CONCORD, Jan 22: Falling temperatures replaced the weekend’s falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States.

BEIJING, Aug 25: A fire early on Saturday morning at a hot springs hotel in the far northeastern Chinese city of Harbin killed 18 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

CHICAGO, Dec 26: The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 23:  Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say 13 people have been killed by a suicide bombing in Maiduguri.

TOWNSVILLE, March 28: A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia's tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousands, officials said.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 1: The Taliban have shot and killed a woman accused of adultery in a remote province in northeastern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday.

GAUHATI, India, Nov 19:  Police say rebels have ambushed two Indian army vehicles and killed at least three soldiers and critically wounded four others in India's remote northeast.