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Death toll in scorching Egyptian heat wave rises to 93

August 2015EGYPT – At least 93 people have died during a heat wave in Egypt this week that sent air temperatures soaring to as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit in southern parts of the country, the nation’s official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Friday. 245 more words
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Moderately strong earthquake hits Eastern Congo, killing three people

August 2015AFRICA – A government spokesman says that a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook eastern Congo early Friday, causing the death of at least two children and a police officer. 100 more words
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Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record

August 2015IRAN – Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again. In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 165 degrees (74 Celsius) today factoring in the humidity. 285 more words
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Red Glow: Powerful solar storm from CME collides with earth’s magnetic field

June 2015SPACE WEATHER – While solar storms are common, these higher category storms are considerably rarer, and in this instance was caused by pure chance. 371 more words
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First significant heat wave expected to hit Southwest; 120-Degree plus heat in Death Valley

June 2015CALIFORNIA – The first significant heat wave of the year sweeps into the Desert Southwest this week, possibly pushing temps above the 120 degree mark. 354 more words
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Scientists say Sun capable of producing ‘superflares,’ – 1000 times stronger than any flare ever witnessed

May 2015SOLAR WEATHER – Could the sun unleash a flare of such a magnitude that it dwarfs anything that humans have ever observed? Yes, says Kazunari Shibata, an astrophysicist from Kyoto University in Japan, and it could have incredible consequences. 337 more words
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Nepal Earthquake death toll surges past 7,500 victims, with 14,500 reportedly injured

May 2015NEPAL – More than 7,500 people have died as a result of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the country’s government said Tuesday. 299 more words
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