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Parts of Australia's east to be wetter in next three months: weather bureau

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Weather in parts of eastern Australia would be wetter than average in the coming months, but a large portion of the west would be drier than normal, the Bureau of Meteorology said in a report on Thursday. In its latest three-month weather outlook from December to February, the bureau said weather in Read More

Asia stocks lifted by China-U.S. trade hopes; oil resumes retreat

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Thursday, taking heart from a bounce in Chinese shares on news that China has delivered a written response to U.S. trade demands, while oil prices resumed their retreat on fears of oversupply. A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, November Read More

Asia edges up as oil slide slows; pound, euro firm on Brexit optimism

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as a steep slide in crude oil prices which had chilled investor sentiment slowed, while the pound and euro were supported after British Prime Minister Theresa May gained cabinet support for a Brexit deal. A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage Read More

PG&E shares and bonds plunge as California wildfire risks mount

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(Reuters) – PG&E Corp, the electricity provider in the northern California region ravaged by a deadly wildfire, warned that it could face “significant liability” in excess of its insurance coverage if its equipment caused the blaze, sending its shares and bonds sharply lower. A car destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, Read More

'Progress is being made' against California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – Fire crews in northern California seized on improved weather conditions on Wednesday in their six-day-old battle to suppress the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history as National Guard troops were called in to help search for victims. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire Read More

National Guard to search for victims of California's deadliest fire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The wildfire raging in northern California spread on Wednesday as National Guard troops joined the search for its victims and lawyers filed a lawsuit blaming the blaze, the state’s deadliest, on poor maintenance by the area’s utility company. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Read More

PG&E's wildfire risks mount; shares and bonds plunge

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(Reuters) – PG&E Corp, the electricity provider in the Northern California region being ravaged by the deadly Camp Fire, warned that it could face “significant liability” in excess of its insurance coverage in the event that its equipment is found to have caused the blaze. A car destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Read More

California wildfire victims sue utility PG&E alleging negligence

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(Reuters) – A group of three law firms representing multiple victims of California’s deadliest wildfire has filed a lawsuit against PG&E Corp alleging negligence and Health and safety code violations by the utility company in the blaze that has killed at least 48 people. A Pacific Gas & Electric lineman cuts a downed power line Read More

Search intensifies for victims of California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise was set to intensify on Wednesday, while firefighters stepped up their nearly week-long efforts to contain the state’s deadliest-ever wildfire. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Read More

Search grows for victims of California's deadliest wildfire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) – The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise was set to expand on Wednesday, while firefighters stepped up efforts to contain the state’s deadliest-ever wildfire. Cal Fire firefighters comb through a house destroyed by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, U.S., November Read More