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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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'Radical Rethink' Needed to Tackle Climate, Hunger, Obesity

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a 'global treaty' similar to one for tobacco control.

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Torn over Coal, German Village Struggles to Heal

Sybille Tetsch returned to the German village of Proschim to set up a restaurant four years ago, in an attempt to save her birthplace from mining excavators and heal a deep rift there over the future of coal.

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Crocodiles Snapped Up at World's Tallest Statue

Indian foresters have begun relocating around 300 crocodiles to allow a seaplane service for visitors to the world's tallest statue, the newly erected 182-meter (597-feet) Statue of Unity.

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2018 Was Fourth Hottest Year on Record

The last four years have been the world's hottest since record-keeping began, with 2018 the fourth warmest on record, according to data published Thursday by US research group Berkeley Earth. 

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Power Outages as Australia Swelters through Extreme Temperatures

Tens of thousands of people sweltering through a brutal heatwave in southern Australia were left without power Friday, as the grid struggled with surging demand.

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'Doomsday Clock' Stays at Two Mins to Midnight

How close is human civilization to destroying the planet? The symbolic Doomsday Clock is still two minutes to midnight, as close as it has ever been, said the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Thursday.

The clock did not budge from last year, but that "should not be taken as a sign of stability," said Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the group of scholars and international experts in security, nuclear, environmental and science fields.

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Rains and Floods Kill Four in Northern Spain

Heavy rains and flooding have killed at least four people in northern Spain and forced authorities to evacuate a hospital and close schools, local emergency services said Thursday.

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Guterres on Climate Change: We are Losing the Race

The world is "losing the race" against climate change, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, demanding bolder action from governments to arrest runaway warming.

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South Australia Heatwave Smashes Record Temperatures

Temperatures in southern Australian neared 48 degrees on Thursday, shattering previous records as sizzling citizens received free beer to help weather heatwave of historic proportions.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported temperatures of 47.9 Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) north of Adelaide, while inside the city temperatures reached 46.2 Celsius, a fraction above a record that had stood since 1939.

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