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Amber heatwave alert for Surrey and Hampshire

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The hottest July day on record saw the mercury hit 36.7C at Heathrow on July 1 2015. During the current heatwave, United Kingdom temperatures have been approximately 10C higher than average for this time of year. "Temperatures remaining widely above average for most, with further spells of very warm or hot conditions probable, and possible very hot conditions at times, especially in the southeast". Read More »

Israeli army targets fighter jet over occupied Golan

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also confirmed that Damascus government units had made a "quick advance" against militants in the western part of Dara'a. Minutes before the reported shootdown, Syria's state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV was broadcasting footage from the fence demarcating the United Nations buffer zone between Syrian and Israeli forces inside the Golan Heights. Read More »

Images suggest North Korea dismantling nuclear site

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During his summit with President Donald Trump in June, he reportedly promised the U.S. leader that he would also take apart another site , but it is not clear whether that has occurred. A binding treaty to end the Korean War, which was resolved with an armistice agreement, would likely require extensive negotiations with multiple countries, as well as the approval of two-thirds of the U.S. Read More »

Greece's worst wildfires in a decade rage near Athens, in pictures

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According to the Red Cross, 26 bodies were found in a villa in the seaside area of Mati, which is at the centre of the disaster. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said in a televised statement early on Tuesday that the death toll exceeded 20 while more than 88 adults and 16 children were injured. Read More »

Trump 'Very Happy' with North Korea Nuclear Weapons Talks

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Most notably, it said , the dismantlement was proceeding at a rail-mounted processing building - where space launch vehicles are assembled before being moved to a launchpad - as well as at a nearby rocket engine test stand used to develop liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles. Read More »

Amid Brexit chaos voters turn to far-right

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While the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, David Lydington will be off to Paris and the Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab will be in Brussels. Major said holding a second referendum to gauge public sentiment now that more is known about the true impact of Brexit would be "morally justified" because Brexit advocates made so many inflated claims ahead of the June 2016 vote. Read More »

Another 26 casualties found from Greek wildfire: Greek Red Cross

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Giorgos Mathiopoulos, the head of Greece's emergency workers association, told reporters that one fire broke out around noon and the second around 5 p.m. The main Athens-Corinth motorway, one of two road routes to the Peloponnese peninsula, was closed and train services were cancelled. Achilleas Tzouvaras, a senior fire chief, told residents to "just leave" homes threatened by the fire. Read More »

Pakistan election: Jailed PM Nawaz Sharif urgently needs doctor as health deteriorates

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The attack in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa follows a spate of bombings at political rallies before the election , the most devastating of which was a suicide attack this month that killed 149 people. Since his dismissal, he has engaged in an open confrontation with Pakistan's security establishment, accusing the military of curbing democratic development and fostering links with militants. Read More »

N. Korea begins dismantling rocket test site

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Another photo taken two days later shows further progress in removing the launch pad and the continued presence of a crane and vehicles thought to be used for dismantling structures. The possibility of a permanent peace mechanism to finally end the war was included in both the Panmunjom Declaration signed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in the inter-Korean summit and the agreement signed by Kim and President Donald Trump in Singapore. Read More »

Modi To Gift 200 Cows To Rwandan President During Africa Visit

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His two-day state visit to Rwanda - one of Africa's fastest growing economies - assumes significance as this is the first by an Indian prime minister. PM Nsarendra Modi was met with loud chants saying "Modi Modi" and "Vande Mataram" in Rwanda's Kigali as he left the stage after addressing the Indian diaspora gathered there. Read More »

Sanders and new Democratic star Ocasio-Cortez wade into GOP-heavy Kansas

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest. The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district. Read More »

Iran Will See ‘Consequences Few Have Suffered’ If It Threatens U.S.

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Trump came into office vowing to take a hard line on Iran and scrap the Obama-negotiated nuclear deal of 2015, which he did in May. Trump's comments come in the context of a barrage of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and pressure Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of militant groups, according to us officials. Read More »

JW: Documents show Federal Bureau of Investigation deceived secret court in obtaining warrant

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On Sunday morning, Trump described the surveillance on Twitter as being illegal. He said allegations he worked on the country's behalf as an agent or an informal adviser were "ridiculous" and a "complete joke". Steele compiled a dossier that contained salacious information about then-candidate Trump . The FISA applications detail why, outlining suspicions that Carter Page was an asset of the Russian government. Read More »

Avenatti: Cohen Tapes Contain 'very damaging admissions' By Trump on 'critical issues'

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Avenatti has been a nuisance for Cohen throughout his legal representation for Stormy Daniels , but he recently encountered Cohen and held an "extremely productive" chat with him a NY restaurant. "Based upon those de-designations, the Special Master released the 12 items to the Government that day", the filing said. File image of Playboy playmate Karen McDougal with magazine founder Hugh Hefner. Read More »

Greenwald: Ecuador Working to Finalize Assange's Release to UK Officials

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The 47-year-old has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge, west London , since June 2012. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno, who has described Assange's situation as "unsustainable" and "a stone in his shoe", is in to London this week to attend a global disabilities summit when newspapers suggested he could finalise an agreement. Read More »

Stormy Daniels' husband Glendon Miller Crain files for divorce, cites adultery

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Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted this afternoon that Stormy Daniels and her husband are getting a divorce. Daniels and Crain have a daughter together. Daniels was arrested at an OH strip club this month for allegedly inappropriately touching patrons but the charges were dropped. The charges were dismissed and her lawyer in OH called the arrest a politically motivated set-up. Read More »

China, Russia blocked USA request for North Korea oil suspension at UN

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So far, talks to see through the vision expressed in the fuzzy Singapore declaration have not gone well. "We abide by all decisions". Just $5 a month. team was left waiting without any word from Pyongyang. "The main reason I came here today was to meet with members of the UN Security Council - South Korea and Japan as well - to convey details of my work on the trip to North Korea earlier this month and the progress that was made there", Pompeo told the media assembled in a UN lobby ... Read More »

Eritrea to send first ambassador to Ethiopia in two decades

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ADDIS ABABA- Longtime Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki touched down in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Saturday for a three-day state visit that boosts hopes for reconciliation between the two former bitter rivals. Ethiopia on Thursday appointed Redwan Hussein as its Ambassador to Eritrea . Eritrea formally declared its independence from Ethiopia in April 1993 in a referendum, but the two countries share close cultural, ethnic and religious ties. Read More »

Trump to Iran: 'Never, ever threaten the United States again'

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The conflict between Iran and the US traces back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but Obama attempted to paper over the country's problems with the Iran deal. "These hypocritical holy men have devised all kinds of crooked schemes to become some of the wealthiest men on Earth while their people suffer". "USA!" The chaotic scene lasted for 30 seconds or so, with Pompeo eventually quipping, "If there were only so much freedom of expression in Iran", to cheers and applause. Read More »

Syria's 'White Helmets' evacuated through Israel

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said in a statement on Sunday that Israel had facilitated the exit from Syria 0f relief workers, known as " white helmets ". Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands welcomed the departure of the "notorious" White Helmets. This has left civilians stranded between the Israeli-held Golan Heights and Jordan. Read More »

Trump privately frustrated over lack of progress on North Korea negotiations

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In a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , Kang sought cooperation from the U.S.to live up to the agreement reached at the inter-Korean summit on April 27. North Korea reportedly believes it has made sufficient concessions - namely its freeze on weapons testing, the destruction of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, and the imminent return of the remains of US war dead - to warrant the start of talks on a peace treaty. Read More »

Trump again calling out Russian Federation 'hoax'

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As for the Helsinki meeting, "now we have Putin telling the world what was decided", she said, while "we're hearing crickets from the White House; nothing has been put out that contradicts or replaces Putin's agenda". Trump had just days earlier confirmed his acceptance USA intelligence conclusions about Russian interference. Trump called the Mueller probe "a disgrace to America". Read More »

Woman Struck, Injured By Umbrella On Beach In Ocean City

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Beachgoers know it's not uncommon to see a gust of wind dislodge an umbrella and send it flying down the shoreline, but Sunday's incident resulted in a woman's injuries. Firefighters who were summoned to the scene cut the wooden shaft of the umbrella, but left a small piece inside the woman's body pending her transfer to a hospital, reported the station WMDT . Read More »

Japan weather: 30 DEAD as country suffers record-breaking temperatures

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The previous record was set on August 12, 2013, when the temperature reached 41 C in Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture. Some areas of the country reached as high as 40.7 degrees Celsius, while in the ancient capital of Kyoto it peaked at 39.8 Celsius after days of temperatures at 38 degrees or more, a level unseen since record-keeping began. Read More »

Nawazs health worsens in jail, medical team says shift him to hospital

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He added that the interim provincial government will constitute a medical board after receiving the application and would take measures suggested by the board. The urea quantity in his blood flow has also increased, which could lead to kidney failure. On Thursday, a pre-arranged meeting between the lawyers and the father-daughter duo was cancelled by authorities at Adiala Jail. Read More »

Trump wants to remove security clearance of ex-intel chiefs

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that the president is "exploring the mechanisms" to strip clearance from former CIA director John Brennan , along with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Jim Comey, former national intelligence director James Clapper and others. Read More »

Trump calls Russian election meddling claims "big hoax"

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us "and you will suffer" Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia NYT's Haberman: Trump "often tells the truth" MORE early Monday blasted the "Fake Dirty Dossier " used in part to obtain surveillance warrants on former campaign aide Carter Page . Read More »

Trump says he 'gave up nothing' at meeting with Putin

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In an interview on "This Week", ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Rep. Adam Schiff , D-Calif., "Just bluntly, do you believe he is compromised by Vladimir Putin? ". "I think he's said it about 1,000 times". The protests started Monday when protesters described their actions as "greeting" Trump on his return from Helsinki, where he met with Vladimir Putin behind closed doors. Read More »

Trump attacks Michael Cohen over 'Playboy model payment tape'

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On the tape, Trump can be heard urging Cohen to make sure he properly documents the agreement to buy the rights and urges him to use a check - rather than cash - to keep a record of the transaction, the person said. The special master in the case against Cohen allowed only a portion of the documents seized to be withheld from investigators under that privilege. Davis said "any attempt at spin can not change what is on the tape". Read More »

UK to set out more details of Brexit plans on Tuesday-minister

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The White Paper seeks to keep the United Kingdom in a single market for goods, with a separate trade deal on services and a new treaty on security and defence co-operation. She added: "I want to see the Assembly and the Executive back, taking decisions on behalf of all of the people of Northern Ireland". While May is trying to convince Brussels to make concessions on Northern Ireland, she is also trying to shore up support in her Conservative Party after her white paper proposals sparked ... Read More »