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It has been a wet 2014 for the UK and it does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The waters keep rising with homes flooded around the Thames. As if that is not enough of a frustration, more rain is expected to fall in the area.
Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that he wants to do everything he can to help, but many people are complaining that the government has not done enough thus far. Of course, sandbags can only do so much as the waters continue to climb. The towns of Wraysbury, Chertsey and Datchet, among many others, hope the water levels recede soon.
A mile-long stretch of a busy northern Indiana interstate reopened Friday morning, nearly a full day after a massive pileup that killed three people and injured more than 20.
Nearly four dozen vehicles many of them tractor-trailers were involved in the chain-reaction wreck Thursday afternoon on Interstate 94, the main artery connecting Detroit and Chicago in Indiana.Read more about the Indiana Highway Pileup
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- January 21, 2014 - Six police officers providing security for a vaccination team, and a boy standing nearby, were killed when a bomb struck their vehicle Wednesday in the latest deadly attack on health workers and authorities trying to fight polio in Pakistan, officials said.
Seven others were injured in the attack in Charsadda, 15 miles outside the provincial capital of Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, where Taliban militants have deemed polio vaccinations a front for Western espionage and resorted to bombings and assassinations to stop the vaccine from being administered.
A day earlier, assailants gunned down three members of a polio vaccination team in the southern port city of Karachi.
A deadly, record-shattering polar vortex was beginning to ease late Tuesday, with temperatures expected to be closer to normal Wednesday, but its effects thousands more canceled flights and power grids straining as people cranked up the heat will continue to be felt for days. Wednesday will still be unseasonably cold across the central and eastern U.S., but by the afternoon, subzero temperatures will be gone pretty much everywhere but extreme northern Minnesota, forecasters said.
All 50 states dipped below 32 degrees at some point Tuesday even Hawaii, where it was 25 at the top of the Mauna Kea volcano, which is normally right at the freezing line this time of year.
BEIRUT, Lebanon The second deadly car bomb to strike the Beirut area in less than a week exploded on Thursday in a southern suburb of residential apartment buildings that is home to top Hezbollah offices and heavily populated with the group's supporters.
The blast created a black column of smoke visible across the city, shattered windows 11 floors up and hurled debris hundreds of feet. It accelerated the tempo of political violence, which is mostly fueled by deep splits between Lebanon's Sunnis and Shiites that have been inflamed by the civil war in neighboring Syria.