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The Bus Mafia Controlling Nepal's Smog-Choked Capital

Nepal's government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but standing in the way is a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital's roads.

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Invading 'Rat of the Sky' Irks Algerians

"It's not a bird, it's a rat -- and it's squatting on my terrace," Ali says of his new neighbor, a yellow-legged gull -- a pest ubiquitous in the Algerian capital.

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France Enshrines Decision to Close Oldest Nuclear Plant

The French government on Sunday published a decree for closing the country's oldest nuclear plant, fulfilling a campaign-trail pledge made by President Francois Hollande who is now in the final weeks of office.

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California Declares Stubborn Drought Officially Over

California Governor Jerry Brown declared Friday the official end of the state's drought that lasted more than five years.

Despite lifting the drought emergency in all but four counties, the governor kept in place water reporting requirements, as well as bans on practices like watering during or following rainfall and hosing off sidewalks.

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Dead Sea to Come Alive with Concert by Electro Pioneer

The Dead Sea was to come alive with music and an extravagant light show Thursday with a concert by electro pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to draw attention to its shrinking water levels.

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Why is South America Being Hit by Deadly Landslides?

It starts with torrential rain in the mountains. Then a wall of mud and boulders comes barreling down the slopes, sweeping away houses, cars and people.

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Nepal to Relocate Five Rare One-Horned Rhinos

Conservationists on Monday captured a rare one-horned rhinoceros in Nepal as part of an attempt to increase the number of the vulnerable animals, which are prized by wildlife poachers.

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Colombia Mudslides Kill More than 200, Sweep Homes Away

Rescuers clawed through piles of mud and twisted debris Sunday searching for survivors after violent mudslides destroyed homes in southern Colombia, killing over 200 people and injuring hundreds more.

They were the latest victims of deadly floods and mudslides that have struck the Pacific side of South America over recent months, also killing scores of people in Peru and Ecuador.

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Torrential Rain, Floods Hamper Australia Cyclone Relief

Torrential rain hampered relief efforts Thursday after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.

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Trump Moves to Roll Back Obama Climate Measures

President Donald Trump declared the end of a "war on coal" Tuesday, as he moved to curb rules that underpin American emissions targets and a major global climate accord.

Following through on an election promise, Trump signed an order to review some of his predecessor Barack Obama's climate legacy, declaring an end to "job-killing regulations."

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