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Woman killed as strong typhoon lashes Tokyo area, cutting power and transport

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TOKYO (Reuters) – One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years hit just east of Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain that threatened to burst river banks before heading out to sea. More than 130 flights were canceled and scores of train lines were Read More

Strong typhoon winds lash Tokyo area, causing transport chaos

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TOKYO (Reuters) – One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years made landfall just east of Tokyo on Monday with record-breaking winds, stinging rain and sending some rivers close to the top of their banks before heading out to sea. A man using an umbrella struggles against heavy rain and Read More

Norway’s electric car miracle is a smug national fraud built on subsidizing rich people with Teslas

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The government in Oslo spending billions of oil export dollars to help the affluent buy an electric second car they wouldn’t otherwise want is European environmentalism at its phoniest and most hare-brained. It’s not that you can’t financially encourage societies to be more planet-conscious, but this charade of perverse incentives, inefficiencies, and negative side effects Read More

Qualcomm-Samsung axis brings 5G to the masses as Huawei struggles

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SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) promised on Friday to bring 5G mobile phones to the masses with a high-end modem and said its chips would also power mid-price devices hitting the market next year. FILE PHOTO: Signs of Qualcomm and 5G are pictured at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai, China June 28, Read More

Hurricane Dorian floods island as it swipes North Carolina then heads north

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KITTY HAWK, N.C. (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach-fringed barrier islands with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. The storm made landfall at Cape Hatteras at about 9 a.m. (1300 GMT) with maximum sustained Read More

Hurricane Dorian swipes North Carolina, Outer Banks island floods

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KITTY HAWK, N.C. (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach-fringed barrier islands with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. The storm made landfall at Cape Hatteras at about 9 a.m. (1300 GMT) with maximum sustained Read More

Eye of Hurricane Dorian grazes North Carolina, floods Outer Banks

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian briefly made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. The storm made landfall at Cape Hatteras at about 9 a.m. (1300 GMT) with maximum sustained winds Read More

OPEC hikes Aug crude output, but still overcomplies with cuts: S&P Global Platts survey

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Highlights OPEC output rises to 29.93 mil b/d August cut compliance 103% Saudi Arabia pumps 9.77 mil b/d Iraq hits record high; Iran steady London — OPEC’s crude production edged up by 50,000 b/d in August to 29.93 million b/d, the latest S&P Global Platts surveyfound, with the bloc still struggling to move oil prices Read More

Madagascar forest destruction wiping out humans’ tiniest relative

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KIRINDY FOREST, Madagascar (Reuters) – As a shocked world watches fires ravage the Amazon, slash-and-burn farmers are wreaking proportionally worse destruction half a world away in Madagascar, driving humanity’s smallest relative – the Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur – to extinction. Burnt trees are seen Menabe Antimena protected area near the city of Morondava, Madagascar, September Read More

Hurricane Dorian skirts U.S. Carolinas’ coast with high winds and rain

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Hurricane Dorian, downgraded to a Category 1 but still packing 90 mph (150 kph) winds, crawled north on Friday, skirting the Carolinas and flooding coastal towns a couple of days after it reduced parts of the Bahamas to rubble. FILE PHOTO: A couple look out at the roiling surf while the Read More