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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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A Beautiful Distraction: 5 Things You Need to Know About Sabina Altynbekova

By IBTimes AU

Meet Sabina Altynbekova, a member of Kazakhstan’s women’s volleyball national team player, who has taken the sports scene by storm not of her skills but of her pretty face (Jul 27)

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A coffin of one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, is carried from an aircraft, during a national reception ceremony, at Eindhoven airport July 24, 2014.
Plane Crash Deaths in 2014 More Than Twice as Many in 2013; Crash Clusters 'Coincidental'

By IBTimes AU

The last three civilian aircraft crashes may be the deadliest in 2014 with the same number of deaths within a seven-day period when compared to all plane crash fatalities in 2013. (Jul 26)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE, MALI

An Air Algerie Airways plane prepares to land at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers July 24, 2014.  An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation officia
Air Algerie AH5017 an Act of Terrorism, Timeline of Events Suggest

By IBTimes AU

The crashed Air Algerie flight AH5017 could be an act of terrorism, timeline of events suggest (Jul 26)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, MALI

A woman holds her umbrella while walking against strong winds as Typhoon Matmo hits Taiwan, in Taipei July 23, 2014. Typhoon Matmo slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday with heavy rains and strong winds, shutting financial markets and schools, with at least on
Typhoon Matmo Leaves 32k Customers w/o Electricity in Taiwan, Weakens After Landing in China

By IBTimes AU

At least 32,000 people in Taiwan were left without power supply after typhoon Matmo pummeled the east Asian country. Matmo has likewise made landfall in China, the country's second weather disturbance within a week. (Jul 24)

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Jeremy Lin
Lakers' Jeremy Lin Brimming With All-Star Potential

By IBTimes AU

Jeremy Lin could be an All-Star for the first time in his career, if he does well in his maiden season with the Los Angeles Lakers (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, COURT, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES

Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao in Dangerous Territory vs. Chris Algieri – Freddie Roach

By IBTimes AU

Pound-for-pound star Manny Pacquiao will be stepping into the ring as the favourite against Chris Algieri, but Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach won't be underestimating the American pugilist by any measure. (Jul 22)

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Orange is the New Black Update: Reality T.V. Star to Appear in Season 3, Actor Says Show can Run for Long Time, even with New Protagonist

By IBTimes AU

"Orange is the New Black" seems to have formed a habit of generating storm on the social media. Last year, the news about Laura Prepon, who plays Alex Vause in the show, quitting the show created quite a buzz, and this year, the hoax news ... (Jul 21)

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Indonesian Youth Walk Near a Sony Sign During Digital Imaging Expo in Jakarta
FCC Approves Sony Xperia Z3 for U.S. Market

By IBTimes AU

Contrary to previous smartphone releases, Japan-based multinational company Sony is set to storm the U.S. market with recent rumours on approval of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for Sony's next flagship phone, the Sony Xperia Z3. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, SAMSUNG, JAPAN, FCC, SONY, ANDROID, SMARTPHONE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow July 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD
Malaysia Airlines MH17: Russia’s Putin World’s Getting Small, Pitted Against Global Leaders

By IBTimes AU

Russian President Vladimir Putin's world seems to be getting smaller as global leaders gang up on him to owe up to the tragedy that befell Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Either that, or Russia may end up losing contact with its G20 comrades as well as possibly having its assets frozen in London. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, G20, TONY ABBOTT, LONDON

The receding water line of Lake Hodges is seen in San Diego County January 17, 2014.
Climate Change Made 2013 New Zealand's Warmest Winter on Record

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand had the warmest winter on record in 2013. According to the State of the Climate 2013 report released by the American Meteorological Society, some of the countries in the Southern Hemisphere including New Zealand had 2013 as the one of their warmest years. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE