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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants as he aims to cement his legacy on climate change, a senior administration official said.

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Aid rushed to Myanmar flood victims, as more heavy rains forecast

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities and relief workers in flood-hit Myanmar are rushing to provide aid to thousands of people after weeks of heavy rains that have killed at least 21 people this month, aid agencies said.

Water 31 Jul 2015

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits central Iran

- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck central Iran on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

31 Jul 2015

Tribal Alaskans light on walrus meat getting tons of halibut

JUNEAU, Alaska - About 10,000 pounds (4.5 tonnes) of frozen halibut is being sent as food aid to four rural tribal Alaskan communities beset by a lean walrus hunting season caused by climate shifts, a representative for a group coordinating the distribution said.

31 Jul 2015

Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya's capital

NAIROBI - Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras, wildlife officials said on Friday, replacing the colonial-era railway known as the "Lunatic Express".

31 Jul 2015