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  • Pregnant India 'swimmer' gives birth
    An Indian woman who swam nearly a kilometre across a river swollen by monsoon rain to get to hospital and avoid a home birth in her ninth month of pregnancy delivers a baby boy.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:42:11 GMT.
  • U.S. Open 2014: Gilles Simon Ousts David Ferrer
    Gilles Simon, seeded 26th, defeated fourth-seeded David Ferrer to become the first man at this United States Open to send a top-10 seed home, on a day when rain suspended play for about two hours.
    By Naila-jean Meyers.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:50:44 GMT.
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  • Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights
    Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.
    Miami Herald.  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:09 EDT.
  • Growing Business Offers Paint with a Twist of Wine
    Two New Orleans area women started a small business seven years ago with one thing in mind: to help their neighbors relieve the stress of coping with a hurricane's aftermath. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:41:00 -0400.
  • Hurricane Cristobal lashes Newfoundland with rain, wind
    Hurricane Cristobal will not come near Newfoundland today but was already making conditions wet and wild in eastern Newfoundland.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:07:28 EDT.
  • More Reliable Than A Rain Dance: How Data Helps Solve California's Drought
    California is facing its worst drought in over a century. This is the driest year since records began, 119 years ago. ...
    By Netapp Guest.  Forbes.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:24:00 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Giant waves sweep California coast
    Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.
    BBC News.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:03:27 GMT.
  • Hurricane Cristobal Kills Four, Moves Toward Bermuda
    A tropical storm watch is posted for Bermuda as Hurricane Cristobal moves north after killing at least four people in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos islands. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:22:07 -0400.
  • Lens Blog: Saving Indonesian Rain Forests and Orangutans
    Sandra Hoyn prefers covering stories that make her angry. The plight of Indonesia’s orangutans set her off.
    By Evelyn Nieves.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:13:12 GMT.
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  • The snow man cometh
    Ice is a symbol of mankind’s age-old passion to challenge the climate. Harvesting coolness from winter to refresh oneself on hot summer days was itself a challenge and strenuous work.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:01:00 +0200.

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