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Portugal raises death toll back to 62

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Once the scope of the fire was realized, emergency reinforcements were sent in by European Union officials, with police and military units joining Portuguese firefighters and a pair of Spanish planes in the effort to stop the inferno. The fire was still not contained on Sunday evening, with one of the four fronts remaining a threat. The French Foreign Ministry announced the death Monday, and said the French government is mobilized to help the victim's family and to help Portugal . Read More »

Coal company sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

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In the segment Oliver also criticised him for his reaction to a mine accident caused by safety violations in Utah in 2007. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. More substantively, Murray accuses Oliver of ignoring evidence that the Utah mine collapse was caused by an natural disaster, though a government report concluded that the root of the tragedy was unauthorized mining practices. Read More »

No 'wider plot' suspected in Michigan airport stabbing dubbed terrorism

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They have identified the suspect as 49-year-old Amor Ftouhi. An FBI special agent said Ftouhi then asked the officer why he did not kill him, the complaint said. Canadian police also searched an apartment in Montreal where the suspect is believed to have lived, authorities said. Boiselle said three people staying at the residence had been taken in for questioning. Read More »

Blasts rock Marawi city

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Mr Cayetano also said the militants had planned to take over at least two or three cities in Mindanao. Philippine National Police Special Action Force personnel man a checkpoint in Marawi city, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, in Philippines June 10, 2017. Read More »

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

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In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a US-led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces". Read More »

What killed North Korea prisoner Otto? Family's final decision deepens mystery

He spent 17 months in North Korea as a prisoner after stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel room. Although a senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. has with Pyongyang at their meeting with their Chinese counterparts in town for the annual diplomatic and security dialogue on Wednesday. After a one hour trial in March 2016, he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Read More »

China's dog meat festival

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News reported that there was heavy security on the streets this year , after numerous altercations between activists and street vendors at past events. Between 10 million and 20 million dogs are killed for food annually in China , where consumption is legal, according to the Humane Society International (HSI). Read More »

US Air Force F-15 Shoots Down Iranian Drone

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Central Command. On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the US-led coalition have also struck pro-government forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in south-eastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan. Read More »

New Zealand sitting pretty in Bermuda

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Land Rover BAR team principal and skipper Sir Ben Ainslie said: "We could not be prouder of the Land Rover BAR Academy winning the Red Bull Youth America's Cup". It just wasn't the Hollywood ending the NZL Sailing Team had been hoping for. "Today was a really good day for us and we feel like we improved a lot on yesterday", Burling told a news conference. Read More »

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman declared crown prince

In an unprecedented move, King Salman has amended the Saudi constitution, decreeing that only a son or grandson of a descendent of Faisal al-Saud, the first King and founder of the Saudi state, can be crowned King or Crown Prince of the Saudi monarchy. Read More »

SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

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Russia , also an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, issued a warning of its own to the United States in response to the downing of the Syrian jet, saying on Monday it would view as targets any planes flying west of the Euphrates River, though it stopped short of saying it would shoot any down. Read More »

Conservatives still working on deal with DUP

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Ireland will block any Brexit deal that does not "fully" protect the Good Friday Agreement, according to the country's new foreign minister. After the Tories' disastrous General Election showing saw the party lose its Commons majority, Mrs May sought a "confidence and supply" deal with the DUP to prop up her minority administration. Read More »

Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

Police in the US state of MI are holding a 50-year-old Canadian man in connection with the stabbing of a police officer at a regional airport that is being investigated as terrorism. "We have no information to suggest any training". Ftouhi's longtime Montreal landlord said he was not a hard tenant. Police in Montreal went to an apartment building in the city's Saint Michel area on Wednesday in connection with the stabbing, according to Radio-Canada, the French-language arm of Canada's ... Read More »

House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

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Both are primarily suburban in nature, with highly educated, upper-income, predominantly white voters. Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling former President Barack Obama's health law. Read More »

London fire: Cladding in other buildings 'combustible'

Matthew Needham-Laing, a litigation lawyer and expert in construction, told the BBC last week that video showing the fast-moving fire at Grenfell Tower was reminiscent of footage of recent blazes in Dubai where high-rise buildings were "engulfed in flames due to the cladding igniting". Read More »

10-year-old dead as Tropical Storm Cindy swallows the Gulf Coast

CT, according to the National Hurricane Center. A 10-year-old boy died in Alabama [Wednesday, June 21] after suffering an injury related to Tropical Storm Cindy , according to police. Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast. Read More »

Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal

He now is the coach of English club Manchester United. Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football stars in Spain. The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is now considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when he ... Read More »

McCain says Americans should stay out of North Korea

Thornton said the US will be seeking "concrete cooperation" with China on getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs and return to negotiations. No cause of death has been determined for Warmbier , 22, who was detained for almost a year- and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week. Read More »

Puerto Rico votes overwhelmingly for statehood

This is the fifth political status referendum held in Puerto Rico in the past 50 years. It remains unclear whether the USA will recognize the validity of the referendum itself, let alone actually admit Puerto Rico as a new state. Voter turnout was just 23 percent. It would also mean more federal spending on what would become the poorest state in the US. The plebiscite offered three choices on the ballot: statehood, independence or remaining a self-governing territory in the United ... Read More »

Professor questions suspension following TV show appearance

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Lisa Durden argued with the prime time pundit over the Black Lives Matter movement, defending an all-black Memorial Day event that deliberately closed the door on other attendees. Durden's attorney, Leslie Farber, is already challenging ECC's suspension on her behalf. "It seems to me they're going to make up some reason". One liberal publication voiced campus support for Durden and her divisive comments spurring racial tensions. Read More »

AIADMK faction led by Panneerselvam to support Kovind

Tyagi said, adding that having made a decision to back Kovind's candidature it did not make sense to attend the meeting of the Opposition parties in Delhi today to decide on the presidential elections. The Opposition leaders are meeting today and they may pick a joint candidate. "The idea was to come together across the same room to discuss the issue and some political parties chose to take their own path and that happens often", a senior Congress leader said requesting anonymity. Read More »