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Floods, landslides kill more than 800 people across South Asia

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash the affected areas.

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VW gives green light for electric version of classic Microbus camper van

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Pilot killed as helicopter crashes while fighting Portugal blaze

LISBON A light helicopter that was taking part in firefighting efforts in northern Portugal crashed and exploded on Sunday, killing its pilot and further raising the death toll from the country's deadliest summer of wildfires, officials said.

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Ranchers in parched U.S. Northern Plains welcome hay lottery

Hundreds of livestock ranchers in the drought-stricken U.S. Northern Plains are embracing what organizers say is the first lottery designed to provide some much-needed relief to their operations.

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South Carolina aquarium to monitor animal behavior during eclipse

CHARLESTON, S.C. Animals in the path of the first total solar eclipse to travel across the United States in 99 years have a big surprise awaiting them on Monday afternoon, biologists say. | Video

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