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Floods, landslides kill more than 800 people across South Asia

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash the a…

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Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week’s devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city’s chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

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Diesel still needed to meet climate goals, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Sunday against a swift abandonment of diesel cars after a series of emissions scandals, saying the fuel is still needed if climate change targets are to be met.

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South African court grants rhino rancher permission to auction horns

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African court on Sunday ordered the government to allow the owner of the world’s biggest private rhino herd to hold an online sale of rhino horn, which he aims to hold this week, his lawyer said.

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Pilot killed as helicopter crashes while fighting Portugal blaze

LISBON (Reuters) – A light helicopter that was taking part in firefighting efforts in northern Portugal crashed and exploded on Sunday, killing its pilot and further raising the death toll from the country’s deadliest summer of wildfires, officials sai…

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VW gives green light for electric version of classic Microbus camper van

BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen has decided to go ahead with production of an electric version of its classic Microbus camper van as it seeks to boost its electric vehicle credentials.

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U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111-year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swat…

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South Carolina aquarium to monitor animal behavior during eclipse

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the United States in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them on Monday afternoon, biologists say.

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Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes west of Tonga: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck 500 km (310 miles) west of the Pacific island of Tonga on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

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Sierra Leone buries 461 mudslide victims, more still missing

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue said on Friday.

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