Typhoon Khanun to hit southern China Monday as Hong Kong eases warning
BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Khanun is likely to hit southern China early on Monday with winds of up to 114 kph (70 mph), China's meteorological agency said, as authorities in Hong Kong eased weather warnings and transport slowly returned to normal in the financial hub.
French army charter plane crashes in Ivory Coast, four Moldovans killed
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Four Moldovan citizens were killed and two others were injured on Saturday when a cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the sea near the airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, Ivorian and French officials said.
Powerful Hurricane Ophelia strengthens off Azores
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia strengthened off the Azores islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and was expected pass to the south of the archipelago later in the day before taking aim at the British Isles, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Latino workers flee California wine country fires for shelters, beaches
PETALUMA, Calif./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - At the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds north of San Francisco, Spanish is the language that dominates many conversations about shelters, work and how to survive the California wine country wildfires, one of the deadliest fire events to strike the Golden State.
FEATURE-Boosting bees could sweeten chance of a greener Mexico City
MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pumping bellows to create gentle puffs of smoke, Alfonso Cestelos Sanz fends off the ants attacking his beehive in a field overlooking Mexico City, before pulling out sticky racks of hexagon-shaped honeycomb amid clouds of irritated bees.
Dark skies and chest pain as California fires spew smoke 100 miles
PETALUMA/SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct 13 (Reuters) - California's deadly wildfires have darkened the skies for a hundred miles, causing respiratory problems and making it hard to see the sun not only in the state's wine country but as far as San Francisco and Sacramento.
Disaster-hit nations must rebuild better or risk losing insurance, experts say
TEPIC, Mexico, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - D isaster-prone countries that keep rebuilding homes, roads and utilities are in danger of becoming uninsurable unless their new infrastructure is built to survive further catastrophe, experts said on Friday at a World Bank conference.
House Speaker Ryan says 'more to come' for Puerto Rico aid
(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that the federal government would provide more funding for Puerto Rico's long-term rebuilding, although he did not say when that funding would be approved.
About 13 pct U.S. Gulf oil output offline due to Hurricane Nate -BSEE
HOUSTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - About 13 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production remains offline in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday.
UPDATE 1-EU ministers agree national climate goals ahead of U.N. talks
BRUSSELS, Oct 13 (Reuters) - EU environment ministers agreed national emissions-reduction targets and forest management rules on Friday in a push to show the bloc is delivering on its climate goals ahead of United Nations talks next month to fight global warming.
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