Winter storm lashes US Midwest, disrupts post-Thanksgiving travel Dec 03, 2019 0 963 12345 DPANew YorkA winter storm caused major disruptions for travellers making their way home after Thanksgiving in the United States on Sunday.More than 680 flights into, out of and within the US were cancelled and another 4,200 were delayed, according to the website FlightAware.The travel chaos comes on what the industry group Airlines for America expected to be the country’s busiest day of air transit ever, with 3.1 million passengers attempting to fly. Several US airlines waived flight-change fees for people booked to travel from affected airports.Treacherous roads are also an issue for holiday travellers, the majority of whom drive, according to the American Automobile Association. Parts of the US have been lashed with heavy rain, snow and strong winds as the storm system moved across the country.“A major winter storm will move east today from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast,” the National Weather Service tweeted, predicting it would pack high winds, snow, ice and rain, expected to last until late Monday.“In the West, gusty winds and heavy snow will continue in the mountains with locally heavy low level rain,” forecasters added.The weather has been blamed for several deaths, including two children. The vehicle in which they were travelling was swept away in floods in Arizona on Saturday. RELATED ARTICLES Trump refuses to take part in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing Dec 03, 2019 0 489 China slaps sanctions on US over pro-Hong Kong bill Dec 03, 2019 0 534 One dead, over 212,000 displaced as typhoon batters Philippines Dec 03, 2019 0 637 House fire kills 13 Pakistanis on farm in Jordan Amman: Thirteen Pakistanis were killed on Monday when a fire broke out inside a tin house on a farm in western Jordan. The blaze erupted at dawn in the house occupied by two Pakistani families in the al-Shuna al-Janubiyya .. Political uproar, protests after doctor gang-raped, killed in India New Delhi: Indian lawmakers on Monday demanded strict action against culprits in the gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, as hundreds of protesters nationwide called for a swift probe. Four men, all in their 20s, .. Japan to buy $146 million island for US military drills Tokyo: Japan said on Monday it had agreed to buy an uninhabited island off its southwest coast for $146 million, eyeing it for US military drills. Tokyo and Washington agreed in 2011 to relocate a training site for US .. Leaders pledge green revolution as UN climate summit opens in Madrid DPA Madrid Leaders promised a green revolution on Monday as they arrived in Madrid from nearly 200 countries for a major United Nations climate summit, where their aim is to iron out rules to reach the agreed goal of .. Ukraine’s Zelensky denies deal to probe Trump’s rival DPA Kiev Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied in an interview published on Monday that there had been a quid-pro-quo deal with US President Donald Trump to investigate Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden. “I ..