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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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Kendall Jenner Arrives On The Red Carpet At The MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) In Toronto
Kendall Jenner Eyed As New ModelCo Brand Ambassador Alongside Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

By IBTimes AU

Australian skincare brand ModelCo stood up and took notice when Kendall Jenner owned New York Fashion Week and is now getting ready to sign a deal with the reality-star-turned-model. (2:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, NEW YORK, FASHION WEEK

Huawei's new smartphone, the Ascend P7
Huawei Ascend P7 Disqualified by FutureMark for Cheating 3DMark Benchmark Tests

By IBTimes AU

Benchmark tests conducted on the Ascend P7 showed that Huawei cheated the tests by using a chip to overclock the processor. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, MALI, SMARTPHONE, HTC

David and Victoria Beckham
David and Victoria Beckham Take The Fashion World By Storm With New York Fashion Week And Belstaff Collections

By IBTimes AU

Victoria Beckham gets rave reviews for her new collection while David launches fresh set of biker jacket designs for Belstaff. (Sep 12)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, FASHION WEEK, MANCHESTER UNITED, REAL MADRID

A Solar Flare Bursts Off The Left Limb Of The Sun In This Image Captured By NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
Strong Solar Storm Heading for Earth

By IBTimes AU

A "strong" solar flare is heading towards Earth. It could disturb the earth's power grid and the satellite and radio transmissions. (Sep 12)

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 To Be Held At The Anaheim Convention Center From Nov. 7-8, 2014: Virtual Ticket Allows Fans To Watch The Event Online [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Blizzard Entertainment’s latest convention will feature a lot of activities including contests, playable games, Q&A sessions, new game previews, etc. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York on May 5, 2014
Kim Kardashian Joins Kanye West In Australian 'Yeezus Tour'

By IBTimes AU

The Kardashian West family is in full-force this week as they make their presence felt in Australia for Kanye West's "Teezus Tour" and several other promotional engagements. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RETAIL, MEXICO, QANTAS, KIM KARDASHIAN

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Speaks At A Luncheon In Sydney
New Zealand's "Dirty Politics" Scandal Probe Begins: Labour Leader Goff Gives Evidence About PM Office's Complicity

By IBTimes AU

Abuse of official power to suppress the Opposition is an assault on democracy and polity (Sep 09)

Mother Calls Cops Over A Man Pulling Her Daughter Off A Swing

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

A trivial call to the police has raised a storm. (Sep 04)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" world movie premiere in New York May 10, 2014.
Jennifer Lawrence, Arianda Grande, Kirsten Dunst Nude Photos Over Hacked iCloud Apple Accounts, Apple Denies Responsibility

By IBTimes AU

Jeniffer Lawrence, Kate Upon, Kirsten Dunst and Ariana Grande have been involved in a massive leak of nude photos that took the internet by storm. Amidst the frenzy over the photos, the leak poses a deeper security concern especially among Apple users. (Sep 03)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE

'Under The Dome’ Spoilers: One Dead, The Fall Closes The Exit Passage, Melanie, Bobby Relationship Revealed In Season 2 Episode 10

By IBTimes AU

Phil, unaware that the water has disappeared and the exit passage has closed, jumps down the cliff to escape and meets his death on a rocky, sharp, pointed bottom. (Sep 02)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE