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Heat wave wilts much of U.S. Midwest, Northeast
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago and St. Louis sweltered on Monday at the center of a heat wave that stretched across the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, although relief could come as soon as Monday evening in some areas.

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills four, halts factories
TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, killed four people, injured hundreds more and halted factory lines in an industrial area, government and company officials said on Tuesday.

Guatemala ends victim searches at volcano where 110 died
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala on Sunday ended its victim search efforts in the zone that suffered most deaths and injuries from the Fuego volcano eruption, its disaster agency said.

5.6 magnitude quake shakes Guatemala; no damage reported
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), but disaster officials said it did not cause any damage, including at the Fuego volcano where recent eruptions have killed 110 people.

NHC says 20 percent chance of cyclone in Gulf of Mexico
(Reuters) - A surface trough producing showers and thunderstorms over the west-central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico has a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

London, other cities call for new petrol and diesel car ban to start earlier
LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan and other city leaders from across Britain said on Monday a government plan to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars should be brought forward by 10 years to 2030, in the latest push to improve air quality.

EU gives Britain's Wylfa nuclear project positive environmental opinion
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission issued a "positive" opinion on a British nuclear power plant project to be built by Hitachi's Horizon, saying it would not have health or environmental impacts on other member states.

Volvo sets goal of 25 percent recycled plastics in cars from 2025
OSLO (Reuters) - At least 25 percent of the plastics used in new Volvo car models from 2025 will be from recycled materials, the Chinese-owned company said on Monday in an anti-pollution plan praised by the United Nations.

Flooding possible in U.S. Southwest where wildfires scorch earth
DENVER (Reuters) - Heavy thunderstorms and widespread rains expected on Saturday in the U.S. Southwest could help douse the numerous unrelenting wildfires crews are battling in the parched region.

Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island
HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.

 

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