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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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'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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