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PARIS A storm on Sunday night lashed Paris with the highest rainfall ever recorded in the French capital, while other areas of France’s centre-west saw as much rain as would normally fall in the entire month of July. Weather authority Meteo France said that 49.2 millimeters fell in one hour between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00
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BANGKOK Hundreds of elephants used in Asia’s tourism industry are kept in “severely cruel” conditions, animal welfare group World Animal Protection said on Thursday. Animal tourism in Asia has drawn increased scrutiny over the past year, partly because of a scandal involving a tiger attraction in Thailand, where wildlife authorities discovered scores of dead tiger
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More residents were allowed to return home and officials reopened a major roadway on Friday in central Arizona as firefighters continued to battle a six-day-old wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate. The fire has damaged buildings, but there were no reported serious injuries, said Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire spokeswoman Tiffany Davila. The blaze,
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