US weather station colder than the Arctic and Siberia

Temperatures in parts of the US are the coldest on the planet when wind chill factors are added in, with -73C (-100F) being predicted for one spot in New Hampshire. The 1,916m-high Mount Washington, a ski resort in the White Mountain National Forest, was forecast to be the coldest spot …

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Harassment scandals not enough to stop Hollywood machine

The Golden Globes ceremony requires Hollywood to pull off the ultimate contortionist act – slapping itself on the back while holding its hands up and admitting to its mistakes. But it is quite a stretch to think of the Golden Globes guests quaffing champagne while looking suitably repentant. Unofficially the …

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Sydney swelters on hottest day in nearly 80 years

People have flocked to the beach and tennis players been forced off court on Sydney’s hottest day for 79 years. The mercury hit 47.3C (117F) on Sunday in the suburb of Penrith. Experts from the Bureau of Meteorology – perhaps befuddled by the sweltering conditions – initially said it was …

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Newborn baby found dead in toilet of Etihad passenger jet

A woman has been arrested after a baby was found dead in the toilet of a commercial aircraft. Indonesian police said they detained the suspected mother, named Hani, following the discovery at Jakarta Airport. Officers suspect the 37-year-old secretly gave birth during a flight from Abu Dhabi to the Indonesian …

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