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  • National Weather Service
    Weather news and information from the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Tropical depression headed for Campeche in Mexico
    MIAMI (AP) A tropical depression is headed toward the Mexican state of Campeche and is likely to strengthen to a tropical storm.The depression's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday are near 35 mph (55 kph). The U.S. ...
    New Zealand Herald.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:14 +1200.
  • RFE/RL Video Roundup - October 22
    Protests abandoned in Pakistan, a popular news website blocked in Tajikistan, endangered snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan, plus stories from Georgia and Russia. (RFE/RL)
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:27:00 +0000.
  • Winds and rain hit Scotland
    High winds and rain hit Scotland as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass over the country.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:41:44 GMT.
  • Nepal Tightens Rules Following Hiking Disaster
    The Nepalese government says it will introduce new rules in an effort to reform the country's trekking industry after dozens were killed in a deadly Himalayan snowstorm last week. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:29 -0400.
  • Nepal plans tighter rules on treks
    Officials in Nepal plan to introduce tougher controls of the country's trekking industry, a week after 41 people died in blizzards.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:20:12 GMT.
  • The blizzard of fear driving America's Ebola response: Neil Macdonald
    Two-thirds of Americans fear an Ebola epidemic in the U.S. and want to see the doors shut on visitors from West Africa, a daunting task in an age of international connections. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 EDT.
  • French Oil CEO Killed in Moscow Runway Crash
    The head of French oil giant Total was killed late Monday when his private jet collided with a snow plow on a Moscow runway. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:51:32 -0400.
  • Mercedes G class to soldier on with '70s styling
    As Mercedes-Benz restyles the rest of its luxury SUVs, the G class's angular form -- it's about as sleek as a snow plow -- will stay the same. It hasn't had a redesign since its introduction in 1979 -- and sales are higher than ever.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Forecasters Play Down Hurricane Ana’s Threat to Hawaii
    National Weather Service forecasters predicted the storm would pass by the island chain without doing much damage.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:24:29 GMT.
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  • Hopes Wane for Finding Missing Trekkers in Nepal
    By Saturday, the death toll from an intense snowstorm and avalanches had reached 39, according to a Tourism Ministry official.
    By Nida Najar and Bhadra Sharma.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:02:41 GMT.
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