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Thousands flee wildfires burning in US and Canada

Thousands flee wildfires burning in US and Canada

In Butte County north of Sacramento, a third blaze, the so-called Wall Fire that broke out on Friday continued to grow Saturday, and was 2,700 acres and was 20 percent contained, Cal Fire said. Downtown Los Angeles had a high of 98 degrees, breaking a 131-year record for the day set in 1886, the National Weather Service said. The fire trapped around 90 children and 50 counselors at the Circle V Ranch , a Californian summer camp, before they were evacuated. Read More

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Trump Campaign's Inner Circle Met With Kremlin-Linked Lawyer

Trump Campaign's Inner Circle Met With Kremlin-Linked Lawyer

Donald Trump's son, son-in-law and campaign manager met a Russian lawyer with close ties to the Kremlin two weeks after Mr Trump secured the Republican nomination. While Russia's policy on Americans adopting Russian children was ostensibly the topic of the meeting, Veselnitskaya was more interested in discussing an issue tangentially related to adoption: US sanctions against Russian businessmen. Read More

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Strong afternoon storms possible

Strong afternoon storms possible

TRACKING THUNDERSTORMS: We will have widespread scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday evening as a cold front crosses. Things will quiet down more tonight with lows in the middle to upper 60s before warming up to the middle to upper 80s with sunshine, slightly lower humidity and no storms on Sunday . Read More

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Man Armed With Throwing Knives Tries to Reach Ivanka in Trump Tower

Man Armed With Throwing Knives Tries to Reach Ivanka in Trump Tower

Benitez not only said he was a senator, but that he owned Trump Tower. The man was searched upon arrival, with authorities reportedly finding a weighted sock, a fake I.D., and two "throwing knives". The spokesperson could not say what the forged instrument was, but according to multiple media reports , it was a fake ID. President Trump faces a testy confrontation at the summit with leaders of the other big Group of 20 economies after deciding last month to pull the United States out of ... Read More

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Cyprus: four decades of division and abortive talks

Cyprus: four decades of division and abortive talks

Greek Cypriots wanted Turkey to withdraw the estimated 30,000 troops stationed in the northern part of the island. The last-gasp effort began Thursday morning and ended Friday at 3 a.m., ending 10 days of talks. A downcast Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, who had flown in on Thursday to help clinch a deal, said the world body remained at the disposal of the sides to facilitate any future engagement. Read More

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28 dead in Acapulco, Mexico, prison riot

28 dead in Acapulco, Mexico, prison riot

Violence broke out before dawn in the maximum security wing of Las Cruces prison in Acapulco , the largest city in Mexico's Guerrero state, the BBC reported . Mr Kelly , one of the main links between Mexico's government and the Trump administration on migration and security co-operation, arrived in Mexico on Wednesday and has held meetings with other top officials, including President Enrique Pena Nieto. Read More

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Truck stopped at gate to Air Force base over explosives fear

Truck stopped at gate to Air Force base over explosives fear

Those pallets will undergo more testing. All news helicopters have been told to vacate the air space over the base over to security concerns the truck poses, WHDH reported . The bomb squad has responded to the scene to investigate along with the Air Wing. Those actions included the temporary closure of the base's Vandenberg Gate on Route 2A and evacuation of several nearby base facilities. Read More

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Virginia Governor Won't Call Off Execution Despite International Calls For Clemency

Virginia Governor Won't Call Off Execution Despite International Calls For Clemency

Terry McAuliffe declined to halt the execution of William Morva Thursday, despite a chorus of voices at home and overseas calling for clemency amid questions regarding his mental stability. A court-appointed psychiatrist diagnosed Mr. Morva with delusional disorder in 2014, and noted that his crimes may have been committed as a result of the delusions he was experiencing. Read More

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European Union and Japan agree on trade deal

European Union and Japan agree on trade deal

Alessia Mosca , S&D MEP and spokesperson on trade, said: "Today's political agreement is a good sign for both parties, but it is not the same as a successful conclusion of negotiations". The EU's dairy farmers are struggling with falling demand in its home nations and an ultra-competitive buying climate, which farmers say means they are paid less than the cost of production. Read More

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Forecasters say more hurricanes this year; possible Depression in Atlantic

Forecasters say more hurricanes this year; possible Depression in Atlantic

So far spaghetti models show the system, should it continue into a tropical depression, could near the vicinity of Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba between seven to nine days from now. In an average hurricane season, 10 named storms occur, with 6 becoming hurricanes and 3 becoming major hurricanes. "In terms of the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE), which measures the combined strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes, activity in the Atlantic basin so far in 2017 is above normal", ... Read More

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Canada 'to apologise, pay Omar Khadr'

Canada 'to apologise, pay Omar Khadr'

The timing of their application - before news of the settlement had been made public - raises questions about how they were tipped off to the deal. Khadr's lawyers filed a $20 million lawsuit against the Canadian government for wrongful imprisonment, arguing that the government did not protect its own citizen and worked with the U.S.to abuse Khadr in violation of global law. Read More

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China maps Indian troops' Doklam foray

China maps Indian troops' Doklam foray

While the move is being seen by many as China's way of increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean Region, the Indian Navy officials have said that this is routine and has nothing to do with the Sikkim standoff. India needs to ensure that this corridor remains open. Ostensibly, relations between India and China remain unaffected and the air can be cleared with bilateral dialogue, important to end any mutual distrust regarding an already settled issue. Read More

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