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Trump declares California wildfires a ‘major disaster,’ orders funds for recovery effort

Trump declares California wildfires a ‘major disaster,’ orders funds for recovery effort Forecasters said the highest threat areas included the so-called Carr Fire near the city of Redding and the Mendocino Complex of two fires north of San Francisco . Cal Fire Mendocino is sharing new alerts with haste on their Twitter , and Mendocino Complex Fire incident page . Brown, who inspected neighborhoods wiped out by the fire in Redding , said he was confident the president he has... [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: 8 killed, 12 wounded as explosion hits Gardez city

Afghanistan: 8 killed, 12 wounded as explosion hits Gardez city Afghan residents walk inside a damaged mosque after a suicide attack during Friday prayers in Gardez of Paktia province. The head of Gardez's public health department Wilayat Khan Ahmadzai said that more than 70 people had been killed and wounded, with many rushed to the city's civilian hospital. [Full Article...]

Huge Indonesia quake rocks Lombok island

Huge Indonesia quake rocks Lombok island He said the quake was also felt in parts of neighboring Bali island. Michelle Lindsay, an Australian tourist, told the paper: "All the hotel guests were running so I did too". The tremor came a week after a shallow 6.4-magnitude quake hit the island, killing more than a dozen people and damaging hundreds of buildings.It triggered landslides that briefly trapped trekkers on popular mountain hik... [Full Article...]

Kabul: Indian among the three abducted, killed

Kabul: Indian among the three abducted, killed It is being told that one of the three people killed by terrorists is a citizen of India, a Malaysian and a citizen of Macedonia. Kabul police chief's spokesman, Hashmat Stanekzia, says the bodies were left in Mussahi, a volatile area of the Afghan capital. [Full Article...]

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after natural disaster strikes off Lombok island

Indonesia's agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics issued a tsunami warning just minutes after the quake hit. Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said the quake, which struck at a depth of 15km, prompted a tsunami warning. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees. Indonesia is located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the bas... [Full Article...]

Several die after small plane crashes in Swiss forest

Several die after small plane crashes in Swiss forest According to JU-AIR, a Ju-52 airplane, which seats 17 passengers along with two pilots, had crashed. The Junker plane, which can carry up to 17 passengers and three crew, crashed into the Piz Segnas mountain in the east of the country on Saturday, at an altitude of around 2,500 metres (8,200 feet). [Full Article...]

Judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA program

Judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA program Harris tweeted her agreement with the decision, referring to the Trump administration's DACA decision as "pulling the rug out from under Dreamers". The delay in restarting DACA allows the federal government the opportunity to appeal his decision, which is simply based on his determination that the Trump administration's reasons for ending the program aren't legally sound. [Full Article...]

Professor vanishes after Chinese police interrupt Voice of America interview

Professor vanishes after Chinese police interrupt Voice of America interview The detention of prominent activist Sun Wenguang as he gave a live interview in China is a disturbing example of how the authorities are determined to silence dissidents, Amnesty International said today. His last words before the line is cut are a defence of his right to free speech. Liu died a year ago, the first Nobel victor to die in custody since Nazi Germany. [Full Article...]

New Law in Israel Sparks Backlash from Arab Minority Group

New Law in Israel Sparks Backlash from Arab Minority Group The Druze are an Arabic-speaking group with their own distinct religious and cultural traditions. Organized by a group called , "The Struggle against the National Law", the objective of the protest is to show the "importance in preserving the democratic character of the State of Israel" for all of its citizens. [Full Article...]

Pakistani opposition to challenge Imran Khan with own PM candidate

Pakistani opposition to challenge Imran Khan with own PM candidate Imran Khan , who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister , may take oath of the office on the country's Independence Day on August 14, a media report said today. He was earlier summoned on July 18, but he failed to appear before the panel, citing elections. Actor Aamir Khan on Thursday denied having received an invitation to the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan's newly elected Prime Mi... [Full Article...]

Tampa Mother Who Dropped Daughter In River To Remain In Jail

Tampa Mother Who Dropped Daughter In River To Remain In Jail Rescue divers pulled her from the water about 30 minutes later. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police quickly found Denson walking nearby. Police say she then dropped her daughter in the water and walked away. In a press conference Friday, Chief of Police Brian Dugan called the incident tragic and unbelievable while giving an update on the investigation. [Full Article...]

'Iran to Bring Forward War Games' in Threat to US

'Iran to Bring Forward War Games' in Threat to US The exercise could threaten to block navigation in the strait, where about 20 percent of the global supply of oil transits from the Persian Gulf . Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps recently threatened to block the strait, and a US official told VOA that dozens of vessels had gathered for the Iranian military exercises. [Full Article...]

Temperature in Seoul highest in 111 years

Temperature in Seoul highest in 111 years The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Seoul's temperature hovered at around 27-point-eight degrees Celsius or more overnight through the small hours of Wednesday morning. The rainy season in the country's central region lasted for just 16 days, half of the average period from 1981 to 2010. Seoul's temperature was raised by a so-called foehn phenomenon, in which the easterly wind mov... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico death toll: New paper raises doubts

Puerto Rico death toll: New paper raises doubts The Category 4 storm lashed the American territory last September, displacing tens of thousands of residents, destroying the electric grid and downing communications services. Experts say understanding how many people died and why can be used to prevent similar deaths in the future. People with preexisting medical conditions who perish in a natural disaster are sometimes not quickly picked up as p... [Full Article...]

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Survives Apparent Assassination Attempt | Trending

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Survives Apparent Assassination Attempt | Trending Seven National Guard soldiers were injured, Rodriguez added. "President Nicolas Maduro asked me to inform the country about what is happening and extend peace to everyone", Rodriguez said. Reuters reports that the controversial president was giving a speech about Venezuela's economy as well as celebrating the national guard's 81st anniversary. [Full Article...]

Australian soldier Terry Harch rescued from New Zealand mountain

Australian soldier Terry Harch rescued from New Zealand mountain Lunt also told a local news organization that it was possible that Harch used his army training to survive, building himself a "snow shelter". "The helicopter crews, Wanaka Alpine Cliff Rescue team and Police all deserve the highest praise for the work they've done over the past two days - and particularly tonight". [Full Article...]

New Zealand PM back to work after maternity leave

New Zealand PM back to work after maternity leave Ardern said that, now she is back in business, she plans to focus on issues that "really matter" to her, including mental health, the environment, trade-related matters and an "employment-related announcement" she says she's particularly proud of. [Full Article...]

Iran Condemns Saudi Massacre in Yemen's Hudeidah

Iran Condemns Saudi Massacre in Yemen's Hudeidah The attack also damaged the Al-Thawra hospital, Yemen's largest, on which hundreds of thousands of people rely, according to a United Nations official. Despite the Houthis' lack of an air force, the Saudi-led coalition laid the blame at the rebels' door, and insisted it was not behind the strike. The United Nations Yemen mediator Martin Griffiths said on Thursday he planned to invite the war... [Full Article...]

Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort 'approved every penny' of bills

Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort 'approved every penny' of bills She did so, she said, after Rick Gates , Manafort's longtime aide and Trump's former deputy campaign chairman, told her that Manafort was unable to pay what he owed. Under defense cross-examination, Ayliff acknowledged that reporting requirements for foreign bank accounts can be complicated. Prosecutors said Manafort evaded taxes through this scheme. [Full Article...]

Birthday girl Meghan shines alongside Prince Harry at lavish celebration

Birthday girl Meghan shines alongside Prince Harry at lavish celebration Acting as van Straubenzee's best man for the occasion, Harry arrived to the church at a different time to his wife, allowing her to chat away to a load of people outside the venue. Last year Harry reportedly whisked Meghan away for a romantic break in Africa to mark her 36th birthday, flying to Botswana. Meghan's getup rings in at $328, which may not be cheap, but in comparison to her previous... [Full Article...]


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