A massive sandstorm that tore across parts of Iran on Monday, blocking out the sun and sending residents in search of cover, left at least 10 people injured. 123 more words
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The national weather observatory continued its blue alert for sandstorms on Wednesday, forecasting wind and dust for north China.
From Wednesday evening to Thursday, parts of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi and Xinjiang will be affected by the dust, said the National Meteorological Center.
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Beijingers woke up to extremely thick haze and PM10 levels of over 2,000 this morning (Mar 28) as a sandstorm settled over the capital. Though pollution levels have crept back gradually since Spring Festival, following one of the best winters Beijing has seen in five years, the off-the-scale measurements this morning have reignited widespread high-strung rhetoric about the city’s air quality.