Northeast U.S. braves ‘crippling’ blizzard, transit systems shut

Storm New York city 27 January 2015

A woman covers her face from heavy falling snow as she makes her way through Times Square in New York January 26, 2015. REUTERS-Mike Segar

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UN declares Gaza City emergency over floods

Palestinian men in the back of a pickup truck make their way through a flooded street during heavy rains in Gaza City on November 27, 2014. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO /MAHMUD HAMS)

Hundreds evacuate homes in northern district after storms; some 100,000 Gazans homeless since summer conflict

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