Big thaw hits Harbin ice sculptures in China
BEIJING (Reuters) - Ice and snow sculptures carved by nearly 10,000 artists in the city of Harbin have melted during a sudden warm spell, forcing the earliest closure of the main venue at China's biggest winter festival.
Chinese traders cut Australian coal imports over customs delays: sources
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese coal traders are halting purchases of Australian coal and coking coal as clearing times through China's customs have at least doubled to 40 days or more, four traders at major buyers told Reuters on Monday.
FEATURE-Hit by wilder weather, Botswana's farmers seek welfare payments
MOLEPOLOLE, Botswana, Feb 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maipato Kesebang normally grows maize, jugo beans and sweet reed on her 20-hectare plot of land northwest of Gaborone, Botswana's capital. But last year, worsening drought and heatwaves destroyed much of her harvest.
Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of Trump summit
HANOI (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 ahead of a planned second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told Reuters on Saturday.
UPDATE 1-Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 ahead of Trump summit
HANOI, Feb 16 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 ahead of a planned second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told Reuters on Saturday.
Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change
KING GEORGE ISLAND, Antarctica (Reuters) - In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Chile, scientists at a research base are scouring the ice for clues about everything from climate change to cures for cancer.
Monster mudslides, water rescues as storm punishes California
(Reuters) - Motorists swam for their lives and residents were rescued from homes sliding downhill as the wettest winter storm of the year triggered floods and mudslides across California on Thursday.
Weak El Niño likely to prevail through spring: U.S. forecaster
(Reuters) - Weak El Niño conditions are present and there is a 55-percent chance the weather pattern will prevail through the northern hemisphere spring this year, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday.
UPDATE 2-Mudslide risk from California storm forces hundreds to evacuate
Feb 13 (Reuters) - Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate their homes on Wednesday as rain from a powerful Pacific storm raised the risk of mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires.
WestJet cancels more than 100 flights after Canada snowstorm
TORONTO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd canceled more than 100 flights across Canada after a snowstorm battered the country's central and eastern provinces, a spokeswoman for the carrier said on Wednesday.
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