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Goldman Sachs, Bank of England and Treasury targeted by climate activists in London

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LONDON (Reuters) – More than 300 environmental activists sowed chaos through London’s financial district on Thursday, gluing themselves to the stock exchange and blocking roads outside the Bank of England and major banks such as Goldman Sachs. The Extinction Rebellion group has spent 11 days disrupting London in a bid to force Britain to act Read More

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros and heads to Mozambique

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MORONI (Reuters) – Violent winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph) lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as Cyclone Kenneth swept toward flood-battered Mozambique. Tropical Cyclone Kenneth approaches the coast of Mozambique in this April 25, 2019 handout satellite image. NASA/Handout via REUTERS In Read More

Goldman, Bank of England and stock exchange targeted by climate activists in London

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LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, blocked roads near the Bank of England and protested outside banks such as Goldman Sachs on Thursday to try to force Britain to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm. The Extinction Rebellion group has caused mass disruption across London, blocking Read More

Flooding and mudslides kill at least 60 in South Africa

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Flooding and mudslides have killed at least 60 people on South Africa’s eastern coast, officials have said. Most of the deaths were in KwaZulu-Natal province, where many homes collapsed, and at least three people died in neighbouring Eastern Cape. Rescuers were digging through the collapsed buildings on Wednesday after days of heavy rain hit areas Read More

More than 60 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

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DURBAN (Reuters) – At least 60 people have been killed and more than 1,000 have fled their homes after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides along South Africa’s eastern coast, authorities said on Wednesday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa lays a wreath at a debris of a house destroyed after massive flooding in Chatsworth near Read More

Spring floods in Canada’s Quebec leave one dead, force evacuations

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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Spring flooding has killed one person and forced nearly 1,700 people from their homes in Canada’s Quebec province, with waters expected to continue rising on Monday due to rising temperatures and more rain forecast for the coming days. Soldiers from the 2nd Canadian Division of the Canadian Armed Forces from Quebec assist Read More

One dead in Canada’s Quebec as spring floods force evacuations

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FILE PHOTO: Residents look at a flooded road in Rigaud, Quebec, Canada April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi OTTAWA (Reuters) – Spring flooding has killed one person and forced more than 1,500 people from their homes in Canada’s Quebec province, with waters expected to continue rising Monday due to rising temperatures and more rain forecast for Read More

Deadly storm knocks out power in U.S. South, threatens east coast

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(Reuters) – Severe storms that killed three people in the U.S. South moved eastward on Friday, causing widespread power outages and threatening tornadoes along the east coast from Pennsylvania to Florida, forecasters said. The storm took a hard aim at Florida and Georgia on Friday morning, knocking out power in more than 150,000 homes and Read More

U.S. homebuilding near two-year low; permits extend decline

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding dropped to a near two-year low in March, pulled down by persistent weakness in the single-family unit segment, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite falling mortgage rates. FILE PHOTO: A construction worker builds a single family home in San Diego, California, U.S. February 15, 2017. Picture taken February Read More

U.S. housing starts approach two-year low; permits weak

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding dropped to a near two-year low in March, pulled down by persistent weakness in the single-family housing segment, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates. FILE PHOTO: A construction worker builds a single family home in San Diego, California, U.S. February 15, 2017. Picture taken February Read More