Rescuers sifted through rubble looking for more dead and wounded after two back-to-back tornadoes touched down in Alabama, killing at least 23 people, authorities said.
As western Europe enjoys record highs for winter temperatures, southern parts of the continent are being hit with snow flurries.
Winter winds brought extreme cold and ice-slicked roads to the Midwestern and Eastern United States on Monday, with the US Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday and an ongoing government shutdown allowing many to heed official advice to stay indoors.
Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on Tuesday.
The UN children's fund warned Tuesday that a funding gap and the start of winter could leave nearly one million children "out in the cold" in the Middle East and North Africa.
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QRCS personnel in Syria have distributed more than 13,500 winterisation clothing kits for adults and children so far.
Pegged at $160,000 (QR584,000), the project is aimed at alleviating the suffering of the needy and displaced people by distributing winterisation aid to 1,500 families (7,500 people) in three provinces.
HMC's Dr Rafael Consunji explained that electrical burns and fires are more likely to happen with the incorrect use of electrical appliances for heating, while scald burns most often happen when bathing or cooking with hot liquids.