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South Asia Floods Claim More Than 750 Lives

More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said Monday, with monsoon rains also causing the deaths of hundreds of animals, including rhinos and a tiger.

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Gert Surges to Hurricane Strength

Tropical Storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said.

For now, the storm posed no risk to land as it was far from Bermuda, the NHC said at 2300 GMT in Miami.

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2016 Weather Report: Extreme and Anything but Normal

Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of the Earth, highlighting numerous records including hottest year, highest sea level, and lowest sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica.

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Franklin Strengthens to Hurricane in Mexico

Hurricane Franklin slammed into Mexico's eastern coast early Thursday, sweeping the region with powerful winds and heavy rain capable of producing deadly flash floods.

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Caribbean Braces for Tropical Storm Franklin

Mexico, Belize and Guatemala braced Monday for Tropical Storm Franklin, expected to make landfall overnight on the southern Mexican coast -- possibly at hurricane strength.

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Typhoon Noru Brings Heavy Rain to Japan, Injures 51

Typhoon Noru dumped heavy rain on Japan Tuesday as it moved back out to sea, causing flooding and property damage while the number of injured reportedly rose to 51. 

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Government Report Sees Drastic Climate Change Impact in US

Average US temperatures have risen dramatically and fast, with recent decades the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a draft federal government report cited by The New York Times on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong Cleans Up Greasy Beaches after Palm Oil Spill

A clean-up operation was under way in Hong Kong Monday after a massive palm oil spillage from a ship collision in mainland Chinese waters clogged some of its most popular beaches. 

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Russia's Lake Baikal 'Extremely Polluted', Putin Warns

Russia's Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake, has extremely high pollution levels, President Vladimir Putin warned Friday while visiting the Siberian lake.

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Germany Moves to Stop Eggs Contaminated by Insecticide

Germany on Thursday moved to block the distribution of hundreds of thousands of eggs mainly from the Netherlands contaminated by a toxic insecticide outlawed from use in the production of food.

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