Sunday, July 22, 2018

10 killed, 11 missing in Vietnam's floods sparked by Typhoon Son Tinh

Typhoon Son Tinh
Heavy rain and flash floods triggered by Typhoon Son Tinh killed 10 people and left 11 others missing in Vietnam's central and northern regions, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Saturday.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

EU Offers Further Support for Sweden in Fighting Wildfires

EU Offers Further Support for Sweden in Fighting Wildfires
The European Commission is coordinating further EU member-states' assistance to help Sweden battle vast forest fires across the country, the Commission said in a press release.

17 dead after tourist boat sinks in US

tourist boat sinks in US
An amphibious tourist boat carrying 31 people sank in a lake in the US state of Missouri Thursday night, killing 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area, officials said.

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.

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