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Thousands without Power as Storm Lashes Sydney

Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia's largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a national football match.

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U.S. Democrats Unveil Carbon-Neutral 'Green New Deal'

Congressional Democrats on Thursday unveiled an unprecedented plan to reverse climate change and eliminate all US carbon emissions within 10 years, by taking drastic steps that would require transformational action across the economy.

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'I Green Beirut'-Phase II Culminates in 3 Winners Presenting Sustainable, Artistic Projects

Under the patronage of the Municipality of Beirut, and in collaboration with the United Nations Information Center in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), Junior Chamber International-Lebanon has organized an award-winning ceremony of phase two of “I Green Beirut” competition in downtown Beirut.

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Fresh Flood Warning Issued in Australia as PM Visits

Heavy rain continued to pelt Australia's flood-ravaged northeast Tuesday, prompting the authorities to warn of further flash flooding in the hours ahead.

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'Once-in-a-Century' Floods Hit Northeast Australia

Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days.

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6.5-Magnitude Quake Shakes Guatemala, Mexico

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico and Guatemala on Friday, leaving three people injured and causing infrastructure damage, authorities said.

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U.S. Thaws from Arctic Deep Freeze as Death Toll Climbs

An Arctic air mass blamed for the deaths of more than 20 people in the U.S. began moving out to sea Friday, easing its grip on about a dozen states that have endured days of record-breaking cold.

And in an extreme but mostly welcome swing in the weather, forecasters were predicting that this week's deep freeze will be replaced by almost spring-like temperatures by the weekend.

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Dangerous Arctic Chill Sweeps over U.S. Midwest

Tens of millions of people in the United States are bracing for a potentially life-threatening deep arctic chill forecast to hit swaths of the country on Wednesday.

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Hundreds of Schools to Shut as Toxic Smog Cloaks Bangkok

Toxic smog forced Bangkok authorities to issue an unprecedented order to shut nearly 450 schools on Wednesday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread concern.

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In Nod to Trump, EU Okays U.S. Soya for Biofuels

The EU approved on Tuesday the import of U.S. soya beans for use as biofuels, a gesture that helps strengthen a fragile trade truce with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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