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USA: Sinkhole swallows homes in Florida (again)

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A sinkhole in Florida that swallowed two houses appears to have stopped expanding, authorities said Friday night, meaning a recovery and repair operation can begin.


Massive iceberg '3 times the size of greater London' breaks away from Antarctica

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A massive iceberg weighing more than one trillion tons has broken away from western Antarctica, according to a UK-based research team.


Lions vs NZ at Eden Park tonight - The very latest weather forecast:

Updated 3:40pm -- Tonight is the final test with the Lions against New Zealand at Eden Park and everyone is asking about the forecast. It's been amazing series and tonight will likely be the most watched.

The chance of showers is now fairly low - we can't rule out a remaining downpour but the forecast is for long dry areas to continue into this evening.


Southern Hemisphere wraps up a record-quiet year for tropical cyclones

June 30th marked the end of a record-calm year for tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere. A cyclone “year” extends from July 1 to June 30 south of the equator (this is because cyclones peak in the warm season, which straddles adjacent calendar years in the Southern Hemisphere).


US Air Force 'doomsday' planes damaged in Nebraska tornado

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Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday.


Iran: A world record low humidity? 46.5C and 0.36% humidity

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On Tuesday afternoon at 12 UTC on June 20, 2017, the temperature at Safi-Abad Dezful, Iran hit 115.7°F (46.5°C) with a -27.8°F (-33.2°C) dewpoint, giving this city of 420,000 in western Iran a ridiculously low relati


USA: CNN report prompts Trump to call mayor of disappearing island

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By Jennifer Grey, CNN --- In early June, I joined a small CNN crew on the little ferry -- which leaves only during calm weather -- to Tangier Island, Virginia.


USA - At least 133 dead in Bangladesh landslides

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Heavy overnight rains triggered a series of landslides Tuesday in southeast Bangladesh, killing at least 133 people and injuring many more, officials said.


USA: Hurricane season without leaders of NOAA & FEMA should 'scare the hell out of everybody'

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CNN Senior Meteorologist and friend of WeatherWatch.co.nz, Brandon Miller, writes for CNN's Extreme Weather Center about political dramas in the White House putting the public in danger as hurricane season arrives.


Philippines: A violent volcano on an island within a lake within an island

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It's considered one of the world's most dangerous active volcanoes. Just 55 kilometers south of Manila, Taal Volcano has erupted 30 times since the 16th century, accounting for the deaths of more than 5,000 people.