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South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

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AFTER THE TORNADO. People walk past a car turned upside down by a tornado in Dolores, Uruguay on April 16, 2016. Nicolas Garcia/AFP

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay have all been hit by the deluge, which has inundated towns, taken out bridges, blocked roads and cut off water supplies in recent days

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Apr. 21, 2016) — Severe storms and flooding across South America’s “southern cone” have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.

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Fears of more deaths, devastation in flood-hit Missouri

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REELING FROM FLOODS. A man removes debris from a business on December 30, 2015 in Fenton, Missouri. The St. Louis area and surrounding region are experiencing record flood crests of the Mississippi, Missouri and Meremac Rivers after days of record rainfall. Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images/AFP
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urges residents to follow orders amid the historic flooding

CHICAGO, United States (Jan. 1, 2016) — Residents in the flood-ravaged US state of Missouri waited anxiously Thursday, December 31 (January 1 in Manila) to see how high the mighty Mississippi River would rise, as the death toll from the record-breaking deluge rose to 14.

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Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016

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With El Niño showing little sign of running out of steam, 2016 could be warmer still, but the following years may be less extreme

LONDON, United Kingdom (Dec. 31, 2015) — With temperatures above freezing at the North Pole, deadly tornadoes in Texas, extreme heat in Australia and floods in Britain and Missouri, the world is beset by extreme weather events as it welcomes 2016.

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