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Third typhoon of the month hits Taiwan, 32 injured

TAIPEI Strong wind and rain lashed Taiwan on Tuesday as the third typhoon to hit the island this month made landfall, injuring more than 30 people, ripping signs off buildings and knocking down trees. | Video

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Volkswagen, Bosch oppose request for diesel documents

WASHINGTON German automaker Volkswagen AG and auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH [ROBG.UL] have asked a U.S. federal judge to reject requests from European investors and vehicle owners to access more than 20 million pages of records turned over in VW's "Dieselgate" scandal.

26 Sep 2016

Four British power firms call for carbon tax extension

LONDON Four British power generators have called on the government to maintain the country's carbon tax until at least 2025, according to a letter seen by Reuters, putting them at odds with industrial groups who want it scrapped.

26 Sep 2016

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, braces for flooding as river expected to crest

Emergency crews have erected nearly 10 miles (16 km) of temporary flood barricades and laid a quarter-million sandbags in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as residents braced on Monday for what could be the second-largest flood in the city's history, officials said. | Video

Water 26 Sep 2016

U.S. official says inadequate EU emissions testing was widely known

BRUSSELS Europe's car emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told European Union lawmakers on Monday, saying much stronger enforcement will be needed to stop cheating by automakers like Volkswagen .

26 Sep 2016