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Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but the Met Eireann national weather service warned people to remain indoors.

California's horrific fires leave 40 dead in one week

California's horrific fires leave 40 dead in one week

Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll over the week rose to 40, with hundreds missing.

California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history

California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history

The death toll from raging California wildfires rose to 31 on Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state's history.

Rainy season to begin in Qatar on October 16

Rainy season to begin in Qatar on October 16

Clouds move from the west to east this time of the year and rainfall at the beginning of this period is usually an indication of a good rainy season, the weather department said.

Packing 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma hits Florida

Packing 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma hits Florida

The National Hurricane Center forecast potentially deadly storm surges - water driven ashore by the winds along some parts of the coast.

Irma powers toward Florida, after lashing the Caribbean

Irma powers toward Florida, after lashing the Caribbean

Irma was about 495 miles (795 km) southeast of Miami, Florida, early on Friday, after soaking the northern coasts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and pummelling the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Caribbean island of Barbuda

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Caribbean island of Barbuda

The eye of the rare Category Five storm made landfall on Barbuda -- part of the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda -- just before 0600 GMT with winds gusting at up to 185 mph (295 kph), the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane Irma barrels towards Caribbean, southern US

Hurricane Irma barrels towards Caribbean, southern US

Hurricane warnings and watches were in effect for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato left five dead in the gambling hub of Macau on Wednesday as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died.

Dusty conditions expected again on Wednesday

Dusty conditions expected again on Wednesday

Different parts of Qatar, including Doha, experienced a hot, windy and dusty Tuesday and similar conditions are expected on Wednesday as well.

Violent storm kills six people in Moscow

Violent storm kills six people in Moscow

A violent storm swept through Moscow on Monday, leaving six people dead and dozens injured as freak winds toppled hundreds of trees, officials said.

Strong winds likely to continue in Qatar

Strong winds likely to continue in Qatar

Strong winds are again expected in parts of the country on Friday along with poor visibility due to dust, the Qatar Met department has said.