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Deadly Los Angeles wildfire burns with subdued fury after change in weather
Firefighters have tightened their grip on a deadly Los Angeles wildfire burning with subdued fury on Sunday after extremely dry desert winds that had stoked the flames gave way to moister, gentler breezes blowing in from the Pacific.

Europe's climate credentials face acid test in EIB fossil fuel vote
Europe's climate change credentials face an acid test this week when the bloc's lending arm, the European Investment Bank, decides whether or not to stop funding fossil fuel projects beyond next year.

Japan sends in troops after deadly typhoon floods towns, threatens more damage
Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history.

Cargo ship found sunk in waters near Tokyo after typhoon - ministry
A Panama-registered cargo ship was found sunk in waters near Tokyo on Sunday after authorities lost track of it as Typhoon Hagibis lashed Japan, the transport ministry said, while a newspaper said at least five of the 12 crew were killed.

Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action
Almost 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action to tackle climate change, warning that failure could inflict "incalculable human suffering."

Japan cancels maritime fleet review after typhoon: spokesman
Japan has canceled a maritime fleet review planned for Monday, a spokesman for the Maritime Self-Defence Force said, after a fierce typhoon pounded Tokyo and surrounding regions over the weekend, causing flooding and widespread power outages.

Australia to invest $680 million in dams for drought-stricken region
Australia will invest A$1 billion ($678.70 million) to revamp water infrastructure in rural and regional communities in the drought-stricken New South Wales.

Firefighters make gains against Los Angeles wildfire, evacuation orders lifted
More than 1,000 firefighters battled a deadly and fast-moving wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles on Saturday, reinforcing containment lines that allowed thousands of residents under evacuation orders to return to their homes.

Seven people killed, 15 missing after Japan typhoon: NHK
Seven people were killed and 15 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralyzed Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday, flooding rivers and leaving almost half a million homes without power.

Fierce typhoon hits northern Japan after paralyzing Tokyo
The most powerful typhoon to hit Tokyo in decades plowed into northern Japan early on Sunday after fierce rain and wind paralyzed the capital, led to four deaths, millions under evacuation warnings, rivers flooded and normally busy streets deserted.

 

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