• Northern California wildfire created destructive tornado
Northern California wildfire created destructive tornado

Its intensity was so great at one point, that it generated a tornado-like whirl of fire - as well as its own weather system. Dykema said the whirl uprooted trees and tore roofs from home . Two firefighters have been killed there since a fire erupted just west of Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest. Workers who live in Yosemite's popular Valle...

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  • Largest wildfire in California history still growing
Largest wildfire in California history still growing

Northern Command said in a statement. The complex is now only a couple thousand acres shy of becoming the largest in state history, and it has done so in a remarkably brief period. California's battles over divvying up water in the arid state are unending, but a battle between firefighters and the Pacific Ocean hasn't been one of them, according ...

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  • Venezuela arrests six 'terrorists' over attempted Maduro hit
Venezuela arrests six 'terrorists' over attempted Maduro hit

Once back in the presidential palace, Maduro said he had "no doubt" that Colombia's Santos - a Nobel Peace Prize victor who negotiated a historic peace accord with Marxist guerrillas FARC - was "behind the attack". Opposition leaders decried Maduro for broadly singling out his political opponents, and they warned he may use it to further suppress...

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  • Progressive Conservatives Announce Cancellation of Basic Income Program
Progressive Conservatives Announce Cancellation of Basic Income Program

The Ontario government said in a press release that it will be exploring new avenues to lift its low income residents-the number of whom has risen by 55% in the last 15 years-out of poverty. It was to test whether basic income is better than current social assistance programmes. The point of the pilot project has been to see how costs and outcome...

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"Totally Legal": Trump Admits His Son Met Russian Lawyer In Election Year

According to the Washington Post , a White House advisor, speaking on the condition of anonymity, has stated that President Trump has told friends and fellow advisors that he is fearful that his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr ., may have put himself in legal jeopardy.

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  • Iran sees China as ‘pivotal’ to salvaging its nuclear deal
Iran sees China as ‘pivotal’ to salvaging its nuclear deal

The Iranian rial has fallen to 99,000 to the US dollar despite a government-imposed rate of 44,000. Trump said this week he is willing to meet with Iran's leadership, without preconditions, "whenever they want" - a sharp departure from his threats against the regime last week.

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  • Swiss vintage plane crash 'kills all 20 people on board'
Swiss vintage plane crash 'kills all 20 people on board'

Police spokeswoman Anita Senti told reporters that it was with "sad certainty" that "the 20 people aboard perished". Police said Sunday they had determined that the 17 passengers and three crew members on board the plane all died. The operator said it was saddened by the news and it had set up a helpline for relatives . Chief executive and c...

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  • Lynchburg flood: College Lake Dam failure - emergency evacuations
Lynchburg flood: College Lake Dam failure - emergency evacuations

Other photos showed water rushing Thursday night over the dam and Lakeside Drive, which separates College Lake and Blackwater Creek. "The worst case scenario if that dam does breach, officials are anxious it might, is that water would go surging downhill into Lynchburg and it could drown that city in 17 feet of water in about 7 minutes".

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  • Trump rallies support for gubernatorial hopeful in Tampa
Trump rallies support for gubernatorial hopeful in Tampa

A handful of protesters gathered outside the fairgrounds expo hall in Tampa, Florida, to protest President Donald Trump's visit hours before his scheduled arrival. Trump directed trade representative Robert Lighthizer to raise the tariff rate to 25 per cent, Bloomberg reported. Some Trump loyalists were furious at perceived contradictions in th...

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  • Secretary of State Pompeo Meets with Turkey's Foreign Minister in Singapore
Secretary of State Pompeo Meets with Turkey's Foreign Minister in Singapore

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul mocked the sanctions this week, saying they have no assets in the U.S, but the sign of deteriorating Turkish-American relations sent Turkey's national currency - the lira - tumbling.

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  • Assam National Register of Citizens list to be published Monday
Assam National Register of Citizens list to be published Monday

The people or their descendants whose names appeared in the NRC 1951, or in any of the electoral rolls up to March 24, 1971, or in any of the other recognised official documents issued up until midnight of the same period should be included in the final draft .

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  • Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Warns Wildfires Could Hurt State's Economy
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Warns Wildfires Could Hurt State's Economy

Officials are lifting more evacuations across Shasta County as firefighters gain containment on a wildfire burning in the region. Tens of thousands of people remain under evacuation orders because of the fire, which has killed six people, including two firefighters, and leveled almost 500 buildings, according to officials.

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  • Israeli Air Force kills 7 militants in strike at Syrian border
Israeli Air Force kills 7 militants in strike at Syrian border

The terrorists were dressed partially in military uniforms, leading the IDF to believe they are part of the ISIS unit that is fighting a losing battle on the Syrian Golan Heights, Conricus said . He declined to say specifically where they were located, but said it was in the southern Golan, near the Jordanian border. An initial assessment by Israe...

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  • Pompeo says North Korea weapons work counter to denuclearization pledge
Pompeo says North Korea weapons work counter to denuclearization pledge

Trump in his tweet expressed gratitude to Kim "for keeping your word" concerning the return of the remains of more than 50 Americans service members killed during the Korean war. The Washington Post , citing officials familiar with United States intelligence, reported this week that North Korea appears to be building up to two liquid-fueled inter...

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  • ‘Globalist Koch brothers’ have become a ‘total joke in real Republican circles'
‘Globalist Koch brothers’ have become a ‘total joke in real Republican circles'

The intra-party feud could hurt the GOP in this fall's midterm elections and beyond. Additionally, political insiders say that if Democrats win the House and Senate in November, Trump's legislative agenda could become sidelined as the Democrats discuss impeaching the president.

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  • Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF wins majority seats in parliament
Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF wins majority seats in parliament

Three people were killed after soldiers moved into Harare on Wednesday, firing live rounds and beating protesters. According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) results, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ZANU-PF is cruising to victory after claiming 109 seats in a 210-seat parliament, Al jazeera reports.

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  • Pompeo to announce US economic initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’
Pompeo to announce US economic initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’

The US is set to spend $113m on digital economy, energy and infrastructure in Asia, a move seen as an attempt to counter China's growing influence. In the '60s, we grew partnerships to address basic developmental needs. "I won't give you the full history, but I will note how the U.S. has played a foundational role in enabling the growth, develo...

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  • State Dept: North Korea Has Committed to Denuclearization
State Dept: North Korea Has Committed to Denuclearization

Former DPAA official Jeong Yang-seung, who previously worked on identifying U.S. remains from the North, said it was unusual to locate dog tags during the search and recovery process. soldiers in North Korea Does North Korea have any others collected? Reports had indicated that North Korea was upgrading its only official nuclear enrichment...

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  • Iran MPs summon Rouhani as USA pressure squeezes economy
Iran MPs summon Rouhani as USA pressure squeezes economy

Unlike the Iran nuclear deal , this proposal was not exclusively focused on nuclear matters: The Iranians offered to help stabilize Iraq, disarm Hezbollah and collaborate against all terrorist organizations (especially al Qaeda). It took about 112,000 rials to buy one US dollar on Tuesday, almost double what it cost when Mr. Trump withdrew from th...

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  • Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape by speedboat
Thieves steal Swedish royal jewels, escape by speedboat

Christofer Lundgren, dean of the cathedral, said: 'This is part of the national cultural heritage - this is a theft from Swedish society'. The robbers then made their getaway in a motorboat that was waiting a couple of hundred metres away on lake Malaren, Sweden's third biggest lake, police said.

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  • Dem senator: Family separation is 'official kidnapping and child abuse'
Dem senator: Family separation is 'official kidnapping and child abuse'

The separation of undocumented families under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy is the result of a "deliberate" process that ultimately amounted to "official kidnapping and child abuse", Sen. But of more than 2,500 children who were initially separated from parents and guardians, hundreds remain in federal custody inclu...

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  • Fact or Fiction: Is Trump Right to Claim Collusion Isn't a Crime?
Fact or Fiction: Is Trump Right to Claim Collusion Isn't a Crime?

The former New York City mayor and US attorney, and now Trump , appear to be trying to influence public opinion about the Justice Department's Russian Federation probe of possible campaign coordination and whether Trump obstructed justice since taking office with moves related to the investigation, including firing then-FBI Director James Comey....

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  • Zimbabwe ruling party wins majority seats in Parliament
Zimbabwe ruling party wins majority seats in Parliament

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's party is poised to win a substantial parliamentary majority in Monday's poll - the first elections since long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted. You've got to sift through them and decide whether or not we actually agree with the tally that's been done. A ZwNews corresponded has witnessed armed soldiers fir...

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  • North Korea said to be working on new missiles
North Korea said to be working on new missiles

Some European intelligence officials do not believe that the Kangson site is used for uranium enrichment, but many U.S. agencies agree that Kangson is one of at least two secret enrichment plants, according to the Post . Imagery gathered by the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency indicates ongoing work on at least one Hwasong-15 at the pl...

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  • Star witness may or 'may not' testify in ex-Trump aide's trial
Star witness may or 'may not' testify in ex-Trump aide's trial

In their opening statement on Tuesday, prosecutors said Manafort earned some $60 million in Ukraine and unlawfully failed to report a large portion of it to USA tax authorities. It may not be about Russian Federation, but it will be held in the shadow of the collusion controversy that's long loomed over the White House. But Manafort, according to p...

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  • Rescuers attempt to reach 'hundreds' stranded on Indonesia's Lombok: Disaster agency
Rescuers attempt to reach 'hundreds' stranded on Indonesia's Lombok: Disaster agency

Among those killed in the quake was a 30-year-old Malaysian female tourist, Antara said. However, the disaster mitigation agency said many buildings had been damaged. The island attracts tourists from around the world due to its beaches and hiking trails, and is located about 40km (25 miles) east of Bali. Bali and Lombok airports are still operat...

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  • Probe into Flight MH370 mystery raises specter of 'third party' interference
Probe into Flight MH370 mystery raises specter of 'third party' interference

He said: "We can not establish if the aircraft was flown by anyone other than the pilot, but we can not exclude the possibility of unlawful interference by a third party". Investigators repeated the original assertion of Malaysia's government that the plane was deliberately diverted and flown for over seven hours after severing communications, bu...

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  • Giuliani says Trump could soon decide on Mueller interview
Giuliani says Trump could soon decide on Mueller interview

In a series of strategic disclosures, Cohen this week accused his former boss about knowing about Donald Trump Jr.'s controversial 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump tower, something the president strongly denied. Michael Cohen was not present at the Trump Tower meeting and has yet to offer any evidence to support his claim that Trump knew...

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  • India could strip 4 million of citizenship in northeast region
India could strip 4 million of citizenship in northeast region

Authorities in the state have previously said the citizenship test was crucial to protect ethnic Assamese, many of whom have demanded removal of outsiders they accuse of taking jobs and cornering resources in the state of 33 million. This issue has triggered anti-foreigner agitation in the state. Some people may not have been able to submit neces...

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  • Carr Fire more than doubles in size near Redding, California
Carr Fire more than doubles in size near Redding, California

Interested in Wildfires? Add Wildfires as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Wildfires news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The husband of Melody Bledsoe, who died trying to protect her great-grandchildren, wept as he recalled trying to get back to the family's house after he had left to run an errand on Thursday, only to learn that...

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  • Greece wildfires: Search for missing family members
Greece wildfires: Search for missing family members

It is also home to a large community of retirees, and, during school holidays, many young children arrive to spend time by the coast with their grandparents. "Our thoughts go to Greece and the victims of the bad fires". All told, more than 150 adults and 16 children were hospitalized at last count , with 10 fires still burning as of late Tuesd...

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  • White House fails to address omission in Trump-Putin transcript
White House fails to address omission in Trump-Putin transcript

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he is committed to working with the Congress on a new Russian Federation sanctions bill, after he issued a " Crimea Declaration" that rejected Russia's control of Crimea. He challenged Pompeo to satisfy bipartisan concerns that the White House is "making it up as they go" and that Pompeo himsel...

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  • Day after attack, Israel announces 400 housing units in West Bank settlement
Day after attack, Israel announces 400 housing units in West Bank settlement

A spokesperson for the United Hatzalah ambulance service said one victim in his fifties is in critical condition and undergoing CPR on his way to hospital, while another in his thirties is in serious but stable condition. Palestinian militant group Hamas said the attack was an act of heroism and revenge for three fighters who were killed in Gaza on...

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  • Woman in loveless marriage with 'patronising' husband denied divorce
Woman in loveless marriage with 'patronising' husband denied divorce

Tini Owens , 68, must stay married to her husband Hugh - who is refusing to agree with a divorce - until 2020, BBC News reported . "This ruling from the Supreme Court about the need to prove unreasonable behaviour under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, underlines the importance of the bill introduced by Baroness Butler-Sloss, which seeks to m...

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  • Republican lawmakers launch move to impeach Justice Department's Rosenstein
Republican lawmakers launch move to impeach Justice Department's Rosenstein

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC also dismissed the possibility, saying it's "more likely" he'd end up " in the NBA playing basketball " than Rosenstein is to be impeached. But that could still be an uncomfortable vote for many Republicans who are under pressure from conservatives groups - and the voters who follow them - to unseat the man who...

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  • Zoo Accused Of Painting Donkeys To Look Like Zebras, Denies Charge
Zoo Accused Of Painting Donkeys To Look Like Zebras, Denies Charge

Sarhan's pics of the suspicious zebras went viral after he posted them on Facebook . A zoo in Cairo , Egypt, has denied accusations it painted a donkey with black stripes to pass it off as a zebra after a curious observer posted a photo of the animal online.

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  • Explosion outside US Embassy in Beijing: eyewitnesses
Explosion outside US Embassy in Beijing: eyewitnesses

No damages have been reported so far. The US embassy complex is in Beijing's Chaoyang District. The Indian embassy is located close to the site where the explosion took place. A 26-year old man from Inner Mongolia detonated an explosive device around 1 p.m., the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau said on its official Weibo acco...

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  • Imran Khan may have early lead in Pakistan elections, unofficial results show
Imran Khan may have early lead in Pakistan elections, unofficial results show

Electoral authorities said official results declaring an outright victor were not expected before late Thursday morning. During the count, outgoing PML-N Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan tweeted that official result forms were not given at hundreds of polling stations, decrying what he called "blatant, callous, shameless rigging".

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  • New Cohen tape surfaces a bigger Trump fish
New Cohen tape surfaces a bigger Trump fish

After the big Michael Cohen-Donald Trump taped dropped on CNN last night, there's now new reporting on the contents of another tape Cohen recorded. The Enquirer had already purchased McDougal's account of her affair with Trump earlier in 2016 and then never published it.

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  • House GOP lawmakers move to impeach Deputy AG Rosenstein
House GOP lawmakers move to impeach Deputy AG Rosenstein

The Justice Department has set aside two rooms at its headquarters for other lawmakers and their staffers to review secret documents - one room for documents about the Russian Federation probe, and another room for documents relating to the probe of Hillary Clintons use of a private email server, the official said .

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