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In images: Floodwaters wreak havoc in southern France

 
Torrential flooding has killed at least two people in the southern French province of Var, one of whom was reportedly swept away by floodwaters in his car. The coastal towns of Hyères and La Londe-les-Maures have been devastated by the downpours, which have been battering the region since Friday. Photos and videos posted on social media websites reveal the full extent of the damage. Read more...
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Amateur images capture tropical storm Isaac battering US coast

 
Residents of the US Gulf Coast who feared a repeat of Hurricane Katrina were relieved to see Hurricane Isaac downgraded to a tropical storm on Wednesday. Still, it caused quite a headache in low-lying areas of Mississippi and Louisiana, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Many locals filmed Isaac’s wrath on their mobile devices. Watch videos…

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In the eye of Beijing’s deadly storm

 
Over the weekend, China’s capital Beijing experienced the heaviest rainfall it has seen in 60 years. The storm lasted nearly 16 hours, submerging several parts of the city in up to a metre (three feet) of water. See the images…
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Women forced to "break the law and walk barefoot" during Tehran floods

 
Still reeling from a torrential downpour that flooded much of Tehran earlier this week many in the Iranian capital have lashed out at local authorities, blaming them for not being sufficiently prepared for severe weather. The storm left much of the northern and eastern parts of the city completely water logged, including entire subway stations, forcing people of both sexes to hike up their pant legs and take of their shoes despite an Islamic law forbidding women to show their bare feet in public. Read more…
 
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Eyewitness videos of devastating tornadoes in Texas

 
Tornadoes swept over multiple towns near Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday destroying dozens of houses and injuring at least 12 people. Locals filmed these terrifying forces of nature, as well as their aftermath, on their mobile phone cameras. Watch videos...

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Your videos of Europe’s big freeze

 
Across the continent, Europeans are shivering due to freezing temperatures, particularly Eastern Europe, which has been hit by a vicious Siberian cold front. This Arctic weather has inspired many people to film their icy surroundings. Here’s our pick of your most striking videos. Watch videos...

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Severe floods wreak havoc in Dublin

 
Dublin’s officials began the onerous task of piecing the capital back together again on Tuesday after a torrential downpour the day before swelled the city’s main waterways, causing them to burst their banks. Water spilled over into the streets, and the flooding quickly prompted Dublin’s City Council to enact its “major emergency plan”. Watch the videos...
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