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The Danube's freezing is just one of many severe winter events in the continent this year. Heavy snowfall has blocked roads and stranded towns in central Italy. A train in Montenegro was stranded on the tracks for three days due to heavy snow. Even Venice's famous canals froze, a rare feat.
At least four Balkan nations suspended shipping on the Danube today (Feb. 14) because of heavy ice on the river, according to news reports.

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UK faces more harsh winters in solar activity dip

Britain is set to face an increase in harsh winters, with up to one-in-seven gripping the UK with prolonged sub-zero temperatures, a study has suggested.
The projection was based on research that identified how low solar activity affected winter weather patterns.

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Trees down and power cuts as 100mph winds hit Scotland

Winds of up to 100mph have been causing travel disruption on Scotland's road, rail and ferry networks.
Almost 30,000 homes across the country were without power as the severe weather brought down trees and electricity lines.

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The Met Office says winds of up to 80mph (129km/h) could cause disruption northern England, north Wales and Northern Ireland overnight.
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Storm batters Europe

A winter storm named "Xynthia" battered the western coast of Europe Sunday, its high winds downing trees and power lines and leaving as many as 53 people dead, authorities said.
Hardest hit was France, where at least 45 people were killed, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced.
The extra-tropical cyclone whipped the country's coastal regions and moved inland, bringing sometimes heavy flooding with it.

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Storms batter parts of western Europe

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