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WATCH: Massive Sandstorm Engulfs City

Incredible footage has captured the moment a sandstorm swept over Niger's capital of Niamey in West Africa on Monday.

The impressive sight shows a large wall of sand engulfing buildings as it rolls over the city.

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How Many Pandemics Will It Take To Fix The Climate?

Last week, the normally smoggy mega-city of Los Angeles found itself with some of the cleanest air in the world, and Himalayan vistas suddenly became visible to usually hazy Indian cities over 200 km away.

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Softball-Sized Hail 'Nearly Knocked Out' Queensland Resident

Giant hailstones have left fist-sized holes in car windscreens after violent storms hit central Queensland.

Large plumes of reddish dust appeared to be hundreds of metres high in social media footage.

Image: TWITTER - @doulayeb

Sandstorms are common across West Africa during the dry season, which usually lasts from January to April.