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Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said Saturday."Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent in the future as global warming intensifies. India member Biswajit Mohanty.According to the organisation, cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh is likely to be the strongest such to affect India in 14 years, since the 1999 Odisha cyclone."Since governments have refused to deal with climate change and instead allow the pumping of ever more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, global temperatures will continue to increase, said Mohanty."Scientists expect tropical cyclones in some regions to become more intense with increased rainfall and wind speed, posing an even greater threat," he added.IANS

Australian police to renew bid to access Ukraine crash site

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Australian police to renew bid to access Ukraine crash site

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China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq

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China says may have citizens fighting in Iraq

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Russia says hopeful Malaysia jet crash investigation will be objective

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Russia says hopeful Malaysia jet crash investigation will be objective

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow was hopeful an investigation into a downed airliner over eastern Ukraine would be objective and respect a presumption of...

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

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Russia's Lavrov says U.S., EU sanctions may make Russia more independent

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Russia's Lavrov says U.S., EU sanctions may make Russia more independent

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union on Russian officials and companies would not achieve their goal and only ...

U.N. says 1,100 killed in Ukraine since mid-April

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U.N. says 1,100 killed in Ukraine since mid-April

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Australia limbo could sue government

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Australia limbo could sue government

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