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Much of central US faces severe thunderstorm threat and possible tornadoes

Much of central US faces severe thunderstorm threat and possible tornadoes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans stretching from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Baltimore could face strong thunderstorms Monday night through Wednesday, with tornadoes possible in some states.
Lightning, rains kill 49 in Pakistan as authorities declare a state of emergency in the southwest

Lightning, rains kill 49 in Pakistan as authorities declare a state of emergency in the southwest

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lightning and heavy rains have killed at least 49 people across Pakistan in the past three days, officials said Monday, as authorities in the country's southwest declared a state of emergency.
Walmart launches pilot program for customers to recycle reusable shopping bags

Walmart launches pilot program for customers to recycle reusable shopping bags

Walmart Canada is launching a national pilot program for customers to recycle their reusable shopping bags.
Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

That coffee you slurped this morning? It’s 600,000 years old.
Urban firefighters to get additional training to also battle wildfire blazes

Urban firefighters to get additional training to also battle wildfire blazes

Nearly four million Canadians now live in areas where combustible forests are prevalent.
Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

Scientists say coral reefs around the world are experiencing mass bleaching in warming oceans

Coral reefs around the world are experiencing global bleaching for the fourth time, top reef scientists declared Monday, a result of warming ocean waters amid human-caused climate change .
Sudden heavy rains in Oman kill at least 17 including schoolchildren whose bus was overtaken

Sudden heavy rains in Oman kill at least 17 including schoolchildren whose bus was overtaken

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in Oman on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 17 people as rescuers searched for survivors, authorities said Monday.
Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

PARIS (AP) — In Paris' outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end. That's because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool.
Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday.
Quebec zoo examined animal behaviour during last week's total solar eclipse

Quebec zoo examined animal behaviour during last week's total solar eclipse

MONTREAL — As darkness settled during last week's total solar eclipse, Japanese macaques turned their backs to the sun and red crowned cranes went uncharacteristically quiet. But the Himalayan black bears just slept as if nothing was happening.
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