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Fierce wildfire near Georgia-Florida line won't be out soon

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The so-called West Mims Fire has burned 220 square miles since it was started by lightning strike April 6 inside the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. But Heisey says the dry, hot weather remains ideal for flames to spread. Conditions are favorable for extreme fire behavior, characterized by rapid development and intense fire growth in any areas of available fuel. Read More »

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

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On Sunday, the government confirmed the girls had been freed in exchange for the release of some detained Boko Haram suspects. "However, it is vital now that they receive adequate physical and psychosocial counseling and support so that they can fully reintegrate in their communities". Read More »

Trump, Putin to meet in July, Russians announce

Donald Trump's White House takeover has not brought the former Cold War adversaries closer to seeing eye to eye - and in early April the U.S. even launched direct military action against the Syrian regime in retaliation for a chemical attack attributed to it. Read More »

Prince Philip To Retire From Public Life

Officially known as the Duke of Edinburgh , the gaffe-prone former Royal Navy officer has often been in the news for the wrong reasons. They married in 1947 and will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on November 20. " The Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements", the announcement continues. Philip said when he turned 90 in 2011 that he was "winding down" his official duties, adding that he felt he had "done my bit". Read More »

Xi talks with South Korean president over phone

I will go to Beijing and Tokyo. One of the hot topics of discussion could be North Korean President, Kim Jong Un and possible threat from his nuclear weapons program. In 2014, Im joined the government of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon as vice mayor for political affairs, and late past year, accepted Moon's request to join his campaign. Read More »

Pound tumbles after Bank of England keeps rates unchanged — FX Focus

Governor, Mark Carney, told reporters: "With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) wage growth moderating and inflation picking up, both household spending and GDP growth have slowed markedly". Sterling weakened in response, since some investors had expected support for Ms. Forbes' stance from one or more other rate setters. The Bank said consumers were beginning to feel the pinch from surging inflation as the pound's plunge since the Brexit vote has pushed up prices. Read More »

Some names Trump might consider in picking new FBI chief

That Donald Trump fired Comey is hardly shocking, even if it does go against most assertions from the left six months ago that he and Trump were bosom buddies because, in their mind, Comey had helped Trump get elected. So it's now the Trump administration position that Comey's July failure to consult with Loretta Lynch about the Hillary Clinton email case was a fireable offense. Read More »

US President hosts Russian foreign minister, envoy at White House

Relations soured further in April after the U.S. blamed Syria's president Bashar Assad, a key Russian ally, for a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians and Mr Trump fired some 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian air base in response. In an interview last week, Trump once again refused to blame Russian Federation for attempting to influence the 2016 election through hacking and other means, despite an overwhelming consensus by U.S. Read More »

Torres: Atletico Madrid will eventually win the Champions League

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Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during a press conference at Valdebebas Sport City in Madrid on May 9, 2017 on the eve of their Champions League semi final second leg football match against Atletico de Madrid . The coach, who took charge of the team in January 2016, steered the club to victory last season against Atletico in the final. "It is those on the pitch who play, run, fight and always give everything they can". Read More »

No charges over USA police shooting of Alton Sterling

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Landry said he had taken action "to ensure this matter is investigated by the agency with the most expertise in officer-involved shootings". "They are signaling that they do not want to hold any police officer individually or any police department as an institution accountable", Abdullah said. Read More »

BC Greens begin talks with other parties

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Lindsay Meredith, part of SFU's Beedie School of Business and an expert in political strategy and marketing, called Green party leader Andrew Weaver the "king maker" should the current 43-41-3 seat ratio stand, between the Liberals, NDP and Greens, respectively. Read More »

Unesco passes resolution criticising Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem

Tuesday's resolution, passed on the day that Israel was celebrating its independence, calls on Israel to rescind any "legislative and administrative measures and actions" it has taken to "alter the character and status" of Jerusalem . The Prime Minister's comment echoed a statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Monday, in which she derided the UNESCO resolution and the denial of the fact of Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem as "fake history". Read More »

Protesters gather in front of White House after Trump fires Comey

The acting head of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, contradicted White House assertions that the agency's rank and file had lost confidence in James Comey , who was sacked as the bureau's director by President Donald Trump this week. election, so did anger among some FBI officials and politicians. Schumer said Democrats insist a career civil servant at the Justice Department appoint a special counsel to ensure that the American people can have confidence in the criminal justice system. Read More »

Could distribute equipment to Syrian Kurds 'very quickly' -spokesman

Weapons supplied to the YPG have in the past fallen into PKK hands, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu . The U.S. announced Tuesday that it would arm Syrian Kurdish fighters as a necessary step to recapture the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa despite opposition from Turkey, which views the group as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency in its southeast. Read More »

Administration names likely judge nominees

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that among the candidates are individuals previously named on Trump's list of 21 possible picks for Supreme Court justice. Before Trump was elected, Stras was on Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees. President Donald Trump has nominated a Minnesota Supreme Court justice for a federal appeals court. Read More »

Turkey issues detention orders for 3224 people

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Interior minister Suleyman Soylu said the overnight crackdown targeted a Gulen network "that infiltrated our police force, called "secret imams". Suspected supporters the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, are escorted by police officers as they arrive at a courthouse in Bursa, Turkey, April 27, 2017. Read More »

Trump 'not happy' with Dems' victory lap on budget bill

If the trend continues, Ryan could face yet another tough political decision and hopes of voting on the bill would fizzle, a move that could leave Republicans facing a backlash from their base when they return home for next week's recess following years of promises from the GOP to repeal and replace Obamacare. Read More »

PSEB SSC Class 12 Exam Result Expected This Week At Pseb

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Lakhs of students appear for the class 10 and 12 exams. Now, Punjab School Education Board is going to release the PSEB HSC Results 2017 at the official website, pseb .ac.in. This year the exams began a little earlier than last year and consequently the results are also expected earlier than last year. How to check PSEB Class 12 result online? Go to the official pseb .ac.in. Read More »

UK Labour's election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

A Labour Party spokesman declined immediate comment. The Labour leadership denies it leaked the manifesto to create a stab in the back myth. Neither side has hard evidence for their claim . They added that: "This is a distraction technique [to hide the fact that Corbyn's team had leaked it themselves]". Ian Lavery (speaking) and Andrew Gwynne reveal a new poster for Labour's general election campaign in London. Read More »

Islamic State Chief in Afghanistan Killed

USA and Afghan special forces, backed by drone strikes and other air support, have waged a series of operations against IS-K this year. USA and Afghan special forces, backed by drone strikes and other air support, have waged a series of operations against IS-K since March, killing dozens of their fighters, mainly in Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan, according to the newswire. Read More »

Russian Foreign Minister Responds Sarcastically to Reporter Who Shouts Comey Question

The sacking prompted angry Democrats to call for the Russian Federation probe to be placed in the hands an independent prosecutor or commission. The uproar seemed certain to complicate Lavrov's mission in search of U.S. Representatives of the countries-guarantors of the truce in Syria (Russia, Iran, and Turkey) signed on May 4 a memorandum on the creation of four zones of de-escalation in Syria, which include the province of Idlib and seven other regions. Read More »

Conservatives open up record lead - ICM poll

British Prime Minister Theresa May maintained her strong lead in opinion polls ahead of next month's national election, with one analyst saying she was on course for the kind of huge success Margaret Thatcher enjoyed over 30 years ago. The Conservative party gained seats in Scotland, mainly at the expense of Labour, and increased their total number of councilors by 160. Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said her party had achieved "a clear and emphatic victory". Read More »

Local church weighs pros and cons of religious freedom order

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It would also provide "regulatory relief" for organizations that object for religious reasons to a provision of Obamacare that requires employers to provide health services that include coverage for contraception. Among other things, that version included a provision that could have allowed federal contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees or single mothers on the basis of faith. Read More »