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Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

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Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). More>>

Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

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A Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history was a 42-year-old man from a Salt Lake City suburb who leaves behind a wife and young son. More>>

Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

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Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses. More>>

Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan

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Japan has raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island, urging its 150 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption. More>>

Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

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Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. More>>

Albania hit by magnitudes 5.4 and 5.1 tremors; homes crack

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck off northern Albania on Saturday, damaging some buildings authorities said. More>>

Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

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No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region. More>>

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

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The largest earthquake to ever rock Alaska's North Slope was followed about six hours later by the second largest _ an aftershock of the first. More>>

The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

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Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history. More>>

Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

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A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure. More>>

California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

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A grief-stricken great-grandfather is collecting keepsakes from the charred remains of the California home where his family died in a wildfire. More>>

California fires may make homeowners insurance harder to get

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California's battle with wildfires may hurt availability, raise the cost of homeowners insurance. More>>

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

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The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses of least several hundred million dollars. More>>

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

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Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. More>>

Greek island wildfire that forced villages to evacuate eases

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Greek authorities say a large forest fire that forced the evacuation of two villages overnight on the island of Evia is abating but is not fully controlled yet. More>>

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

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President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. More>>

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

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Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth. More>>

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

Wildfire forces Greek villages on island of Evia to evacuate

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Greece's fire service says a wildfire raging on the island of Evia, in central Greece, has forced them to evacuate two villages and a monastery. More>>

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

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Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against destructive major blazes. More>>

Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

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The death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries, the ministry of health announced. More>>

Yosemite to reopen Tuesday, 14 days after blaze choked air

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Yosemite National Park will reopen Tuesday, 14 days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. More>>

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

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After powerful Indonesia quake, traumatized survivors live in fear deadly aftershocks as sense of crisis drags on. More>>

14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas Video included

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California could be facing the worst wildfire season ever as some 18 gigantic blazes ravage the state _ and the historically worst months are still to come. More>>

The Latest: French police detain 2 in flooded campsite probe

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A policeman in northern Denmark says high winds from a storm have apparently flung a metal tent peg into a camper's throat as he was packing up. More>>

Portugal, Spain get upper hand over major wildfires

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Authorities in Portugal say they have brought under control a major wildfire in the south of the country after a weeklong effort. More>>

Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit Lombok

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On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities. More>>

Destructive Indonesian quake leaves injured waiting for help

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4 days after Indonesia quake, injured survivors in isolated areas still struggling for help. More>>

Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate Video included

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An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. More>>

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300

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The Indonesian Red Cross says it's focusing its Lombok earthquake relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people in remote areas in the north of the island where aid still has not been reached. More>>

Man charged in California wildfire refuses to go to court

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An initial court appearance has been delayed for a man charged with starting a Southern California wildfire that has burned 12 cabins and forced at least 20,000 people from their homes. More>>

Firefighter's wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

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Greek authorities have released the names of those who died in the country's deadliest forest fire in decades, a list that includes several families. More>>

Puerto Rico: 1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64

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Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll. More>>

The Latest: Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300

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A strong aftershock has shaken the Indonesian island of Lombok where tens of thousands of people are homeless after a powerful earthquake on Sunday. More>>

Quake put life on hold in damaged, hungry Indonesian village

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For Indonesia's quake survivors, life grinds to a halt as empty villages turn to "ghost towns" and displaced residents wonder how they'll rebuild. More>>

Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies

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Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake, while rescuers doubled down on efforts to find the dead, pulling another body from the rubble. More>>

Portugal says major wildfire will take days to put out

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Emergency services in Portugal are struggling for a sixth day to contain a major wildfire blackening hills in the country's southern Algarve region. More>>

The Latest: Official death toll still 131 in Indonesia quake

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Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake that shook Lombok island has risen to 131. More>>

The Latest: Greek fires death toll stands at 92

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A county near Norway's capital has beaten a 71-year-old record of consecutive days with temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit). More>>

Feline and hen become fast fire friends

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A cat seeking refuge from a raging Northern California wildfire found a fine-feathered friend as the pair awaited rescue from the heat and flames. More>>

Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters Video included

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Gigantic wildfires that devour scores or hundreds of homes may become the new normal in California's future. More>>

Indonesia struggles to recover quake's dead, help the living

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In quake-hit Indonesia, recovering the dead presents massive challenge in the aftermath of the country's latest natural disaster. More>>

Man saved from quake-flattened mosque on Indonesia island Video included

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Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by the earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok as thousands of homeless locals wait for aid. More>>

The Latest: Dutch campsites evacuated amid brush fire

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France's environment minister has called on motorists to comply with car restrictions amid a heat wave expected to peak Tuesday in the country. More>>

Wildfires torment Portugal, Spain; French, Dutch feel heat

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More than 1,000 firefighters supported by 19 aircraft are battling for a fifth straight day a major wildfire in southern Portugal. More>>

Italian alpine valley evacuated after landslide kills 2

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Officials have evacuated a valley in northwestern Italy after a huge landslide swept away several cars along a well-traveled road, killing a couple trapped inside one. More>>

'Hazardous' smoky air shuts Yosemite in peak tourist season

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Yosemite National Park closes 12 days due to 'hazardous' smoke from California wildfires and will reopen Monday if conditions are safe. More>>

Hawaii's Big Island readies as Hurricane Hector approaches

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Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that's expected to pass to the south of the islands. More>>

The Latest: Indonesia survivor says many buried in mosque Video included

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A man who narrowly escaped from the Jabal Nur mosque that collapsed during the earthquake in Lombok on Sunday evening said there were about 100 people praying inside when the earthquake struck and though many got out, dozens were buried in the rubble. More>>

Heat wave: Portugal tames wildfire; French cities ban cars

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Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight. More>>

Northern California blazes now largest in state history

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Twin wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather have continued to grow in Northern California, destroying dozens of homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee their neighborhoods. More>>

The Latest: Soldiers pull man alive from collapsed mosque

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Pope Francis is expressing great sadness over the loss of life and property destruction in Indonesia's quakes. More>>

The Latest: Tropical storm watch issued for Hawaii Island

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Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that's expected to pass to the south of the islands. More>>

Thousands left homeless by deadly quake on Indonesian island Video included

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Indonesian authorities say rescuers still haven't reached some devastated parts of the tourist island of Lombok after a powerful earthquake flattened houses and toppled bridges, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali. More>>

Chrissy Teigen caught in Bali earthquake while on vacation

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Chrissy Teigen has shared her shock and worry in real-time during a powerful and deadly earthquake in Indonesia with her social media followers. More>>

Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire

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Officials say a utility worker has been killed near a Northern California wildfire as crews continue to battle multiple blazes that have forced more evacuations. More>>

The Latest: EU: Wildfires show impact of climate change

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Three French cities have banned the most polluting cars from the roads because of pollution linked to the current heat wave in Europe. More>>

Greek civil protection head resigns after deadly forest fire

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Greece's civil protection chief has resigned two weeks after a forest fire ravaged a seaside region near Athens, causing at least 91 deaths and battering the government's credibility. More>>

The Latest: Lombok quake death toll rises to 98

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Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency says the death toll from the earthquake on Lombok has risen to 91 and could rise as rescuers still haven't reached some of the worst affected areas in the north of the island. More>>

Lisbon breaks record for maximum temp, hits 44 C (111.2 F)

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Lisbon has broken a 37-year-old record to notch its hottest temperature ever as an unrelenting wave of heat bakes Portugal and neighboring Spain. More>>

Powerful quake rocks Indonesian tourist island; 91 dead Video included

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A strong earthquake has struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. More>>

The Latest: Agency reports progress in fighting twin fires

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President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the wildfires hitting California are "being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized.". More>>

Greece's police, fire chiefs fired in wake of deadly fire

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The Greek government says the chiefs of the national police and fire service have been fired in the wake of a forest fire that killed at least 90 people near Athens. More>>

Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as state battles 17 blazes

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Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires are bracing for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes. More>>

NYC twister: Queens tornado knocks down trees, crushes car

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A tornado that touched down in Queens felled at least 50 trees, crushed a car and broke a limb that hit a man. More>>

Hot, dusty and on fire: Portugal's heatwave breaks records

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Eight places in Portugal broke local temperature records Friday as a wave of heat from North Africa swept across the Iberian peninsula _ and officials predicte the scorching temperatures could even worse over the weekend. More>>

Greek minister resigns after criticism of wildfire response

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Authorities in Greece will start demolishing dozens of illegal fences and other structures in the wider Athens region next week in a crackdown on building without permits that follows the country's deadliest forest fire in decades. More>>

Deadly California blaze spawned destructive fire tornado

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Increasing winds are expected in Northern California areas where huge, deadly and destructive wildfires are burning. More>>

The Latest: Growing California fires prompt new evacuations

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Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph. More>>

No time to grieve: Wildfires hit emergency workers hard Video included

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For an increasing number of Californians, wildfire season has turned into a series of life upheavals. More>>

Florida lobster fishermen fear trade war amid Irma recovery

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Lobster fisherman in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain. More>>

The Latest: Another Greek fire victim dies of her injuries

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Greece's public order minister has resigned in the aftermath of last week's deadly forest fires near Athens that killed at least 87 people. More>>

The Latest: Hundreds of workers battle Portuguese wildfire

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Some 400 firefighters and five water-dropping aircraft are responding to a wildfire in southern Portugal. More>>

Python that went missing during California fire is found

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A 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a Northern California wildfire has been found safe. More>>

Back to rubble, some 'lost everything' in California fire

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Wildfires scorching Northern California from the Gold Country to the fringes of Yosemite National Park are also burning through the state's firefighting budget even as they devour homes and lives. More>>

EPA watchdog probing air-quality results issued after Harvey

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An internal EPA watchdog is reviewing whether officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas. More>>

Official death toll from Greek fire raised to 87, 1 missing

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Greek authorities say the death toll from last week's devastating forest fire near Athens is currently at 87, while one person remains unaccounted for. More>>

The Latest: Supermarket plans sleepover as Finland swelters

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The European Union is offering to speed up funds for farmers to help them cope with the effects of drought across the continent. More>>

Science Says: Record heat, fires worsened by climate change

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Scientists see the hand of climate change in heat records and fires breaking out globally this summer. More>>

More than 1,000 homes torched in California wildfires Video included

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New fires continue to erupt in Northern California where firefighters already are struggling to ring massive and deadly blazes that have torched about 1,000 homes. More>>

Bulldozer drivers fighting fires get 'a rush' but also risk

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This summer has been a difficult one for bulldozer operators who help firefighters stop flames from spreading. More>>

PG&E, paint companies among top California lobbying spenders

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Fights over who is financially liable for wildfire damage and lead-paint cleanup sparked millions of dollars in lobbying at the California Capitol from April through June. More>>

Fire victims' relatives sue Greek officials for negligence

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Relatives of 2 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have filed a lawsuit against officials over their handling of the response to the disaster, accusing them of negligent manslaughter and felony exposure of people to danger. More>>

Highway Patrol officer rescues fawn from California wildfire

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A CHP officer who rescued a month-old fawn from a Northern California wildfire has become an internet sensation. More>>

Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe's heatwave

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The German Farmers' Association is asking the government for 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) in subsidies to help cover losses from this year's harvest, affected by the continuing drought and heat across large stretches of Europe. More>>

'I thought I was dying': Injured tourist recalls lava blast

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Jessica Tilton wanted to see lava flowing into the ocean off Hawaii's Big Island but thought her sightseeing boat got too close to the explosive phenomenon. More>>

New fire erupts in Northern California; homes threatened Video included

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Twin wildfires in Northern California are threatening some 10,000 homes and posing yet another struggle for firefighters already stretched thin by a summer of horrific and deadly blazes. More>>

Bodies of 76 killed in deadly Greek wildfires identified

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Authorities say the bodies of 70 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, while forensic experts continue working to identify more remains recovered from the area. More>>

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