WASHINGTON - Record-breaking cold gripped the United States from Texas to New York on Friday, causing school closures and snarled traffic, as a storm that dropped roughly 2 feet (61 cm) of snow on some eastern parts of the country moved out to sea.
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BUENOS AIRES - Flooding in some of the soy-growing areas of Cordoba, Entre Rios and Santa Fe provinces has become "worrying" to the government as farmers get ready to start harvesting the 2014/15 crop, the agriculture ministry said in its weekly report on Friday.
SARAJEVO - A man was killed in Bosnia and more than 100,000 homes across the Balkans were without electricity on Friday after blizzards brought down power lines and triggered landslides.
BEIJING - China will slash coal consumption by more than 80 million tonnes by 2017 as part of efforts to reduce air pollution, according to an action plan released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Friday.
SHANGHAI/HONG KONG - An industrial city in eastern China has closed several factories, including many steel and nickel pig iron producers, in an apparent sign the government is stepping up enforcement of a new environmental law in the face of growing public discontent over pollution.
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