkey struggle to deal with an unusual snow storm, Ayesha Malik becomes the first woman to join Pakistan's Supreme Court, and a Japanese company is selling a very expensive flying motorcycle.
A group of powerful tornadoes tore across five states in the south central US late Friday night, leaving behind a trail of destroyed homes and buildings. The tornadoes, unusual for this time of year, were among the most powerful and deadly ever seen in the US.
Western Canada and the northwestern United States have been facing record-breaking high temperatures for days. An unusual weather system has created a "heat dome" of trapped hot air in the area. The heat is expected to last for several more days.