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Firefighters work to suppress California wildfire near Big Sur coast

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. Firefighters on Friday were working to suppress a deadly wildfire near California's famed Big Sur coast that has burned more than 40 homes, forced hundreds of residents to flee and closed popular parks at the height of the summer travel season.

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Flash floods kill scores in Nepal, India

KATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, India Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 68 people in Nepal in the past three days and another 15 are missing, local authorities said on Thursday. | Video

Water 28 Jul 2016

Drought-hit Honduras needs new approach to tackle extreme weather: U.N. envoy

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Honduras must develop a long term approach to combat the impact of drought exacerbated by climate change and put the poorest and most vulnerable at the center of government initiatives and funding, a U.N. special envoy said.

Water 28 Jul 2016

Twenty percent chance of cyclone off Leeward Islands: U.S. hurricane center

A weather formation about 1,700 miles (2,740 km) east-southeast of the Leeward Islands has a 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said on Thursday.

28 Jul 2016

Weaker La Nina event expected this year, WMO says

GENEVA A La Nina event, which affects rainfall and temperatures in the tropics, may develop in the third quarter of the year but it is likely to be weak and far less intense that El Nino that ended in May, the United Nations weather agency said on Thursday.

28 Jul 2016