A huge snowstorm is hammering the east coast of the US, knocking out power to more than half a million people, shutting down roads and forcing people to stay home. As much as a meter of snow could fall before it ends.
As more extreme weather hits South Asia, the effects of climate change are taking a toll on the economy, with the region at risk of losing up to 8.8 percent of their GDP by 2100, analyst Mahfuz Ahmed tells DW.
A new storm has plowed into the eastern US. The current bout of snow, wind and ice has triggered widespread road accidents and flight cancellations and left hundreds of thousands of people without power.
A powerful winter storm pummeling the northeastern US has turned deadly, according to local authorities. Temperatures are expected to drop to below -10F (-23C) in some areas overnight.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the aftermath of the crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine "the moment of truth for Russia." He said he hoped the crash would make European countries more open to sanctions.
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