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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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‘World Of Warcraft Warlords Of Draenor’ Introduces Premade Groups Option In The Game's Group Finder
‘World Of Warcraft' ‘PvP’ Season 15 To End Soon, Plus Check Out The ‘Brawler’s Guild’ Season Two Update And ‘Lords Of War’ Part Five Video [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Here are the latest updates for “WoW” players including the last part of the “Lords of War” series of videos. (Oct 01)

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Mars Orbiter Mission
Dust Storm In Mars: Mars Orbiter Sends Pictures [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Exclusive photos of a dust storm were captured by the Indian spacecraft, Mangalyaan. (Oct 01)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, RUSSIA

Alibaba
Alibaba Earns $9,000 Every Second for Each Customer, Alibaba Taking Amazon by Storm

By IBTimes AU

Alibaba's IPO shocked the world getting a valuation beyond Facebook's worth. Many analysts believe that the company poses a threat to many major Silicon Valley players because of its network group. (Sep 30)

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British actors Patrick Stewart (L-R), James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender arrive for the British premiere of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Blu-Ray With Magneto Helmet And Rogue Deleted Scene

By IBTimes AU

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a Sci-Fi movie directed by Bryan Singer and released on May 23, 2014 in the U.S. (Sep 30)

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15-year-old's 'Impressive' Letter Adds To Online Support For Emma Watson

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

While some right-wingers have threatened Emma, a recent letter from a 15-year-old has drawn applause. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

British physicist Stephen Hawking is all smiles after his flight at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral
British Physicist Stephen Hawking: A Believer Of Aliens; Said That Aliens Could Conquer And Colonise Planets

By IBTimes AU

Stephen Hawking has revealed that he is an atheist but believes in the existence of aliens. (Sep 29)

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New Apple iPhone 6 Plus is seen during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino
Apple Inc (AAPL) Stock Rises Again Despite Bendgate, iOS 8 Bugs; Samsung Stock At Two-Year Low

By IBTimes AU

Apple Inc shares bounced back after a grueling week of botched iOS 8.0.1 software updates and cases of "bending" iPhone 6 Plus units. After falling below $100, Apple stock recovered at $100.44 as of Sept. 26. (Sep 29)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., SAMSUNG, RETAIL, RUSSIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Kendall Jenner Models A Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2015 Collection During New York Fashion Week
Kendall Jenner Shows Off Her Moves With Supermodels At The Balmain After-party In Paris

By IBTimes AU

Kendall Jenner enjoyed some time with her family and fellow models after a successful Balmain show during Paris Fashion Week. (Sep 27)

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BlizzCon 2014 To Be Held At The Anaheim Convention Center From Nov. 7-8, 2014: Virtual Ticket Allows Fans To Attend The Event Online [WATCH VIDEO]
BlizzCon 2014 Sneak Peek Of In-Game Loot For 'World of Warcraft,' 'Diablo III,' 'StarCraft II,' 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' And 'Heroes of the Storm'

By IBTimes AU

Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming 2014 convention will include some exciting goodies for players of its games including portraits, a pet and a mount. (Sep 26)

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Alexei Didenko, a deputy for the Russian State Duma, dumps a bucket of cold water on himself
Russia Issues Health Warning for Ice Bucket Challenge: The Challenge Could Kill You

By IBTimes AU

A spokesperson for Rospotrebnadzor has warned the Russian public to stay away from the challenge. (Sep 26)

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