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Thousands evacuated as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts

Thousands evacuated as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

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A general view shows Fuego volcano (Volcano of Fire) erupting as seen from San Juan Alotenango, outside of Guatemala City, Guatemala November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country’s disaster agency Conred said. The…
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California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

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PARADISE, Calif. (Reuters) - Forensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported missing in the state’s deadliest wildfire on record. Remains of at least 71 people have been recovered in and around…
Dolphin fair kicks off in Khulna

Dolphin fair kicks off in Khulna

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A ten-day long dolphin fair kicked off in Khulna today with a call to take tangible steps to protect freshwater dolphins in the Sundarbans. An inaugural session was held this morning at Shaheed Hadis Park in Khulna city at 10:30am with the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque as chief guest in the…
Tigers dwindling: just six sub-species remain

Tigers dwindling: just six sub-species remain

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Six different sub-species of tigers exist today, scientists confirmed yesterday, amid hopes the findings will boost efforts to save the fewer than 4,000 free-range big cats that remain in the world. The six include the Bengal tiger, Amur tiger, South China tiger, Sumatran tiger, Indochinese tiger and Malayan tiger, said the report in the journal…
UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

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Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge. The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued…