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Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate

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SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Torrential rains kept battering Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, intensifying the flood crisis in Sydney as thousands more residents were ordered to leave their homes after rivers swiftly rose past danger levels. About 50,000 residents in New South Wales, most in Sydney’s western suburbs, have......

Tens of thousands of Sydney residents told to evacuate as rains flood suburbs

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Third major flood this year for some Sydney suburbs 30,000 New South Wales residents face evacuations Rescue of ship crew underway, military helping stranded families SYDNEY, July 4 (Reuters) – Fresh evacuation orders were issued for tens of thousands of Sydney residents on Monday after relentless rains triggered floods for......

Heavy rain to hit parts of China in wake of Typhoon Chaba

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Pedestrians wade through floodwaters on a street amid heavy rainfall as Typhoon Chaba hits Sanya in Hainan province, China July 2, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 4 (Reuters) – Heavy rain is expected to hit central and southern China over......

Fire extinguished at Norway’s Mongstad refinery

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The greenhouse of CO2Bio is seen in front of the oil refinery in Mongstad, Norway, July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OSLO, July 3 (Reuters) – A fire that broke out at Equinor’s (EQNR.OL) Mongstad oil refinery on Norway’s west coast early......

Chance of finding missing crew off Hong Kong ‘very slim’ after storm – authorities

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HONG KONG, July 3 (Reuters) – The chance of finding 27 crew members alive from a vessel that snapped in two as tropical storm Chaba passed through Hong Kong and southern China is “very slim”, government rescue authorities said on Sunday, as the search for those missing continued. On Saturday,......

Japan’s JERA says it shut down a 500 MW power plant due to fire

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A view of one of the machines as Japan’s biggest power generator JERA prepares for restart of some aged units while building new units at its Anegasaki gas-fired power station in Chiba, near Tokyo, Japan June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Yuka Obayashi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO,......

Germany has two more African swine fever case in farm pigs – ministry

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HAMBURG, July 3 (Reuters) – Two more case of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in farm pigs in Germany, Germany’s federal agriculture ministry said. One was in the western state of Lower Saxony which was previously free of the disease and one in the eastern state of Brandenburg......

Australia’s southeast braces for floods

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MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate southwest Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, on Sunday with torrential rain and damaging winds pounding the east coast and threatening floods in areas that were hammered in March. The weather bureau warned of heavy rainfall potentially leading to flash......

China lashed by year’s first typhoon, record rains forecast

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SHANGHAI, July 2 (Reuters) – China’s first typhoon of the year brought gales and rain to its southern shores on Saturday, as forecasters warned of record rainfall and high disaster risk in provinces including Guangdong, the country’s most populous. Typhoon Chaba, the Thai name for the hibiscus flower, was moving......

At least five killed in magnitude 6.1 quake on Iran Gulf coast

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DUBAI, July 2 (Reuters) – At least five people were killed and 49 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southern Iran early on Saturday, state media reported, with the area also hit soon after by two strong quakes of up to 6.3 magnitude. Some 24 tremors, two with a......

Russian missile strikes near Ukraine’s Odesa kill 21

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Missiles hit apartments, resort on southern coast Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says sites deliberately targeted by Russia Moscow denies targeting civilians SERHIIVKA, Ukraine, July 1 (Reuters) – Russia flattened part of an apartment building while residents slept on Friday in missile attacks near Ukraine’s port of Odesa that authorities said killed at......

Yellowstone reopens access to northern areas after historic flooding

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A view shows rocks sliding down the side of a hill and hitting a car at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, U.S. June 12, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video released on June 14, 2022. Anne Leppold/via REUTERS Register now......

Suspected truck driver in Texas migrant deaths was on meth, lawmaker says

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53 migrants died in U.S. border smuggling attempt Suspected driver charged with human trafficking offense Driver had meth in his system, lawmaker and U.S. official say SAN ANTONIO, June 30 (Reuters) – The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in blazing heat during a......

Ports close in China island province Hainan as tropical storm Chaba looms

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SHANGHAI, July 1 (Reuters) – Local authorities in China’s Hainan province on Friday announced the closure of three ports as weather forecasters reclassified Chaba as a severe tropical storm that was expected to make landfall over the weekend. Chaba, currently east of Hainan, will move at a speed of 15-20......

Two suspects charged after death of 51 migrants in sweltering Texas truck

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 28 (Reuters) – At least 51 migrants have died after being trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck found abandoned in Texas, authorities said on Tuesday, as two Mexican nationals tied to the smuggling incident were charged in U.S. federal court. The deceased migrants, 39 men and......

Three dead in Amtrak train crash and derailment in Missouri

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June 27 (Reuters) – An Amtrak train carrying more than 200 passengers derailed in northern Missouri on Monday after hitting a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing, killing two aboard and a person in the truck, and injuring at least 50, officials said. Eight cars and two locomotives derailed, Amtrak......

Anger, tears in South Africa after 21 teens likely accidentally poisoned in pub

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EAST LONDON, South Africa, June 27 (Reuters) – South African mourners expressed anger and despair on Monday at the death of 21 teenagers in a tavern over the weekend, as investigating authorities said the youths were probably accidentally poisoned by something they ate, drank or smoked. The still unexplained deaths......

Four killed, 70 injured in partial collapse of bullring in Colombia

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BOGOTA, June 26 (Reuters) – Four people were killed and about 70 injured on Sunday when part of a stand collapsed at a bullring in the town of El Espinal, Colombia, provincial officials said. Videos posted on social media showed the section of the stand toppling forward into the ring,......

EU ministers seek deals on climate laws as economy woes test green pledges

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Ministers meet to seek deals on package of climate laws Moves to weaken some measures as energy shock bites Ministers discuss plans to reduce gas demand EU contingency planning for further Russian gas cuts BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – Ministers from European Union countries will meet this week to attempt......

Russian missiles kill one and wound six in Kyiv, Ukraine says

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KYIV, June 26 (Reuters) – Russian missiles struck a residential building and the compound of a kindergarten in central Kyiv on Sunday, killing one person and wounding six more, officials said, as Moscow stepped up its air strikes on Ukraine for a second day. Firefighters put out a fire in......

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