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China turns on world’s second-biggest hydropower dam

The first two generating units of the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam have been officially turned on in south-western China, the government announced. The Baihetan Dam...

China’s wandering elephants become global stars

A herd of wandering elephants in China have become international stars. Major global media are chronicling the herd’s more than year-long, 500-kilometre (300-mile) trek from...

Tourists fined for taking sand and shells from Sardinia’s beaches

Dozens of tourists will have to pay dearly for their souvenirs from Sardinia’s pristine beaches. Customs police on the Mediterranean island have issued fines of...

3,000 eggs abandoned after drone scares birds in California

Some 3,000 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a Southern California nesting island after a drone crashed and scared off the birds, a newspaper...

Thousands evacuated in India as strong cyclone inches closer

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in low-lying areas of two Indian states and moved to cyclone shelters to escape a powerful...

‘Recycled’ SpaceX capsule prepares to dock at International Space Station

The first European to blast off in a rocket and capsule designed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX is due to dock at the International Space...

Baby sharks bred at luxury Dubai hotel’s aquarium released into Persian Gulf

A team of conservationists at Dubai’s luxury Atlantis Hotel are releasing baby sharks bred in the aquarium into the open sea. As part of an...

Cyclone damages Australian towns and cuts power to thousands

A destructive cyclone has damaged several towns on Australia’s western coast, shattering windows, snapping trees and knocking out power. Tropical Cyclone Seroja crossed the Western...

Hikers evacuated as new fissure opens up at Icelandic volcano

Steam and lava have spurted from a new fissure at an Icelandic volcano that began erupting last month, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of...

US emergency crews seek to prevent ‘catastrophic flood’ at wastewater reservoir

Emergency workers in Florida are trying to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond while evacuating the area to avoid a “catastrophic flood”,...

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