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Brr! Six More Weeks of Winter for U.S., Says Furry Forecaster

Bundle up America, the world's furriest weather forecaster says six more weeks of winter are in store.

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World Bank Funds Fight against Baghdad Water Woes

The Iraqi capital's decrepit water network will be overhauled under a $210 million World Bank project aimed at tackling chronic supply shortages and outbreaks of disease.

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6.1 Magnitude Quake Rattles Northern Afghanistan

A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the USGS said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets with tremors felt as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

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'Toxic Bloc' Warned of EU Legal Action over Air Pollution

The European Union on Tuesday gave France, Germany, Britain and six other polluting member states until next week to meet the bloc's air quality standards or face legal action. 

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90,000 Flee Philippine Volcano Stretching Relief Camps

The number of Filipinos fleeing from the erupting Mayon volcano to safe zones has swelled to nearly 90,000, officials said Monday, worsening a sanitation crisis in the already stretched relief camps.

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Seine Reaches Peak in Flood-Hit Paris

The swollen Seine peaked Monday at more than four metres above its normal level, leaving a lengthy mop-up job for Parisians after days of rising waters that have put the soggy city on alert.  

The river rose to 5.84 metres (19.2 feet) early Monday, causing continued headaches for commuters as well as people living near its overflowing banks.

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Deadly Mudflows Threaten Residents Near Erupting Philippine Volcano

Millions of tonnes of ash and rocks from an erupting Philippine volcano could bury nearby communities due to heavy rain, authorities said Saturday, as tens of thousands flee over fears of a deadly explosion.

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Paris Braces for Floods as Swollen Seine Inches Higher

Paris was on high alert Saturday as the swollen Seine continued to creep higher, with forecasters warning the river could stay high throughout next week, especially if more rain is dumped on France.

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California Wants 5 Million 'Green' Cars on Roads by 2030

California Governor Jerry Brown Friday signed an executive order detailing aims to have five million electric cars on the state's roads by 2030 -- by accelerating the production of such vehicles using financial incentives and rebates.

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Parisians Brace for Flooding Risks as Seine Creeps Higher

Leaks were starting to appear Friday in the basements of Paris buildings as the Seine inched higher, with forecasters warning that the river could stay high throughout next week, especially if more rain is dumped on France.

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