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Torrential rains cause widespread flooding in northern Italy

Little more than two weeks after Italian scientists warned that climate change had put much of the country at risk of flooding, parts of the northwest have been inundated by heavy…

Little more than two weeks after Italian scientists warned that climate change had put much of the country at risk of flooding, parts of the northwest have been inundated by heavy…

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Bolivia's severe water shortage triggers national emergency

Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.

Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.

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Greece's economic boost from refugee aid

The challenge of dealing with thousands of refugees could have a silver lining for Greece with emergency aid money boosting the country's economy.

The challenge of dealing with thousands of refugees could have a silver lining for Greece with emergency aid money boosting the country's economy.

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Tornado tears up Oregon beach town

A tornado struck an Oregon beach town in the US on Friday, toppling powerlines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain hammered the Pacific Northwest.

A tornado struck an Oregon beach town in the US on Friday, toppling powerlines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain hammered the Pacific Northwest.

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'This storm will kill you': Florida braces for Hurricane Matthew

Florida's governor issued a stark warning - "Do not surf, do not go to the beach, this storm will kill you," as the Sunshine State prepares for the Category 4 hurricane.

Florida's governor issued a stark warning - "Do not surf, do not go to the beach, this storm will kill you," as the Sunshine State prepares for the Category 4 hurricane.

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White Helmet rescuers fair game for ruthless Syrian regime says founder

Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an

Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an

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Turkey suspends more than 12,000 police officers

Officials say it is in connection with suspected links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he masterminded a failed coup in Turkey in July.

Officials say it is in connection with suspected links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he masterminded a failed coup in Turkey in July.

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Louisiana flooding: at least five dead, 20,000 rescued

In Louisiana, at least five people are now confirmed dead and thousands displaced after massive flooding swept the southern US state.

In Louisiana, at least five people are now confirmed dead and thousands displaced after massive flooding swept the southern US state.

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France must 'do everything to defend the Republic' in wake of attacks

The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande’s government over security – it’s also putting inter-faith unity in the…

The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande’s government over security – it’s also putting inter-faith unity in the…

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Turkey's parliament votes 3-to-1 to back Erdogan's state of emergency

The Turkish parliament has voted by three-to-one to approve the state of emergency announced by President Erdogan after last week’s failed coup attempt.

The Turkish parliament has voted by three-to-one to approve the state of emergency announced by President Erdogan after last week’s failed coup attempt.

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Ankara residents react as Turkey's state of emergency comes into effect

The atmosphere on Thursday morning in Ankara, on the day Turkey’s three-month state of emergency came into effect, was more sombre than it was the previous night when thousands of President Erdogan’s

The atmosphere on Thursday morning in Ankara, on the day Turkey’s three-month state of emergency came into effect, was more sombre than it was the previous night when thousands of President Erdogan’s

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French parliament votes to extend state of emergency

France's lower house of parliament has voted early to extend a state of emergency nationwide for another six months. Critics say that it is too little too late.

France's lower house of parliament has voted early to extend a state of emergency nationwide for another six months. Critics say that it is too little too late.

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France's state of emergency to continue for three more months

Continuance of the state of national emergency comes after a lorry barreled through Bastille day crowds in Nice, leaving at least 80 dead

Continuance of the state of national emergency comes after a lorry barreled through Bastille day crowds in Nice, leaving at least 80 dead

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Canada wildfire 'could double in size'

Canada’s monster wildfire could double in size, officials are warning – meaning there is no time to lose for those still caught in its path. Fleeing

Canada’s monster wildfire could double in size, officials are warning – meaning there is no time to lose for those still caught in its path. Fleeing

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Canada wildfires spread south, state of emergency in place

A huge wildfire raging near Fort McMurray in Canada has spread south, although a forecast of cooler temperatures and possible rain has raised hopes

A huge wildfire raging near Fort McMurray in Canada has spread south, although a forecast of cooler temperatures and possible rain has raised hopes

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Flash floods kill at least 55 in Pakistan

In the Khyber and Kashmiri regions of northern Pakistan flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 55 people. An emergency

In the Khyber and Kashmiri regions of northern Pakistan flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 55 people. An emergency

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New research says Zika "could spark" Guillain-Barré syndrome

A new study by a French scientists suggests the Zika virus might cause a debilitating neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. It comes

A new study by a French scientists suggests the Zika virus might cause a debilitating neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. It comes

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UK emergency services prepare for the worst

A crash involving two tube trains leads to the evacuation of dozens of passengers from London’s underground network: this is the scenario of a drill

A crash involving two tube trains leads to the evacuation of dozens of passengers from London’s underground network: this is the scenario of a drill

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Paris protesters call for end to France's state of emergency

Thousands of people have turned out in Paris to vent their anger over plans to extend France’s state of emergency for three more months

Thousands of people have turned out in Paris to vent their anger over plans to extend France’s state of emergency for three more months

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Air Canada plane makes emergency landing after turbulence injuries

An Air Canada Shanghai to Toronto flight had to make a stop in Calgary after several passengers were injured in extreme turbulence. Twenty-one

An Air Canada Shanghai to Toronto flight had to make a stop in Calgary after several passengers were injured in extreme turbulence. Twenty-one

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Britain braces for second battering: Storm Frank expected imminently

After a Boxing Day battering, Northern Britain is bracing for more bad weather. Storm Frank is due to strike on Tuesday evening (December 29), with

After a Boxing Day battering, Northern Britain is bracing for more bad weather. Storm Frank is due to strike on Tuesday evening (December 29), with

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Hundreds evacuated amid northern England floods

Unprecedented flooding in Yorkshire and Lancashire has forced hundreds to leave their homes over the weekend.

Unprecedented flooding in Yorkshire and Lancashire has forced hundreds to leave their homes over the weekend.

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UK: severe flooding forces residents from their homes

Repeated heavy rains have left parts of England, Scotland and Wales under water, with fields flooded and roads resembling rivers. In Lancashire, in

Repeated heavy rains have left parts of England, Scotland and Wales under water, with fields flooded and roads resembling rivers. In Lancashire, in

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Arab League demands Turkey withdraw troops from Iraq

Foreign ministers of the Arab League held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday at the request of the Iraqi government. On the agenda: finding a

Foreign ministers of the Arab League held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday at the request of the Iraqi government. On the agenda: finding a

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Beijing 'airpocalypse' red alert now in force

Tough restrictions come into force today in Beijing which has issued its first ever red alert for pollution. That’s the most serious warning

Tough restrictions come into force today in Beijing which has issued its first ever red alert for pollution. That’s the most serious warning