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Probe of Australia Wildfires Recommends Climate Risk Forecasts

Black Summer fires killed at least 33 people including 10 firefighters     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An investigation into Australia’s catastrophic wildfire season on Friday recommended greater efforts to forecast the impacts of climate ...

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Officials Ask for Aircraft to Fight Fire on Mount Kilimanjaro

Wildfire on Africa’s tallest mountain     By TOM ODULA Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government is hoping helicopters and planes will help put out a fire raging on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain at 19,443 feet (5,926 ...

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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Given Greek Citizenship for Wildfire Aid

Family raised funds for 2018 wildfire victims     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A point of pride for Greece was touched by controversy Monday, as the country’s prime minister was criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter ...

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Firefighters See Gains Against Greek Wildfire

A total of 72 blazes across the country     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A drop in high winds late Thursday helped firefighters gain ground on a large wildfire in southern Greece that raged for more than a day, forcing ...

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Firefighters in Greece Race to Stop Wildfire

Evacuees bussed to nearby beaches     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft were fighting a blaze for a second day in southern Greece Thursday that forced evacuations and a night-long battle to save seaside homes. The Fire ...

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Rivals Join Forces to Fight Wildfire on Cyprus

Hundreds of acres are burned and dozens of people are evacuated     NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Two aircraft dispatched by Cyprus’ internationally recognized government for the first time helped to fight a wildfire in the breakaway north of the ...

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Dutch Village Evacuated as Precaution Due to Wildfire Smoke

Fire was burning through trees and grassland in the Meinweg National Park     THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A village of 4,000 people in the southern Netherlands was evacuated Wednesday as smoke from a wildfire in a nearby national ...

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New Wildfires Around Ukraine’s Chernobyl Plant

New fires around nuclear plant     MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Three new wildfires have started in the radiation-contaminated evacuation zone around Ukraine’s wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident 34 years ago, emergency ...

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Firefighters in Ukraine Battle Wildfire Near Chernobyl

Radiation levels in the fire area exceed normal levels     KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Emergency teams in Ukraine on Monday continued battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation ...

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