Romanian authorities say two teenagers have died in an avalanche in western Romania after the country was hit by a blast of wintry weather.
Heavy rain and locally severe thunderstorms will advance across the southeastern United States to close out the weekend.
As drought conditions and brush fires continue to plague Florida, a new set of mandatory evacuation orders was issued on Friday morning for portions of Collier County.
Temperatures are poised to surge well into the 80s and 90s F over a large part of the eastern United States later next week through the last weekend of April.
Snow caused travel chaos in parts of Europe this week, while an asteroid named after celebrity Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a close approach to Earth.
Boaters and bathers should exercise caution as dangerous rip currents threaten the east coast beaches of Florida through the weekend.
The potential for damaging thunderstorms and flooding downpours will shift eastward across the interior South this weekend.
Dangerous thunderstorms and flash flooding will focus on portions of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas on Friday.
With millions of beachgoers flocking to U.S. shorelines every year, the greatest danger most will face is not lurking beneath the waves, but the water itself.
The international aid group Save the Children says life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia.