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Dozens killed in Portugal forest fire

France and Spain have sent planes to help mitigate the blaze, the European Commission said . UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed his condolences to the Portuguese government and people. Other bodies were found in houses in isolated areas. He was driving back to his home when, about 50 minutes from his destination, an officer ordered the auto off the road in the village of Mó Grande as a result of the fire. Read More

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Heat wave hits Arizona, California on 1st day of summer

Heat wave hits Arizona, California on 1st day of summer

Heat wave headlines are focused on record-breaking temperatures across the Southland, including one for the history books Tuesday in Ocotillo Wells when the mercury rose to 124 degrees . GREENE: That is Paul Iniguez. In 2015, Dr Radley Horton, a research scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute, published a joint study on the effect of extreme heat on aviation. Read More

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Emmanuel Macron's party sweeps French parliamentary election

Voter rejection of old-style, established politics - already seen in the April-May two-round presidential vote that handed power to Macron - was again felt in the legislative vote. "It is neither healthy nor desirable for a president who gathered only 24% of the vote in the first round of the presidentials and who was elected in the second round only by the rejection of the extreme right to benefit from a monopoly of national representation", Cambadelis said. Read More

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China tried, but failed, to help on North Korea

China tried, but failed, to help on North Korea

This terrible tragedy resulted from Warmbier's alleged removal of a propaganda poster, no more than a college prank. He was held for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week. No evidence has emerged to support North Korea's claim that Warmbier fell into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday said North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the ... Read More

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President Trump drives cart across putting green at New Jersey golf course

President Trump drives cart across putting green at New Jersey golf course

We hope this green is not one being used in the tournament (Bedminster has 36 holes). USA president breaks a golfing rule during round at one of his courses. "It's the only place you can drive on the green, right?" Regardless, the video has rankled more than a few golf enthusiasts. In Trump's defense, he does own the course, and he can drive wherever he damn well pleases. Read More

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New York Lawmakers Blast Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

New York Lawmakers Blast Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

That may continue, one official said , "until a state of exhaustion sets in". Phillip Corona says he traveled from Wisconsin to make his voice heard. He went on to argue that the bill would be detrimental to the middle and working classes, and that it would harm Planned Parenthood . Senate Republicans had been briefed on the plan earlier Thursday. Read More

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Dozens killed, wounded in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters

Dozens killed, wounded in attack on Afghanistan police headquarters

Al Jazeera's Rob McBride, reporting from Afghanistan's capital, Kabul , said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers were training their Afghan counterparts at the base where the attack took place. Coalition countries, led by the United States, are considering sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan to help advise and assist Afghan forces struggling against Taliban and Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants. Read More

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White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

It is a tactic that has been embraced since Republicans won back the House in 2010, and it worked again this time in high-profile contests in Montana and Kansas . Pelosi insists Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections , saying, "The House remains in play now". The fight for the Senate seat, deep in the heart of conservative country is a setback for Democrats who were hoping to make this election a referendum on the Donald Trump ... Read More

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Leesburg Man Charged with Spying for China

Leesburg Man Charged with Spying for China

Mallory was charged with delivering defence information to a foreign government and with making false statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. He also failed to declare $16,500 (£13,000) in cash found in two carry-on bags when travelling through Chicago airport, said the Associated Press. Read More

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Activists rescue 1200 dogs to be slaughtered for Yulin festival

Activists rescue 1200 dogs to be slaughtered for Yulin festival

A heavy police presence on the streets was also reported. Animal activists, celebrities and younger Chinese citizens have been increasingly vocal on social media about opposing dog eating festivals and the practice in general. In previous years there have been scuffles between stall owners and activists trying to rescue the dogs slated for slaughter. The Yulin festival has had an effect on the city itself, promulgating a sinister reputation: "Yulin has since become synonymous with ... Read More

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North Korea Conducts Rocket Engine Test

In February 2012, North Korea agreed to temporarily put a moratorium on missile and nuclear tests and freeze its uranium-enrichment facilities in exchange for 240,000 tons of food aid from the US. "If our demands is met, we can negotiate in terms of the moratorium of such as weapons testing", Kye said in English in an interview posted on the website of India's television station WION. Read More

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Loan waiver has become a fashion now: Venkaiah Naidu

Loan waiver has become a fashion now: Venkaiah Naidu

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah had urged Narendra Modi on Wednesday to waive farm loans taken from commercial and nationalised banks as well. "The BJP government should have thought about this before making loan waiver one of its poll promises before the UP elections", said congress leader and former chief minister of the state Prithviraj Chavan. Read More

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Malaysia edges India to book a place in 2018 Hockey World Cup

Malaysia edges India to book a place in 2018 Hockey World Cup

However, if Pakistan fails to qualify for the world cup it will have to win the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy, which will be held in India later this year. In the 19th minute, goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya failed to keep Rahim's flick out and the ball went in after hitting his body. The ball was then picked up by Chinglensana and improvised by Ramandeep to ensure India levelled the score. Read More

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Three Palestinians shot dead after killing Israeli officer

Three Palestinians shot dead after killing Israeli officer

Israeli authorities also revoked the permits of family members of the three Palestinians who committed the attack , including long term work permits. In terms of ISIS claims of responsibility for Friday's bloodshed, Rosenfeld said the three suspects coordinated between themselves. A spokesman for Israel's Shin Bet internal security agency told AFP it was "impossible to corroborate (the IS claim) at this point". Read More

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EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

The two negotiators already know each other well. "There is an enormous insecurity among the Europeans: how long will she last?" "It is very odd rhetoric to hear ministers saying they hope the European Union reciprocates the generous offer they are about to make, when the European Union has already made a generous offer", he added. Read More

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Varadkar to meet European Union leaders at Brussels summit

Theresa May offered fellow European Union leaders a "a fair and serious offer" on Thursday for compatriots living in Britain after Brexit , a British official said. London will then make a detailed proposal next week, Davis said. Many EU leaders assume Brexit is now inevitable and see talk of a U-turn, which would need EU consent, as a distraction. Read More

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Indonesia rife with ISIS sleeper cells, says military chief

Indonesia rife with ISIS sleeper cells, says military chief

Galvez said the U.S. assistance is limited to intelligence gathering. This is based on information given to him by his security officials, Duterte said. Denying reports that states that he sought help from the USA to support Philippine soldiers battle ISIS-inspired militants in the Southern Philippines , Duterte said he never approached any American to help the military. Read More

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ISIS Blows Up Mosul's Grand Mosque as Troops Close In

ISIS Blows Up Mosul's Grand Mosque as Troops Close In

ISIL's Amaq news agency accused American aircraft of destroying the mosque, a claim swiftly denied by the US-led coalition fighting the militant group. Earlier this month, Mosul residents reported IS fighters had begun sealing off the area around the mosque. "Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence", UNICEF's Representative in Iraq, Peter Hawkins , said in a statement . Read More

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Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

Eyup Yildirim was arrested at his home hear Manchester, New Jersey charged with felony assault with significant bodily injury , felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner . He also said two arrests were made Wednesday. Now D.C. officials have issued warrants on assault charges. He says relations between Washington and Ankara are as bad as they have ever been. Read More

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After Trump tweet, China says it works nonstop on North Korea

The US often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea , and flew B-1B bombers several times this year as North Korea conducted a series of banned ballistic missile tests. He is believed to have slipped into a coma shortly after his trial. Washington has one threat it can use with Beijing: The possibility of "secondary" sanctions that go after Chinese companies doing business in North Korea . Read More

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Democratic Losses in Special Elections

Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling former President Barack Obama's health law. "The Ossoff district wasn't one of them". "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Texas Representative Filemon Vela said , according to Politico . Read More

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Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

Buckingham Palace said it was a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition. The failure to bridge differences casts doubt on Mrs May's ability to get her Queen's Speech through Parliament, with senior minister Damian Green acknowledging it is possible that no agreement will be reached in time for the crunch Commons vote on the package on June 29. Read More

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US shoots down 'pro-Syrian' drone made by Iran

The downing of the warplane - the first time in the six-year conflict that the USA has shot down a Syrian jet - came amid another first: Iran fired several ballistic missiles Sunday night at IS positions in eastern Syria in what it said was a message to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States . Read More

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United States teen managed to text Mum during deadly bear attack

Race organizers say Cooper reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the animal just before the Sunday afternoon attack. Precosky says the bear was found at the site, guarding the body. Athletes who run wilderness races in Alaska know bear encounters are always an inherent possibility. Around 90% of deaths by bears in Alaska are caused by brown bears or grizzlies. Read More

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