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Storm

A storm is any disturbed state of an astronomical body's atmosphere, especially affecting its surface, and strongly implying severe weather. It may be marked by strong wind, thunder and lightning (a thunderstorm), heavy precipitation, such as ice (ice storm), or wind transporting some substance through the atmosphere (as in a dust storm, snowstorm, hailstorm, etc).

Storms are created when a center of low pressure develops, with a system of high pressure surrounding it. This combination of opposing forces can create winds and result in the formation of storm clouds, such as the cumulonimbus. Small, localized areas of low pressure can form from hot air rising off hot ground, resulting in smaller disturbances such as dust devils and whirlwinds.

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By IBTimes AU

A fetish model shrinks her 30-inch waistline to 16 inches with a corset. (Oct 30)

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

Summer is still a few months away but a spring heatwave in Australia is breaking temperature records. (Oct 29)

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By IBTimes AU

ISIS reportedly beheaded the iconic female Kurdish fighter; hostage John Cantlie reports from Kobani in a new ISIS video. (Oct 28)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, WHITE HOUSE

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By IBTimes AU

Hoax makers continued to create confusion and fear as they said that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US allegedly confirmed that the Earth would suffer six days of darkness in the last month of 2014. The Web site Huzlers. (Oct 27)

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By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

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By IBTimes AU

NVIDIA Tegra K1 on Nexus 9 tops the graphics chart on GFXBench and Futuremark, beating Adreno 330 and Mali T-760. (Oct 22)

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‘Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’ Update: Nintendo Reveals Details Of U.S. Demo And Japan Campaign

By IBTimes AU

New details for the U.S. special demo distribution have been released, as well as more information on the Japan campaign related to “Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.” (Oct 22)

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By IBTimes AU

Residents in the United Kingdom have been advised to prepare against hurricane Gonzalo. (Oct 21)

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By IBTimes AU

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