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Japan's alert system against North Korea not working properly
Japan drillAugust 18, 2017 ET
Japan's national emergency alert system, capable of transmitting urgent messages nationwide during a potential North Korea missile attack, is not functioning properly, Kyodo reported.
Texas town opens $72m high school football stadium - for whole city
Legacy Stadium KatyAugust 18, 2017 ET
A small town in southeast Texas unveiled its brand-new $70 million high school football stadium, the most expensive high school football venue in the country.
Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic well
Greenpeace ArcticAugust 18, 2017 ET
Norwegian coast guards stopped Greenpeace from protesting at a site of the country's northernmost exploration well drilled by Statoil, the environmentalist group said.
French mayor to fine badly prepared Mont Blanc climbers
Mont BlancAugust 18, 2017 ET
A mayor in an area of the French Alps which is a gateway to Mont Blanc has said he plans to fine climbers attempting to scale the mountain without proper outdoor gear such as crampons and ropes.
U.S. drone crashes in southern Turkey
drone crashesAugust 18, 2017 ET
A U.S. drone on Thursday crashed in Turkey's southern Adana province for unknown reasons, Anadolu Agency reported.
Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal
Portugal wildfireAugust 18, 2017 ET
Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.
Hundreds of firefighters tackle oil refinery blaze in northern China
PetroChina plantAugust 18, 2017 ET
A fire that broke out on Thursday at one of the China’s largest oil refineries – run by the state oil giant PetroChina – has been put out with no reported casualties, state media reported.
China warns of geological disasters after heavy rain
China heavy rainAugust 18, 2017 ET
Meteorological authorities warned of possible geological disasters in southwestern China as heavy rain is expected in the region.
Cuomo and Schneiderman: New York waters are not dumping grounds
Long Island SoundAugust 17, 2017 ET
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that New York State has filed a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Panamanian authorities arrest more than 2,000 foreigners
Panam streetAugust 17, 2017 ET
The number of foreigners arrested by the Panamanian National Migration Service (SNM) during the first semester of 2017 went up to 2,935.
Democrats: Colleges are expensive. Republicans: That's not big issue
America educationAugust 17, 2017 ET
Symptomatic of today's politically polarized environment in the U.S., Democrats and Republicans express substantially different levels of confidence in colleges and universities.
Bill and Melinda Gates donate $4.6 billion to charity
Bill and Melinda GatesAugust 17, 2017 ET
Bill Gates has given away $4.6 billion to charity in his largest donation since 2000. He remains the world's richest person, despite giving away 64 million shares in Microsoft.