Much of northeast under severe thunderstorm watch, hail possible

Severe thunderstorms could develop Friday afternoon in communities across northeastern Ontario, Environment Canada said. (File) Severe thunderstorms could develop Friday afternoon in communities across northeastern Ontario, Environment Canada said. (File)

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Alpine glacier chunk detaches, killing at least 6 hikers

A large chunk of Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and roared down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail on the peak and killing at least six and injuring eight, authorities said.