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Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed at least nine people.

A part of a park along the Han River are flooded due to heavy rain in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea's greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash floods, damaged thousands of buildings and roads and killed multiple people. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Lawmakers in India pass energy conservation bill

India took another step toward meeting its climate goals Tuesday when lawmakers in parliament's lower house approved legislation that would require greater use of renewable energy and force industrial polluters to pay a price for the carbon they emit.