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Alaskan volcano’s week-long eruption spews another massive ash cloud

An ongoing eruption of a remote volcano in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands produced an ash cloud so large on Tuesday that warnings were sent to...

Senegal musician Baaba Maal named UN ambassador on desertification

Senegalese singer-songwriter Baaba Maal has been appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Maal has long been an activist on...

Deep South tornadoes kill at least 26 and injure dozens overnight

Powerful tornadoes that ripped through Mississippi killed at least 25 people and obliterated dozens of buildings, leaving an especially devastating mark in a rural...

Mississippi tornadoes kill 23 and injure dozens overnight

Powerful tornadoes that ripped through Mississippi killed at least 23 people and obliterated dozens of buildings, leaving an especially devastating mark in a rural...

Strong earthquake shakes parts of Northern California

A strong earthquake shook parts of Northern California early on Tuesday, cutting off power to thousands and causing damage to buildings and roads. Two injuries...

Malaysia landslide death toll rises to 24

Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of a woman and two children, raising the death toll from a landslide on an unlicensed campground in...

Global treaty needed to stop spread of fossil fuel energy, says island leader

The world should confront climate change the way it does nuclear weapons by agreeing to a non-proliferation treaty that stops further production of fossil...

Building collapses and landslide traps tourists on mountain after Taiwan quake

A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-storey building, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of...

Heavy rain brings floods risk to China’s drought-hit areas

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated to safer areas as heavy rain brought the risk of flooding to a region of south-west...

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...

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