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UPDATE 1-Ohio House passes bill to save nuclear power plants

(Adds House passes bill) July 23 Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors. The two reactors - Davis-Besse and Perry - are owned by FirstEnergy Solutions, which has said it would shut the money-losing plants in 2020 and 2021 unless the state provides some financial assistance. FirstEnergy Solutions is a bankrupt unit of Ohio power company FirstEn

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UPDATE 2-Prysmian, Siemens, NKT to build UK-Denmark subsea power cable

* Viking to be one of six links from UK to European system (Adds details, background)

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UPDATE 4-Kenyan finance minister denies corruption charges, given bail

* Investigation could fan ethic tensions within government (Updates with bail ruling)

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EDF cuts output at St. Alban nuclear power plant as France boils

PARIS, July 23 French utility EDF will cut output at the two reactors at its St. Alban nuclear power plant from Tuesday evening due to scorching temperatures and dry weather which have limited its use of river water to cool the reactors.

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More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

DHAKA, July 23 Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

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