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2 Michigan communities told to stop using contaminated water

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Parchment, July 28 (AP) - Authorities handed out thousands of free bottles of water Friday for two southwest-ern Michigan communities where the discovery of contamination from toxic industrial chemicals prompted a warning against using the public water system for drinking or cooking.
Michigan and Kalamazoo County health officials announced Thursday that tests found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, in the water supplied to the city of Parchment and neighboring...
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US, Australian officials tout cooperation on North Korea

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Palo Alto, Jul 25 (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis and top Australian officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons and touted the strong relationship between the two countries as they ended two days of...
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Rescue work underway in villages flooded by Laos dam breach

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Bangkok, Jul 25 (AP) - Rescuers were searching Wednesday for villagers left missing when part of a newly built hydroelectric dam was breached in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside.
SK Engineering & Construction, one of two South Korean partners in the project, said in a...
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Tokyo company debuts Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

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Tokyo, Jul 25 (AP) - A large white and blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly ex-pands into a place of worship.
Welcome to the Mobile Mosque.
As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events...
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Friends flee into sea, battle waves, as Greek wildfires rage

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Rafina, Jul 24 (AP) - The fire came suddenly, and the six friends ran. When they reached the beach and there was nowhere more to run, they swam into the sea, choking and blinded by the smoke and pulled by the strong current.
The same winds that fanned the flames had whipped up the seas, and soon...
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