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Thousands evacuate as US wildfires kill 10

Smoke continues to rise from the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country on October 9, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. Ten people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 1,500 homes and businesses in several Northen California counties. AFP

WT24 Desk More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through through California’s wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes, authorities said Monday,AFP reports. Fanned by winds of over 50 miles (80 kilometers) an hour, the ...

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Paris experiments with ‘car-free day’

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WT24 Desk Parisians were encouraged to roller-blade, bike or stroll through the City of Light on Sunday for a “car-free” day intended to leave the streets vacant for slower, clean forms of transport,AFP reports. Sunday marks the third time the ...

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Heavy rain kills 5 in northwest China

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WT24 Desk XI’AN – Five people died and four remain missing in the city of Ankang in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province after heavy rain hit the city starting Tuesday, local authorities said Thursday,BSS reports. Around 150,000 people suffered losses, and ...

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Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserve

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WT24 Desk BRASILIA – The Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism,AFP reports. President Michel Temer’s office will issue a new decree Tuesday ...

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