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France faces worst drought on record as fourth heatwave of the year spreads

France is in the midst of its fourth heatwave of the year as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought...

Record floods leave hundreds stranded in Death Valley National Park

Record rainfall triggered flash floods in Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers. There...

Volcano near Iceland’s main airport erupts again after pause

A volcano in south-west Iceland has begun erupting, the country’s meteorological authorities said – just eight months after its last eruption officially ended. The Icelandic...

Bordeaux fires rage and firefighting pilot killed in Portugal

Strong winds and hot, dry weather are frustrating French firefighters’ efforts to contain a huge wildfire that raced across pine forests in the Bordeaux...

10,000 evacuated as wildfires ravage pine forests in south-west France

A thousand firefighters with 10 water-dumping planes have struggled to contain two wildfires in south-west France that have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people...

Flooding causes deaths and damage in north-eastern India and Bangladesh

At least 18 people have died after floods across north-eastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater. In India’s Assam state, at least nine...

Kansas tornado generated 165mph winds as it destroyed homes

A tornado that damaged more than 1,000 buildings in Kansas in the US generated winds of up to 165mph and carved a path of...

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after six months on country’s space station

Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Saturday after six months aboard their country’s newest orbital station in the longest-crewed mission to date for...

Police probe collection of stuffed wild animals including endangered species

Spain’s Civil Guard says it is investigating a businessman in the eastern Valencia region who owned a private taxidermy collection with more than 1,000...

Methane emissions are ‘significantly’ high

Emissions of planet-warming methane from oil, gas and coal production are significantly higher than world governments claim, according to the International Energy Agency. The Paris-based...

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