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A villager takes refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The official Lao news agency KPL reported Tuesday that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing large amounts of water that swept away houses and made more than 6,600 people homeless. (Attapeu Today via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 4:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a dam that flooded villages in southeastern Laos (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The state news agency in Laos says officials in the southeastern province where a dam collapsed have confirmed 19 dead so far from flooding. The KPL news agency said Wednesday...
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Humberto Berlanga, center, wipes sweat from his face while waiting in the heat in line at the Gold & Silver Pawn shop, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 24, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Scorching heat radiated across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, setting record highs in California's Death Valley, Thermal and Palm Springs in a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region's hottest this year. The National Weather Service said a new high of 127 degrees (52.7...
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Villagers take refuge on a rooftop above flood waters from a collapsed dam in the Attapeu district of southeastern Laos, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The official Lao news agency KPL reported Tuesday that the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing large amounts of water that swept away houses and made more than 6,600 people homeless. (Attapeu Today via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 12:32 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Massive flooding from a South Korean-constructed hydroelectric dam in Laos left several people dead and hundreds missing, state media said Tuesday. Rescue efforts were underway as top government officials rushed to the site and public appeals were launched for aid. The official Lao...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot "Miraitowa", left, and Paralympic mascot "Someity", right, pose with children for photographers during the mascot debut event in Tokyo. The countdown is on for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tuesday, July 24, marked two years to go until the opening ceremony will be held at the brand new National Stadium in central Tokyo.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
July 24, 2018 - 10:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Olympics will open in two years, and the heat is on. Since being awarded the games, which will be the largest ever with 33 sports and 339 events, Tokyo organizers have had to deal with a series of problems ranging from stadium and construction delays , natural disasters and a...
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A Greek national flag flutters over the charred remains of a burned-out car and house in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Twin wildfires raging through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital have torched homes, cars and forests and killed at least 49 people, authorities said Tuesday, raising the death toll after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled together near a beach. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 24, 2018 - 6:02 am
RAFINA, Greece (AP) — Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital, torching homes, cars and forests and killing at least 50 people, authorities said, raising the death toll Tuesday after finding 26 bodies believed to be family members huddled together, some of them hugging. Many...
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The duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised Monday, July 23, 2018. The boat went down Thursday evening after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 4:49 pm
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly sinking of a duck boat in a southern Missouri lake (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A Missouri lawmaker says change is needed to improve the safety of amphibious vehicles like duck boats after 17 people were killed when one sunk last week at Table Rock Lake...
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Mother and children shelter from the sun at St James's Park in London, as the hot weather continues across the country, Monday July 23, 2018. A public health warning has been issued for parts of England this week parts of the country braces itself for the predicted hottest day of the year. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 11:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is experiencing a severe heatwave which has prompted its national weather service to issue an alert for people to 'stay out of the sun'. The Met Office forecasting service on Monday sent out a level-3 amber alert which will stay in place for most east and southeast England...
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Tourists try to cool off outside the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Monday, July 23, 2018. Greece's foremost tourist attraction, the ancient Acropolis in Athens, is closed to visitors at midday due to forecast high temperatures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 23, 2018 - 10:58 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The ancient Acropolis has been closed to visitors for three hours due to a heatwave in the Greek capital. The Culture Ministry said the site in central Athens was closed Monday between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. local time. Under Greek law, public sites can be closed if temperatures...
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The thermometer reads 41.0 degrees Celsius (105.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kumagaya city, north of Tokyo, Monday, July 23, 2018. Searing hot temperatures are forecast for wide swaths of Japan and South Korea in a long-running heat wave. The temperature in the city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the highest ever recorded in Japan, as a deadly heat wave gripped a wide swath of the country and nearby South Korea. (Daiki Katagiri/Kyodo News via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 10:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded its highest temperature ever Monday as a deadly heat wave continued to grip a wide swath of the country and nearby South and North Korea. The mercury hit 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kumagaya, a city in Saitama prefecture about 65 kilometers (40 miles...
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The burned trunks of trees are seen after a major forest fire in Angra, Ljusdal municipality, Sweden, Sunday July 22, 2018. Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from the military, hundreds of volunteers and other European nations. (Mats Andersson/TT News Agency via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 7:11 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials say the country's wildfires remain a serious situation, with the continuing hot and extremely dry weather making firefighting efforts very hard despite broad international help. Britta Ramberg, operative director of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, which is...
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