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Japan set for average-to-warmer weather in May-July

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is expected to experience average-to-warmer weather between May and July, the country’s official forecaster said on Wednesday. Eastern Japan, including its most densely populated city Tokyo, has a 30 percent chance of higher-than-average temperatures during the period, the Japan Meteorological Agency said in its monthly three-month forecast. The following table gives Read More

More than 50 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – More than 50 people were killed in southern and eastern parts of South Africa after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides, authorities said on Wednesday. Rescue workers were digging through collapsed homes and other buildings in coastal areas of KwaZulu-Natal province, where the death toll stood at 51, local officials said. The Read More

Philippines’ Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

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FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks after his arrival, from a visit in Israel and Jordan at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr/File Photo MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia Read More

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 15

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PORAC, Philippines (Reuters) – Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the rubble of a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the country’s biggest island, killing at least 15 people. A rescuer assists a search dog as they try to reach survivors at a collapsed four-storey Read More

Australia government moves to head off water scandal ahead of election

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s government moved on Tuesday to head off a potential scandal over state water purchases that has fueled opposition allegations of improper spending weeks before a general election. In August 2017, the government paid A$78.9 million ($56.2 million) for 28.7 gigaliters of water entitlements from Eastern Australia Agriculture, a company founded by Read More

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 16

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PORAC, Philippines (Reuters) – Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the tangled debris from a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the country’s biggest island, killing at least 16 people. Heavy equipment and search dogs were used as dozens of firefighters, military and civilian rescuers Read More

Environment emerges as major issue for Australian voters

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A man snorkels in an area called the “Coral Gardens” near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The environment has emerged as a major issue for Australian voters, a poll showed on Sunday, but healthcare and the Read More

China urges local governments to shell out resources to treat soil pollution

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has urged local authorities to invest more to clean up contaminated agricultural land, with some regions still failing to take responsibility for dangerous levels of soil pollution, the country’s agriculture ministry said on Monday. Soil pollution has emerged as one of China’s biggest environmental challenges, with nearly a fifth of the Read More

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes central Philippines: USGS

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MANILA (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Monday, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) said, and a Reuters witness said office buildings swayed in the main business district of the capital, Manila. The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Manila at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The Read More

Swedish climate activist Thunberg admits she might be ‘very naive’

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ROME (Reuters) – Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg wants to fix climate change and hopes for world peace, but acknowledges that she might be being “very naive”. Thunberg, 16, has brought her campaign against rising global temperatures to Rome this week, meeting Pope Francis, addressing Italian parliamentarians and joining a student protest on Friday in Read More