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Flooding forces hundreds from homes in San Jose, California

Murky, waist-high floodwaters swamped neighborhoods along a rain-swollen creek in the northern California city of San Jose on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders or advisories for more than 1,000 homes, city officials said. | Video

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Second trial begins over occupation of Oregon wildlife refuge

PORTLAND, Ore. A prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that four men who took part in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon last year in a land rights protest were on trial for their actions, not their beliefs.

U.S., Environment Feb 21 2017

China's top coal miners push for Beijing to cap output again: sources

BEIJING China's major coal miners pushed for the government to reinstate limits on thermal coal output at an industry meeting on Tuesday citing weakening demand and growing supply, two sources briefed on the gathering said.

Environment, China Feb 21 2017

South Sudan's Kiir promises safe access to starving civilians as famine bites

JUBA South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday promised aid agencies safe access to hunger-stricken civilians, a day after his government declared a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country.

Health, Environment Feb 21 2017

Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables

SINGAPORE Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.

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