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'Extreme' weather warning in force in UK
A four-day ‘extreme heat’ warning comes into force in parts of England and Wales with temperatures poised to top 35 Celsius in another heatwave
France fighting 'monster' wildfire near Bordeaux
Wildfires have torn through the region in southwestern France this week, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents
Russia presses offensive in eastern Ukraine
Heavy fighting raged around the eastern Ukrainian town of Pisky as Russia sets its sights on the Donbas region
Wildfires rage in France
Authorities believe the latest inferno is a result of the previous fires still smouldering in the area's peaty soil
European retailers turn off lights to save energy
SPAR Group says reducing the hours of lighting for over 1,500 stores across Austria will reduce the retailer's energy consumption by one million kilowatt hours annually
Britain plans for organised blackouts
According to a report, the UK may need to trigger emergency measures to conserve gas for four days in January due to below-average temperatures and reduced electricity imports
Shelling kills 13 in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk
The attack also damaged a power line, leaving several thousand people without electricity, according to Dnipropetrovsk governor Valentyn Reznychenko
Ukraine suggests partisans behind blasts at Russian airbase
Moscow said the explosions, at least 12 according to witnesses, were detonations of stored ammunition, not the result of any attack
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