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02 Aug 2022, 10:18 GMT+10

CHICAGO -- The death toll from the heavy rain-caused flooding hitting eastern Kentucky rose to at least 30, including four children from one family, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear confirmed Monday.

With a minimum of hundreds of people remaining unaccounted for, "that's going to grow," Beshear said at a press conference Monday. (U.S.-Kentucky-Flooding)

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MADRID -- High temperatures and low rainfall in Spain are likely to continue into the autumn, exacerbating wildfires and drought, according to a report published on Monday by the Spanish Meteorological Agency.

Spain is experiencing one of its hottest summers on record, with major heatwaves coming earlier in the year than usual, in June, and continuing into July to claim over 2000 lives. (Spain-Heatwave)

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PRAGUE -- The forest fire that has been raging for 9 days at the Bohemian Switzerland National Park in northern Czech Republic was brought under control, the country's fire rescue service said on Monday evening.

"We have the outbreaks completely under control. But our work is not over, now we still have to extinguish and dispose of them all," the fire rescue service tweeted. (Czech Republic-Forest Fire)

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RAMALLAH -- A Palestinian young man was killed on Monday by Israeli soldiers during clashes in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Derar Kafrini, 18, was killed after he was shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes that broke out in the city, without giving more details, said a ministry press statement. (Palestine-Israel-Clash)

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