Friday, July 20, 2018

At least 14 dead in Tokyo as heatwave grips Japan

At least 14 dead in Tokyo heatwave
More than a dozen people have died in Tokyo as Japan struggles to cope in record-breaking heat.

Hong Kong launches 'plastic-free beaches' campaign

Hong Kong Plastic-free beaches
China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Thursday launched "plastic-free beaches" campaign, calling on people to cut down the use of disposable plastic tableware on beaches to protect the ocean environment.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Earth Has More Diamonds than Previously Thought

Earth Has More Diamonds
There may be a quadrillion tons of diamonds under the Earth’s surface, according to a study conducted by an international team of scientists and published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

Sweden struggles to contain wildfires as heatwave continues

Sweden struggles to contain wildfires
Dozens of forest wildfires are raging across Sweden, prompting the country to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the region.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Iran cuts power supply to Iraq amid rising domestic demand

Iran cuts power supply to Iraq
Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardekanian said Tuesday that Iran has cut power export to the neighboring Iraq amid rising domestic energy consumption.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

US trade war could cost global economy $430 billion, IMF warns

US trade war could cost global economy $430 billion
The risk of current trade tensions escalating further is the greatest near-term threat to global growth, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook report.

Death toll from Guatemala volcano eruption rises to 116

volcano eruption
The death toll from the eruption of Fuego volcano on Jun. 3 has risen to 116, the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala announced on Monday.

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