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Europe weathers winter storm as more lives lost

WELL-PREPARED:Although at least 10 people died in Atlantic storm Xaver, dikes held in countries throughout northern Europe and feared flooding did not materialize

AFP, BERLIN

However, several southern Swedish cities were still battling floods with water levels 1.5m higher near the ports in Helsingborg and Malmo, and all rail travel in the region was suspended until yesterday.

However, in the low-lying Netherlands defenses withstood water levels that had reached their highest point since the floods of 1953, public broadcaster NOS reported.

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