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28 October 2017 5:16 AM Yachtswomen were lost at sea for five months

They had been adrift in the Pacific since May, two women and two dogs aboard a creaking yacht, circled by sharks, buffeted by storms and cresting 30ft waves, when at last a ship approached. “As I saw the grey boat on the edge of the horizon, my heart leapt because I knew that we were about to be saved,” said Jennifer Appel, an architect from Honolulu 4

27 October 2017 6:42 PM The Latest: Doomed sailboat had communications failures

The two women who spent nearly six months lost at sea attempted daily to communicate with the outside world. But adding to the doomed nature of the trip was complete communications failure. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava were trying to sail from Hawaii to Tahiti last May when their boat lost power and the masthead was damaged. Their boat drifted thousands 10

26 October 2017 4:02 PM NZ water systems particularly vulnerable to climate change

The recent Edgecumbe floods saw raw sewage floating through the streets, making the clean-up extremely challenging. Six months later, 500 houses are still unliveable and flood-proofing the town remains a distant goal. The asset value of stormwater and wastewater assets in New Zealand is well over $20 billion. This includes 24,000 kilometres of public 5

26 October 2017 1:02 AM Australia: Multi-state thunderstorm outbreak expected today

A low pressure system and associated trough will trigger the multi-state storm outbreak, which will be made particularly intense in some areas by a mix of cold upper level air and wind shear (change in wind direction and speed with height). The storms will start to develop during the morning in some areas but will be most widespread and intense in the afternoon 7

25 October 2017 6:02 PM Aitape skull likely belongs to world's oldest tsunami victim

In 1929, Australian geologist Paul Hossfeld stumbled upon a partial human skull in a mangrove outside the coastal town of Aitape in Papua New Guinea. Originally thought to belong to Homo erectus, the skull was subsequently dated to the mid-Holocene period, about 6,000 years ago. Now, new research suggests the bone fragment belongs to the world's oldest 13

17 October 2017 12:13 PM Fiji urges 'absolute dedication' to toughest climate target

OSLO (Reuters) - Fiji called on Tuesday for “absolute dedication” to the strictest limits on global warming as it prepares to preside at U.N. talks next month seeking to keep the Paris climate agreement on track after a U.S. pullout. Fiji is hosting a preparatory meeting of delegates before the Nov. 6-17 talks in Bonn, Germany, where environment ministers 3

16 October 2017 5:53 PM Deadly storm batters Ireland

Over 360,000 homes and businesses were without electricity with another 100,000 outages expected by nightfall, Ireland's Electricity Supply Board said, describing it as an unprecedented event that would effect every part of the country for days. Around 170 flights from Ireland's two main airports at Dublin and Shannon were cancelled. Two people were killed 12

16 October 2017 11:03 AM Storm Ophelia batters Ireland, trees and power lines down

LAHINCH, Ireland (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ophelia began to batter Ireland’s southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves, as the government warned the country’s worst storm in half a century could cause fatalities. Two people were seriously injured when a tree fell on their car in the southeast of Ireland 11

15 October 2017 10:36 PM NBC5 Forecast: Cool mornings, pleasant afternoons for the next few days

From NBC5 meteorologist Brian James - After this morning's cold front zipped through North Texas, we have a quiet and cool night coming up tonight. A few high clouds will be around this evening, but even those will go away early tonight. The clearing sky will set the stage for a chilly night as temperatures fall into the upper 40s around DFW ... and rural 4

8 October 2017 3:35 PM Nate makes 2nd landfall in Mississippi, weakens while spreading heavy rainfall inland

Hurricane Nate made a second landfall early Sunday in Mississippi, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, after cutting a deadly path through Central America that left at least 21 people dead. Nate roared ashore with maximum sustained winds near 85 mph, but weakened later to a tropical depression as it moved 8