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A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Containment was way up on other major blazes in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties. Read more...

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One Planet Summit, sponsored by France, the United Nations and the World Bank, brings together some 4,000 participants and 800 organizations to explore ways to finance climate projects. The Paris climate summit next week offers a chance for concrete advances in the fight against global warming, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said. Read more...

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The US Labor Department report follows other recent data suggesting that the US economy is in solid shape. US economic growth has hit an annualised rate of more than 3% in the past two quarters, while the unemployment rate is at its lowest since 2000. Wages increased by 2.5% year-on-year. Read more...

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Relatives of crew members of an Argentine submarine which disappeared in the southern Atlantic have criticized the government for giving up the search for survivors. They marched through the streets of the port of Mar del Plata demanding the rescue effort resumed. Read more...

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Population experts like Ngom are worried that if West Africa’s population continues to grow at its current pace - the region has the highest birth rate in the world - it will drive fiercer competition for scarce water and farmland, and fuel malnutrition, conflict and ever more economic refugees. Read more...

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A man in Pennsylvania shot and killed one of the biggest bears of the 2017 hunting season. The 25-year-old, who grew up in a hunting family, brought down a 7-foot-tall, 600 pound monster of a black bear in Valley Township, PA. Read more...