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Some eight firefighting boats are tackling the fire

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Little-known syndrome had been thought to only affect older people

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Image released by the Philippines government the alleged reclamation by China on what is internationally recognised as the Johnson South Reef in the South China Sea

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A Canadian meteorologist Kristi Gordon has described on air the hate mail she has received – simply for being pregnant

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More than 100 children in 34 US states have been left partially paralysed

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Rising temperatures and drought have killed millions of aspens in the last 10 years

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