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2006-01-25 12:29:44

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Freezing weather has killed scores of people in eastern Europe and snowstorms forced the closure of the Acropolis in Athens and blanketed parts of Sicily and Turkey on Wednesday as the Arctic air pushed south. Ukraine said 66 people had died there since the freeze set in last week. Neighboring Russia has asked it to restrict gas usage as demand has rocketed during the coldest winter in a generation in the region. The Romanian Health Ministry...

2006-01-09 03:32:29

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy snowfall tailed off in Japan on Monday, but left many parts of the country buried under the deepest drifts on record with a death toll of 70 people killed. Two more elderly people were found dead on Monday in separate incidents apparently related to the snow, bringing the toll to 70, Kyodo news agency said. More than 1,000 people have been injured. Many of the casualties were elderly people who had fallen from the roofs of their houses as they tried to clear...

2005-10-06 12:59:11

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The earliest major snowstorm on record in North Dakota left scores of travelers stranded in shelters and blocked highways in parts of the Midwestern state on Thursday, officials said. "Even by North Dakota standards this was a large storm," said Rob Keller, public information officer for the state National Guard in the capital Bismarck, where temperatures were below freezing on Thursday after hitting 90 degrees (32 C) last weekend. No injuries or deaths were...

2005-09-10 01:16:07

By Paul Simao NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The dead of New Orleans, uncounted and uncollected while the ruined city fought to save Hurricane Katrina's survivors, were the top concern on Saturday amid hope that their numbers may be fewer than once feared. As police and soldiers prepared to resume removing the bodies -- many in homes marked with paint to identify their presence when floodwaters were high -- the political storm which followed Katrina swept from the U.S. Gulf Coast to...

2005-08-15 04:06:10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Close to 50,000 electric power customers in the Western and Northern suburbs of New York were without electric power Monday morning after a weekend of severe thunderstorms. Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in New Jersey said early that it had about 30,000 customers without power. The utility said it had restored power to about 54,000 customers. Connecticut Light and Power, which had reported more than 23,000 customers without power early Monday, issued an...

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2004-11-29 09:00:03

DENVER - A winter storm that pounded the Sierra Nevada over the weekend delivered a snowy, icy mess across the nation's central states, stalling holiday travel, closing stretches of highway and making a nationally televised football game look at times like the tuner was off by a channel. The system dumped nearly 3 feet of snow on parts of Colorado early Sunday before hitting the heavily populated Front Range with bitter cold, blustery wind and about a half-foot of snow. Traffic was...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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