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Flames Ravage Greek Seaside as Wildfires Kill 74

Raging wildfires killed 74 people including small children in Greece, devouring homes and forests as terrified residents fled to the sea to escape the flames, authorities said Tuesday.

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Fires Sweep Much of Europe as Countries Swelter in the Heat

Dozens of wildfires have hit countries across northern Europe and Greece as a heatwave continues to hold across much of the continent. 

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Record Heat Broils Japan, Prompting Warnings

Japanese officials issued new warnings Monday as a deadly heatwave blankets the country, producing record high temperatures in Tokyo just two years before the city hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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Japan Heatwave Kills over a Dozen, 12,000 Rushed to Hospital

Japan's severe heatwave killed at least 15 people and sent more than 12,000 to hospital in the first two weeks of July, official figures show as the temperature neared 40 degrees C (104 F) in many cities on Sunday.   

Twelve people died of heatstroke in the week ending July 15 after three perished in the preceding week, according to latest data.

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At Least 10 Dead in Vietnam Floods

At least 10 people have died after floods spurred by Typhoon rains struck central and northern Vietnam, authorities said Saturday.

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Forest Fire Threatens California's Fabled Yosemite National Park

A vast fire in northern California has destroyed 50 km2 (more than 12,000 acres), left one person dead and is threatening Yosemite National Park, authorities said Tuesday.

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Expanding 'Dead Zone' in Arabian Sea Raises Climate Change Fears

In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame.

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Finland Deputy PM Sends Climate, Democracy Message to Trump, Putin

Finland sides with democracy and fighting climate change, its deputy prime minister said on Monday, as presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a historic summit in Helsinki. 

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Climate Change Wreaking Havoc with Colombia's Glaciers

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday. 

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Chris Becomes Second Hurricane of Atlantic Season

Tropical Storm Chris surged Tuesday into hurricane strength as it churned away from the US East coast and became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, forecasters said.

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