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Austria set to stub out smoking ban

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) said Monday that a planned ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants due to come into force in mid-2018 will be scrapped.

California wildfires: what we know

It’s been a week since southern California has been charred by a devastating wave of wildfires, blasted by almost hurricane force winds.

Quake hits Iran-Iraq border region

A tremor shook Kermanshah province in western Iran near Iraq’s border Monday, causing panic a month after a major quake killed hundreds of people there, state media and officials said.

Five elephants killed by train

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday.

Global warming outpacing current forecasts: study

The United Nations’ forecast for global warming is about 15 percent too low, which means that end-of-century temperatures could be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than currently predicted, according to a study released Wednesday.
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