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Weather helps crews make gains against California wildfire

LOS ANGELES - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada seized on a break in the weather on Friday to slowly gain ground against a blaze threatening to destroy 12,000 homes as it roared for a seventh day through dry timber and brush west of Lake Tahoe.

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Heavy rain floods Philippine capital; markets, schools shut

MANILA - Heavy rain in the Philippine capital, Manila, caused flooding in many areas on Friday, shutting schools, government offices and financial markets as a tropical storm made landfall to the north.

Environment, 19 Sep 2014

Mexico sends troops to Los Cabos after looting, thousands stranded

SAN JOSE DEL CABO - Mexico sent in troops and police to safeguard thousands of tourists stranded in the storm-battered Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos on Thursday after widespread looting. | Video

Environment, 19 Sep 2014

Storm forces closure of Florence museums for damage checks

FLORENCE Italy - Florence officials ordered the closure of many of the Tuscan city's museums on Friday, including the famed Uffizi Gallery, while technicians checked for damage after a particularly violent storm.

Environment, 19 Sep 2014

China power plants exempt from ban on using low-quality coal: sources

SHANGHAI/MELBOURNE - China's bid to limit the consumption of low-quality thermal coal in major cities to help curb pollution will not apply to power plants, traders and utility sources said, exempting a sector responsible for half the country's coal use.

Environment, 19 Sep 2014
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