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Italian firefighters battle coastal wildfires

Firefighters work to tackle wildfires on Italy's Adriatic coast and in the Sicily region after more than 800 flare-ups were recorded in the country in one weekend. EU data show this year's fire season has been significantly more destructive than most, with experts saying that climate change is increasing both the frequency and intensity of such blazes.

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