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3 killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

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VIOLENT SEA. Huge waves strike the harbor wall and lighthouse at Porthcawl, South Wales, on October 16, 2017 as Storm Ophelia hits the UK and Ireland. Geoff Caddick/AFP

Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean and the furthest north since 1939, was downgraded to a storm before it hit the Irish coast but nonetheless wrought havoc

DUBLIN, Ireland (Oct. 17, 2017) — Ireland was hit by what officials called an “unprecedented storm” on Monday, October 16, that left 3 people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools as well as government offices. Continue reading 3 killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

Rare north Atlantic hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

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Satellite image as of October 15, 2:45 pm UTC. Image courtesy of NOAA

Irish authorities say Hurricane Ophelia can damage buildings and provoke ‘dangerous’ sea conditions as well as potential flooding

DUBLIN, Ireland (Oct. 16, 2017) — Britain and Ireland braced Sunday, October 15, for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains on Portugal’s Azores islands. Continue reading Rare north Atlantic hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

Hong Kong breaks record for least affordable housing

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REAL ESTATE. Mass residential housing in Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong, October 31, 2015. Photo by Alex Hofford/EPA
Data show a 40-square meter flat costs more than US$750,000, making housing ‘severely unaffordable’

HONG KONG, China (Jan. 25, 2016) — Hong Kong has the least affordable housing of 87 major global cities, with prices a record 19 times average pre-tax household income, a new survey said.

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