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Nigerian Communities File Damages Claim Against Shell in London Court

LAGOS –– More than 11,000 Nigerians from the oil-producing Niger Delta have filed a compensation claim against Shell at the London High Court, the latest step in a case that will test whether multinationals can be held to account for …

Emergency Lifted After New Zealand Storm Less than Feared

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s Northland region lifted a state of emergency declaration Wednesday after an overnight storm didn’t turn out as bad as feared. A heavy rain warning for Auckland was also lifted, although a state of …

Rain Pounds Northern New Zealand; Further Flooding Expected

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Auckland prepared for another round of flooding as rain battered northern New Zealand’s Northland region, which declared an emergency Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the deluge. A state of emergency was already in place for …

New Zealand City to Get More Dangerous Rainfall After Flood

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A dangerous amount of rain is forecast Tuesday for New Zealand’s most populous city four days after Auckland had its wettest day on record in a storm that claimed four lives. A state of emergency …

Tropical Storm Leaves 30 Dead, 20 Missing in Madagascar

ANTANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Flooding and landslides caused by the passage of tropical storm Cheneso across Madagascar caused 30 deaths, left 20 people missing and affected tens of thousands across the Indian Ocean island nation, according to a provisional assessment …

Japan Launches Intel Satellite to Watch N. Korea, Disasters

TOKYO (AP) _ Japan successfully launched a rocket Thursday carrying a government intelligence-gathering satellite on a mission to watch movements at military sites in North Korea and improve natural disaster response. The H2A rocket, launched by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., …

US Board Says Boeing Max Likely Hit a Bird Before 2019 Crash

U.S. accident investigators disagree with Ethiopian authorities over the cause of a sensor malfunction that preceded the March 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that it …

Guyana: Satellites Will Spot Oil Spills, Not On-Ship Experts

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) _ Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency says it can now use satellites to monitor any oil spills in the South American nation’s waters. The agency’s former leader criticized the technology as ineffective, saying the only proper way of …

Heavy Snow Causes Havoc in Japan as Cold Snap Sweeps Through Asia

Heavy snow blanketed wide swathes of Japan on Wednesday, snarling traffic, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations,disrupting train travel and leaving at least one person dead. An unusually cold weather front and extreme low pressure systems set snow falling and strong …

IAEA Says Fukushima Water Release to Follow Safety Standards

TOKYO (AP) _ The head of a U.N. nuclear agency task force assessing the safety of Japan’s plan to release treated radioactive water from the wreaked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea said Friday that Japanese regulators have shown their …

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