Beijing and much of northern China have been hit by an intense dust and sand storm. The storm, driven by winds across the Gobi Desert, has turned the skies of the Chinese capital orange, and left the air unsafe to breathe.
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Much of the United States is locked in the grip of an unusually large and extremely cold winter storm. The storm has brought bad weather, super-cold temperatures, power cuts, and transportation problems. About half of all Americans are affected.
Today NFK looks at several strong storms around the world. Yesterday, Fiji was hit by Cyclone Yasa, a strong snowstorm in the US Northeast dumped heavy snow across a wide area, and massive snows in Japan left over 1,000 cars stuck on a highway.
Strong cyclones in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans have hit land, leaving a trail of damage behind. Vietnam and the Philippines are struggling to recover from Typhoon Molave. In the US, Louisiana and nearby states are still battling Hurricane Zeta.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the Atlantic has had so many hurricanes this year that a second alphabet is needed to name them, Thailand starts mailing tourists' litter back to them, & and old TV takes out the internet for a whole village.
In today's news roundup, a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert reaches all the way to the US, Pakistan reports that 30% of its pilots have fake licenses, and NASA renames its headquarters for Mary Jackson, its first black female engineer.
Among the more unusual news stories recently, America's "#1 movie" has only been seen by two people, a weather reporter turns his back yard into a weather map, and a fisherman in Galicia, Spain turns up a 700-year-old statue.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a TV reporter goes on the air without his pants, a runner writes a message with her marathon path, but makes a spelling mistake, and a reporter catches a tumbleweed "tornado" on video.
A period of very warm temperatures in Antarctica has caused unusually heavy melting in the most northern areas of the continent. Eagle Island, off the Antarctic peninsula, lost 4 inches (106mm) of snow and ice in just nine days.
In today's news roundup, Typhoon Lekima hits China, Chase Bank gives a gift to Canadian credit card customers, Germany thinks about raising taxes on meat, and a man in Spain learns not to throw refrigerators off of cliffs.