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Hurricane Earl hits Belize near capital, prompting flooding fears

Hurricane Earl hits Belize near capital, prompting flooding fears Thu, 04 Aug, 2016

A hurricane packing 130 kilometer (80 mile) per hour winds and heavy rain made landfall in Central America near Belize's capital, where officials warned of likely flooding and damage to homes Thursday.
North Korea fires mid-range missile toward waters near Japan

North Korea fires mid-range missile toward waters near Japan Wed, 03 Aug, 2016

A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan's territorial waters, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, one of the longest flights by a North Korean missile.
Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip Tue, 26 Jul, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun to promote renewable energy.
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour Wed, 13 Jul, 2016

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo on Wednesday for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world.
North Korea threatens action over US anti-missile system

North Korea threatens action over US anti-missile system Mon, 11 Jul, 2016

North Korea threatened Monday to take "physical action" after Washington and Seoul announced they would deploy a sophisticated US anti-missile defence system to counter the growing menace from Pyongyang.
Hundreds of thousands evacuated as tropical storm hits China

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as tropical storm hits China Sat, 09 Jul, 2016

Typhoon Nepartak weakened to a strong tropical storm Saturday as it lashed China's eastern coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rains.

Powerful typhoon blows off Philippines, threatens Taiwan

Powerful typhoon blows off Philippines, threatens Taiwan Thu, 07 Jul, 2016

Philippine forecasters warned fishing boats not to venture out to sea and commercial ships to watch out for big waves Thursday as a powerful typhoon roared off the country's northeastern coast.
Paris bans old cars from streets in pollution crackdown

Paris bans old cars from streets in pollution crackdown Fri, 01 Jul, 2016

 Paris cracked down Friday on ageing polluting cars, with vehicles registered before 1997 no longer allowed on the streets from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays.
23 die in historic floods in US state

23 die in historic floods in US state Sat, 25 Jun, 2016

Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 23 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, state officials said.

78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China

78 dead, 500 hurt by storms in eastern China Thu, 23 Jun, 2016

Hurricane-force winds, freak hailstorms, pounding rain and a tornado killed 78 people in China's eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday and injured nearly 500 others, Xinhua reported.
Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing

Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing Thu, 23 Jun, 2016

An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world.
North Korea fires missile but appears to have failed: South Korea

North Korea fires missile but appears to have failed: South Korea Wed, 22 Jun, 2016

North Korea fired one missile from its east coast just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday (2100 GMT Tuesday) but it appears to have failed, South Korea's military officials said.
3 International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan

3 International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan Sat, 18 Jun, 2016

An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian landed safely Saturday in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan.
Artists, scientists urge North America to save Monarch butterfly

Artists, scientists urge North America to save Monarch butterfly Thu, 16 Jun, 2016

Some 200 intellectuals, scientists and artists from around the world urged the leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada on Wednesday to save North America's endangered migratory Monarch butterfly.
Paris museums shut as swollen Seine reaches peak

Paris museums shut as swollen Seine reaches peak Fri, 03 Jun, 2016

Paris' world-famous Louvre and Musee d'Orsay museums shut on Friday to rush valuable artworks out of their basements, as the rain-swollen River Seine reached its highest level in three decades.

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