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UK's South East Water imposes restrictions as dry weather continues

 Britain's South East Water announced a temporary ban on the use of sprinklers and hosepipes in parts of the south of England, citing record breaking...

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EU approves 3-billion-euro German green heating scheme

The European Commission said on Tuesday it had approved the German government's 3-billion-euro scheme to support renewable energy and waste heat-based...

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Gazans reel under heat and lengthy power cuts

For Palestinians living on the crowded Gaza Strip, a searing summer heatwave has been made worse by power cuts that leave them without electricity for...

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Driest July in England since 1935

According to the Met Office, England had its driest July since 1935, with parts having the least rainfall on record. 

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Kentucky floods kill at least 28

According to governor Andy Beshear, floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky have killed at least 28 people, including four children a...

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Kentucky floods kill 8, more deaths expected

According to Governor Andy Beshear, flooding in eastern Kentucky has caused at least eight deaths and the death toll is expected to reach double digit...

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Palestinians strive to stop Gaza shore erosion with concrete and rubble

Authorities in Gaza have ordered giant concrete blocks to be dropped along the shoreline as increasingly heavy seas eat into beaches that provide resi...

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UK weather: Driest start to year in England since 1976

According to the Met Office, the period between January and June this year was the driest in England since 1976.

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Volcano erupts on western Japanese island of Kyushu, no reports of damage

A volcano on Japan's major western island of Kyushu erupted, sending black smoke billowing high into the air, but there were no immediate reports of a...

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Clear and present danger: Jellyfish swarm Israel's coast

Ghostly swarms of jellyfish along Israel's coast have banished summer bathers from the Mediterranean waters and raised warnings about the dangers of e...