At least five people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said Thursday, with more than two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast.
Heavy snow and severe weather struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan on Saturday, leaving two dead and around 90 injured, reports said.
Two people were killed and 7.70 lakh people affected as temperatures in northern China have dipped to their lowest in last 32-year, state media said.
Heavy snowfall and avalanches kill scores of people in
Afghanistan each winter.
Railway operator OeBB said the line between Oetztal and Bludenz was expected to remain closed until Sunday afternoon.
Heavy snow and frigid temperatures caused further disruption across northern Europe.
Heavy snow and freezing temperatures shut down European runways on Sunday.
Heavy snow and a sandstorm delayed flights carrying relief supplies and workers to a remote Tibetan region trying to recover from a devastating earthquake, state media said on Sunday.
A blizzard of epic proportion covered the US capital and adjoining states with thick snow, killing at least two people and forcing thousands of residents to live without electricity in freezing temperatures.
Day in Pics: 24th December
Showbiz World - December 24, 2014
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