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MPs criticise government over flood protection plans - BBC News

MPs criticise government over flood protection plans - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The government is failing to do enough to protect communities at risk of flooding and needs to do more long-term planning, MPs say.
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Drivers Rescued After Floods Submerge Cars

Drivers Rescued After Floods Submerge Cars | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Passers-by use bricks to smash the windows of a vehicle that became trapped by rising floodwaters in south London.
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Collaroy Beach 'loses 50 metres' after Australia storm - BBC News

Collaroy Beach 'loses 50 metres' after Australia storm - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Exclusive seafront homes in Sydney, Australia are in danger of collapsing after two nights of deadly high tides wash away up to 50m of beach.
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Big rise in foreign travel by Britons, despite 2015 terror attacks - BBC News

Big rise in foreign travel by Britons, despite 2015 terror attacks - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The number of trips by UK residents abroad increased by 9.4% last year, the largest rise since 1998, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Coca-Cola Forced To Stop Production In Venezuela

Coca-Cola Forced To Stop Production In Venezuela | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The drinks company says it can no longer make its trademark product due to a sugar shortage in the strife-hit country.
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Dramatic eruption of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano - BBC News

Dramatic eruption of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
A volcano has erupted in central Costa Rica, belching smoke and ash up to 3,000m (9,840ft) into the air.
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Sri Lanka mudslide leaves scores missing - BBC News

Sri Lanka mudslide leaves scores missing - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Rescuers in central Sri Lanka are searching for scores of people missing after massive landslides caused by days of heavy rain.
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'Swarm' Of Earthquakes Shake Mount St Helens

'Swarm' Of Earthquakes Shake Mount St Helens | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists say the famous volcano in Washington state is "very much alive" and is in the process of recharging.
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'Perfect storm' of El Niño and warming boosted Alberta fires - BBC News

'Perfect storm' of El Niño and warming boosted Alberta fires - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.
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Lifespan gap 'widening between rich and poor' - BBC News

Lifespan gap 'widening between rich and poor' - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is rising for the first time since the 1870s, research suggests.
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Make Builders Flood-Proof New Homes, Govt Told

Make Builders Flood-Proof New Homes, Govt Told | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The Government says forcing developers to make changes to how homes in at-risk areas are built could wrap the sector in red tape.
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Identity 2016: 'Global citizenship' rising, poll suggests - BBC News

Identity 2016: 'Global citizenship' rising, poll suggests - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, a BBC World Service poll suggests.
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Will Starbucks be a hit in South Africa? - BBC News

Will Starbucks be a hit in South Africa? - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Residents of South Africa's biggest city are brand conscious - so many were up for tasting their first cup of coffee from Starbucks in Johannesburg this week, writes the BBC's Pumza Fihlani.
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In pictures: Flash floods and flashes of lightning - BBC News

In pictures: Flash floods and flashes of lightning - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Thunderstorms hit the UK on Tuesday afternoon, causing flash floods and lightning.
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The race to become East Africa's biggest port - BBC News

The race to become East Africa's biggest port - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Kenya and Tanzania have long competed to have the most important port in East Africa and their rivalry is about to become more intense as they compete for the region's business, writes Neil Ford.
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Volcano ash covers Costa Rica towns - BBC News

Volcano ash covers Costa Rica towns - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
A volcano erupts in central Costa Rica, belching smoke and ash up to 3,000m (9,840ft) into the air and choking nearby communities.
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How a falling birth rate stalls the world economy - BBC News

How a falling birth rate stalls the world economy - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Does having fewer children slow down the whole economy?
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Canada Wildfire Dampened By Rain And Cold

Canada Wildfire Dampened By Rain And Cold | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The devastating blaze has triggered a prolonged shutdown of oil production, slashing Canadian output by a million barrels a day.
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Hundreds Missing After Sri Lanka Landslides

Hundreds Missing After Sri Lanka Landslides | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Sixteen bodies have been recovered and almost 200 people rescued - but many more are feared buried under mud and rubble.
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Two More Tremors Strike Earthquake-Hit Ecuador

Two More Tremors Strike Earthquake-Hit Ecuador | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
President Rafael Correa says the tremors were aftershocks from the quake which hit the country last month, killing 650 people.
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The tech helping us work together wherever we are - BBC News

The tech helping us work together wherever we are - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is helping form new types of collaborative business unrestricted by geography or time zones.
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Nairobi building collapse: Baby girl rescued after four days - BBC News

Nairobi building collapse: Baby girl rescued after four days - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
A seven-month-old girl is rescued from the debris of a building that collapsed four days ago in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
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Kenya flooding: At least 10 dead in building collapse - BBC News

Kenya flooding: At least 10 dead in building collapse - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Rescuers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are searching for people feared trapped after the collapse of a residential building in heavy rain.
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TTIP trade talks: Greenpeace leak 'shows risks of EU-US deal' - BBC News

TTIP trade talks: Greenpeace leak 'shows risks of EU-US deal' - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Leaked documents from EU-US trade talks reveal a risk to European standards, says Greenpeace - but EU officials strongly reject the claim.
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Nepal earthquake: Return to the valley of tears - BBC News

Nepal earthquake: Return to the valley of tears - BBC News | OCR A2 Geography | Scoop.it
A year after a huge earthquake devastated Nepal, Justin Rowlatt returns to Langtang, the worst-hit village in the country.
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