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California Scorched by Raging Wildfires the Size of LA

Tens of thousands of firefighters on Tuesday were battling relentless flames ripping across California, as the death toll from a series of infernos that first erupted last month hit 11.

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Arid and Ablaze, Europe Battles Deadly Heat

Europe's scorching heatwave has killed nine people in a week in Spain, health authorities said Tuesday, as stifling temperatures kindled wildfires in the country and neighboring Portugal where a ferocious blaze encircled a resort town.

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Europe Bakes again in Near-Record Temperatures

Europe baked in near-record temperatures on Monday but some respite was on the horizon after weeks of nonstop sunshine as people come to terms with what may prove to be the region's new normal in an era of climate change.

Here is a roundup of recent developments:

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Twin Blazes form California's Largest Wildfire in History

Two blazes mercilessly charring northern California have grown so rapidly that they became the US state's largest in recorded history Monday, authorities said.

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Europe Bakes Again in Near-Record Temperatures

Europe baked in near-record temperatures on Monday but hopes were for some respite after weeks of non-stop sunshine as people come to terms with what may prove to be the new normal in climate change Europe.

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U.S. Regulators Close Probe into Exxon Mobil Climate Disclosures

U.S. regulators have ended a two-year investigation into how Exxon Mobil accounted for oil and gas prices and the risks climate change posed to its business, the company said Friday.

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Japan Officials Push Parasols for Men as Heatwave Hits

Officials in Japan have urged men to buck local gender stereotypes and carry parasols to protect themselves from the sun in the midst of a deadly national heatwave.

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Firefighters Gaining Control of Wildfire near Spain Park

Firefighters aided by calmer winds were gaining control  on Thursday of a wildfire near Spain's famous Estrecho natural park in the southwest of the country, an official said.

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Myanmar Endures Worst of Mekong Monsoon Floods

Monsoon rains have pummelled the Mekong region in recent days with Myanmar bearing the brunt of flooding that has forced 150,000 to flee and threatens to destroy levees shielding thousands of homes.

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Iraqi Farmers Fight to Save Cattle from Drought

Iraqi farmer Sayyed Sattar knows he'll soon have to let some of his buffalo go as he surveys the herd bathing in a dwindling pond close to the holy city of Najaf.

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