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Weather whiplash: California’s historic downpour interrupts historic drought

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Over the span of two days, dramatic scenes of dried landscapes and wildfires that have defined California’s summer were replaced with surging rivers, floods and mudflows as a historic rainstorm – deemed a category 5 a...

Powerful storm hits California amid warnings of ‘potentially historic rain’

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A powerful storm has roared ashore in California, flooding cities, toppling trees and causing mud flows in areas burned bare by recent fires. After months of drought, the darkened clouds collecting over the state this...

Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show

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She’s been described as “a vision of the future” who is every bit as good as other abstract artists today, but Ai-Da – the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist – has hit a snag: Egyptian security forces have det...

Historic England to offer virtual flights over ancient landscapes

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A digital aerial archaeology tool will allow people to discover previously unknown details about local landscapes, including prehistoric hill forts, Roman settlements and cold war military installations, through virtu...

Bubba Wallace’s historic Talladega win is the payoff of self-made luck

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To win in Nascar, it takes the right mix of skill and luck. At Talladega, it helps to have more of the latter. Like Daytona, Talladega is what’s known as a superspeedway – the sport’s biggest oval circuit, a banked, 2...

Historic synagogue wins first round of City planning battle

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The UK’s oldest synagogue, a 320-year-old building in the City of London, has won the first stage of its battle to stave off an existential threat from plans to build two skyscrapers nearby. Planning officials have re...

I took a sailing holiday – on one of Norfolk’s historic wherries

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There is a rightness about sailing a Norfolk wherry that leaves you feeling in harmony with the world. As a sustainable form of transport, a wooden boat being propelled across the water by the wind is about as low-car...

‘Heck of a ride’: SpaceX’s historic amateur astronauts splash down safely in Atlantic

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Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit on Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where the...

TV tonight: David Olusoga is back with another historic house

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Historian David Olusoga returns for a new outing of his series documenting the personal histories of an era through the lives of the inhabitants of a single house. For this season, he is setting up camp at 5 Grosveno...

State of emergency in New York amid ‘historic’ flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued its first ever flash flood warning for the city of New York, as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought heavy rain that flooded subway lines and streets in the Manhattan, Br...

Make historic campaign to ban leaded petrol ‘blueprint to phase out coal’, says UN

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The UN secretary general and environmentalists have welcomed a declaration by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the end of leaded petrol in the face of years of “underhand” opposition. As Algeria became the last ...

Historic Anglo-Egyptian treaty signed in London – archive, 27 August 1936

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Fleet Street, WednesdayOnce again the Locarno Room at the Foreign Office to-day saw history made is the British and Egyptian representatives signed the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty, which marks a new stage in the relations o...

Biggest US reservoir declares historic shortage, forcing water cuts across west

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Officials have declared a dire water shortage at Lake Mead, the US’s largest reservoir, triggering major water cuts in Arizona and other western states. The US Bureau of Reclamation’s first-ever declaration of a “tier...

Smoke from Siberia wildfires reaches north pole in historic first

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Smoke from raging forest fires in Siberia has reached the north pole for the first time in recorded history, as a Russian monitoring institute warned the blazes were worsening. Devastating wildfires have ripped across...

Ryan Crouser leads historic Olympic podium repeat in shot put

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Meet the new Olympic men’s shot podium. Same as the old one. Ryan Crouser, US, gold. Joe Kovacs, US, silver. Tomas Walsh, New Zealand, bronze. It was the first time in the 125-year history of the Olympicsthe podium wa...

Historic England re-lists nine sites to mark 70th anniversary of Festival of Britain

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Not many people get wildly excited by a concrete bus shelter but Elain Harwood is, proudly and unapologetically, one of them. “It is grand, I love it … it is a simple curve and absolutely as minimal as could be.” Harw...

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