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Climate activists disrupt five British cities with ‘summer uprising’

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LONDON (Reuters) – Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged protests in five British cities on Monday, aiming to renew pressure on the government to take bolder action to tackle climate change and slow the worldwide loss of plant and animal species. The movement, which shut down four sites in central London for 11 days in Read More

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes in southern Philippines, 25 injured

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(Reuters) – An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck northern Mindanao in the south of the Philippines early on Saturday, injuring 25 people and causing damage to several houses, buildings and infrastructure, Philippine authorities said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake, which was initially reported as being of 5.8 magnitude by the Read More

United Nations chief calls for more support for cyclone-hit Mozambique

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FILE PHOTO: A child is transported on a fridge during floods after Cyclone Idai, in Buzi, outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko MAPUTO (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to provide more aid to Mozambique, where two cyclones spurred by climate change killed hundreds and Read More

At least seven killed as freak storm lashes Greek resorts

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NEA PLAGIA, Greece (Reuters) – At least seven people, including six tourists, were killed and more than 100 others injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops. Witnesses said the storm had come and gone in a matter of minutes. Winds of over 100 kph (60 mph) Read More

Violent storm kills six foreigners in northern Greek resorts

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ATHENS/NEA PLAYIA, Greece (Reuters) – Six foreigners including two children were killed and more than 100 other people injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops. Witnesses reported the storm had come and gone in a matter of minutes. Winds of over 100 kph (60 mph) were Read More

Island created by deadly earthquake disappears into Indian Ocean (PHOTOS)

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A new island that appeared after the deadly 2013 earthquake in Pakistan has been swallowed up by the Indian Ocean, new satellite images reveal. The little island, known as Zalzala Koh or ‘the earthquake mountain,’ was created as a result of an eruption of a mud volcano in the Indian Ocean triggered by the earthquake. Read More

Ethiopian crash families criticize Boeing over donation plan

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – The families of victims of an Ethiopian air disaster on Thursday criticized Boeing’s plan to donate $100 million to unspecified charities and communities affected by two crashes, saying it was too vague and that families should have been consulted first. FILE PHOTO: American civil aviation and Boeing investigators search through the debris Read More

U.S. House panel sets July 10 deadline in hurricane response probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House committee has called on the White House to turn over documents related to the Trump administration’s handling of hurricanes in 2017 that devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, accusing it of stonewalling. FILE PHOTO: A participant holds a sign paying tribute to the victims of Hurricane Maria, Read More

Anything to cut costs? Boeing accused of outsourcing 737 MAX software at $9 an hour

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Boeing has been partially outsourcing software development to low-paid subcontractors to save costs, Bloomberg has learned, suggesting that inadequate quality control practices may have contributed to fatal 737 MAX crashes. Newly graduated programmers employed by third-party software developers – including Indian HCL Technologies Ltd and Cyient Ltd – were making as little as $9 dollars Read More

Allies or frenemies? Pompeo lands in India with a bag of ‘freedom’ offers one doesn’t simply refuse

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The top US diplomat has landed in New Delhi, aiming to pressure the Indian government into rejecting Russian S-400 air defense systems and China’s Huawei mobile tech in favor of “better” military and trade deals with Washington. Expanding cooperation in energy, aviation, space, and defense fields will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s agenda during Read More