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Two Dead after Typhoon Batters Japan

Two people have been killed in a powerful typhoon that battered Japan over the weekend, officials said Monday, as the storm's aftermath brought travel chaos to Tokyo's morning commute.

By Monday morning, Typhoon Trami had cleared Japan, but its powerful winds and heavy rainfall caused damage that blocked roads and train lines.

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U.N. Report Confronts Nations with Tough Choices on Climate

The world's nations will gather at a U.N. conference in South Korea on Monday to review and approve a 20-page bombshell -- distilled from more than 6,000 scientific studies -- laying out narrowing options for staving off climate catastrophe.

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Hundreds Killed in Indonesia Quake-Tsunami

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region.

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Indonesian City Hit by Tsunami after Powerful Quake

A powerful earthquake hit central Indonesia on Friday, causing a tsunami that slammed into a city on Sulawesi island with officials saying the tremor had leveled "many" buildings.

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'Very Strong' Typhoon Trami Churns towards Japan

A large, very strong typhoon churned towards Japan Friday, with the weather agency warning the storm would rip through the nation over the weekend, bringing violent winds and torrential rain.

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World Leaders Gather to Breathe New Life into Paris Accord

World leaders have gathered in New York to try to breathe new life into the Paris global climate accord, amid backsliding from several nations over commitments made in the historic deal.

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Macron Rejects Trade Deals with Countries outside Paris Climate Pact

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that trade agreements will be contingent on membership in the Paris climate pact, in a clear bid to pressure the United States.

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Malaysia Government to Review Australia Rare Earths Plant

An ardent critic of an Australian rare earths plant in Malaysia said Tuesday she will head a government review into the controversial site after her political alliance took power at landmark elections.

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Leaders Back Climate Change Urgency in New York

Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming.

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Tornado Batters Area near Canadian Capital Ottawa

A tornado sparked chaos near the Canadian capital Ottawa on Friday, injuring dozens as homes were damaged, cars flipped over, and over 130,000 people left without power, local media said.

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