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Deadly floods hit southwest France

Villegailhenc - At least 11 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France on Monday, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years, officials said.

Power shut off in some parts of California over wildfire fears

Sacramento - Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) purposefully shut off electricity to nearly 60,000 customers Sunday night, in fear that predicted wind speeds could fuel another wildfire in Northern California.

Aussie same-sex penguin 'couple' tickled pink by foster egg

Sydney - Two male penguins who have paired up as a "same-sex couple" have become so good at nesting that zookeepers in Sydney have given them a real egg to look after.

Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report

Paris - The best -- and fairest -- way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday.

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal

Lisbon - Violent storms hit Portugal early on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

Boulders litter Uganda villages crushed by deadly landslide

Mbale - On a muddy outcrop on the banks of the Sume river, grief-stricken families gaze at enormous boulders that stand testimony to the force of the deluge which engulfed their homes.

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials

Guatemala City - The eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano ended Saturday, an official source said, with locals escaping a repeat of June's eruption that killed 190.

In Florida beach hamlet, not much left after Hurricane Michael

Mexico Beach - Walk through the deserted, debris-clogged streets of this little resort town after Hurricane Michael largely destroyed it and, oddly, one of the few things you hear are fire alarms -- blaring away from piles of detritus that used to be people's homes.

Humanitarians see surge in climate-related disasters

Geneva - The number of climate-related disasters around the world is growing rapidly, humanitarians warned Friday, urging more efforts to prepare and build resilience to looming changes on a warming planet.

At least 34 dead after Uganda landslide

Kanpala - At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials said Friday.

6.0-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali

Jakarta - A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, causing panicked people to flee their homes.

Catastrophic Hurricane Michael roars toward Florida coast

Panama City Beach - Hurricane Michael is roaring toward the Florida Panhandle and getting even stronger before making landfall later Wednesday. As of 8 a.m. EDT, the intense Category 4 hurricane was packing top sustained winds of 145 mph.

'Carbon sink' Bhutan counts cost of plans for green future

Punakha - The gentle whirring of the wind turbine speaks volumes of Bhutan's record as the world's only carbon negative country, but major challenges stand in the way of the Himalayan kingdom's decision to follow a green path over rampant economic expansion.

Hurricane Michael is now a very dangerous Category 3 storm

"Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades," Gov. Rick Scott said. "It will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous. You cannot hide from this storm."

Trump questions UN global warming report

Washington - US President Donald Trump said he has yet to read a UN report warning of global warming-caused chaos unless drastic action is taken and added that he is skeptical.

Florida Panhandle bracing for'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a Category 2 storm and is forecast to strike the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 with dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds, and flooding rainfall.

Divided EU ministers agree auto emission curbs

Luxembourg - EU ministers battled Tuesday over the extent of emission cuts to be imposed on carmakers, in the wake of a warning by UN experts on the dangers of global warming.

Court orders diesel ban on major Berlin roads

Berlin - Diesel drivers in Berlin faced the prospect of bans from major arterial roads as a court Tuesday ordered the German capital must follow in the footsteps of Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart with exclusion zones.

Hurricane Michael has the 'potential to be a historic storm'

Residents of Florida's Panhandle frantically filled sandbags, boarded-up homes and secured boats Monday as they anxiously awaited Hurricane Michael, which forecasters warned could make Landfall as a major Category 3 storm.
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