US temperatures set to plummet to record lows

Parts of America and Canada are experiencing near record-breaking low temperatures from a severe winter storm that has claimed at least 16 lives.

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Thousands of US flights cancelled in extreme cold

Air passengers in the US face another day of disruption due to the extreme cold weather.

More than 7,300 flights were delayed and 3,514 were cancelled on Sunday, according to the aviation tracking website Flightaware.com.

A plane is de-iced at Reagan National Airport in Washington Credit: REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The website's live 'Misery Map' showed the highest numbers of cancellations and delays from Denver International Airport in Colorado and Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Illinois.

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