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Wildfires spread in Catalonia as heatwave grips Spain

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Wildfires raged on Thursday across almost 10,000 acres (4,000 hectares) in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia and fire fighters said the area affected could increase significantly as a powerful heatwave grips the entire country. Read More »

New Flaw Discovered in Boeing 737 Max Computer System, Sources Say

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Boeing Co.'s shares lost 2.4 per cent as the Chicago plane maker grapples with the fallout of two deadly crashes of its 737 Max jet within five months, which prompted a worldwide grounding in March and a string of litigation. A Boeing official said Thursday that the company expects to submit the software update to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval "in the September timeframe". Read More »

Trump's ex-campaign chief denies new fraud charges

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U.S. presidents have the power to pardon people for federal but not state crimes. Manafort's federal cases were byproducts of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian influence on the 2016 election, but a judge who presided over one of them made clear that they had nothing to do with Russian election interference, but rather Manafort's years of "gaming the system". Read More »

Tunisia's President Essebsi suffers 'severe health crisis'

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On October 29 past year an unemployed graduate blew herself up near police cars on the same street, killing herself and wounding 26 people, mostly police officers, according to the interior ministry. Essebsi has been a prominent figure in Tunisia since the overthrow of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, which was followed by uprisings against autocratic leaders across the Middle East, including in nearby Libya and Egypt. Read More »

Jared Kushner, US peace team face credibility test in Bahrain

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Representatives from several Arab states and financial institutions are expected to attend the two-day meeting. On Saturday, the White House unveiled the economic portion of its back-channel Middle East peace plan known as " deal of the century ", calling for $50 billion in investment for Palestine and neighboring Arab states. Read More »

Sanders defends his big-spending plans as Democratic debate begins

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Yet in the early days of the campaign, two white septuagenarians are leading the polls: Biden and Vermont Sen. If we're going to solve the issues of climate chaos, pass the torch. "They want to know how they're going to put food on the table". He will be flanked by nine competitors, including Mr Sanders standing right next to him, and they may sorely test his above-the-fray posture. Read More »

NJ woman stabs and kills identical twin sister, police say

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On a GoFundMe page created to help with funeral costs, Anna's loved ones recalled how "her humble demeanor, kindness and willingness to give with a pure heart allowed her true beauty to shine through". She later described a fight with her sister that turned deadly. She is awaiting a pretrial detention hearing where prosecutors plan to ask that she be held without bond until her trial. Read More »

Libya crisis: UN-backed government 'retakes' key town of Gharyan

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The LNA, based in eastern Libya and loyal to a rival government, launched an offensive on Tripoli in April, setting off fierce fighting that has threatened to plunge the country into another bout of violence on the scale of the 2011 conflict that ousted longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi and led to his death. Read More »

Iraq War Veteran Bellavia Awarded the Medal of Honor

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Bellavia, who previously received the Silver Star for his actions , was fighting in Operation Phantom Fury, in which more than 10,000 United States troops took back what had once been a city of more than 350,000 people from about 4,000 deeply entrenched insurgents. Read More »

Tunisian president 'stable' after health crisis

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Earlier on Thursday, there were two suicide bomb attacks on security forces in the capital, Tunis . Last Saturday, Essebsi was admitted to the military hospital for medical examinations over a sudden indisposition diagnosed as "not risky". Read More »

Two Killed, Seven Injured In Russian Plane Emergency Landing -- Authorities

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Twenty-two people were injured, including seven people who were hospitalized while 14 others received medical assistance at the crash site, medical services said. Forty-six passengers have been rescued, the ministry said. A view shows a burnt out Antonov An-24 passenger plane, which hit a building and caught fire during an emergency landing at an airport in Nizhneangarsk, Russia June 27, 2019 . Read More »

China opposes United States abuse of export control, urges cooperation

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Trump is set to meet Xi for talks in Osaka at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) on Saturday. US stocks pared gains after Kudlow said the USA may move ahead on additional China tariffs. China on Thursday responded to United States recent threat to impose additional tariffs on Chinese products, urging the USA side to heed the voices of resistance to unilateralism, protectionism and bullying from the worldwide community. Read More »

Twitter Can Now Flag Trump Tweets It Considers Offensive

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It reads, "The Twitter rules about abusive behavior apply to this tweet". "We'll now clearly label any tweets which violate our terms of service but decide to keep up due to public interest", Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said. Twitter says that it will continue to evaluate the rules and will make future changes if necessary. In a Fox Business Network interview on Wednesday, host Maria Bartiromo asked the president if he was concerned that Silicon Valley titans were "censoring ... Read More »

Pelosi presses for changes to border bill

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The Republican-led Senate approved the bill after voting down a House version that also boosted funds for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies stretched to the breaking point by border arrivals totaling more than 100,000 a month, the highest numbers recorded in more than a decade. Read More »

Venezuela foils ‘Maduro assassination & military coup’ plot

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In a televised address to the nation, Maduro said "We would be ruthless in a revolutionary counteroffensive against a attempted fascist coup - ruthless!" as quoted by Al Jazeera following a statement by his spokesman that said the security forces had uncovered a network of police officers and soldiers-most of them retired-who planned to bomb an unnamed but important government building, seize control of an airbase, and "loot Venezuela's central bank". Read More »

China Says North Korea's Kim Is Committed to Denuclearize: South Korea

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On Thursday, Kwon Jong Gun, chief of the North Korean Foreign Ministry's US affairs department, said it will "never go through" South Korea again when it deals with the United States. Xi also said the North Korean leader wants to resolve the issue through dialogue. North Korea blamed the summit's failure on Washington's refusal to partially lift sanctions in exchange for additional assurances that Pyongyang would not conduct further long-range missile tests. Read More »

Reddit ‘quarantines’ pro-Donald Trump group over threats

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A popular pro-Donald Trump Reddit community has been sanctioned for violating the website's policy on violence. "The reason for the quarantine is that over the last few months we have observed repeated rule-breaking behavior in your community", reads a copy of the message Reddit sent to the moderators of The_Donald . Read More »

Alabama woman who was shot while pregnant charged with manslaughter

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The shooting happened this week outside of a general store in Alabama. But this is the first time she's heard of a pregnant woman being charged after getting shot. Many pro-choice advocates are calling for large corporations to boycott Alabama in light of its abortion laws that seem to oppress women while ignoring the role that they play in the birth of healthy children. Read More »

Donald Trump: Google, Twitter, Facebook 'trying to rig the election'

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Inexplicably, he argued that Twitter - where Trump has over 61 million followers - makes it hard for people to follow him on the platform. "They make it much harder for me to get out the message", he told FOX Business. Google was down 1.2%, Facebook fell less than 1% while Twitter gained 1.4% to Wednesday afternoon in NY. "Let me insist you, they're making an strive to rig the election, that's what we wants to be no longer the phony witch hunt", Mr. Read More »

Toddler in Turkey caught moments before hitting pavement after building fall

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As the video of the incident went viral on social media, he was applauded for his presence of mind and his heroism. Feuzi said: "I was walking down the road when I saw a two-year-old girl hanging from a window". Dora's father, Yusuf Muhammed, reportedly gave Zabaat a 200 Turkish Lira reward for saving his daughter's life. Dora was unharmed in the incident. Read More »

NJ couple missing in Barbados, police say

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The Royal Barbados Police Force Marine Unit and the Barbados Coast Guard scoured the area but were unable to locate the couple or their jet ski. As of late Tuesday evening, Inspector Rodney Inniss of the Royal Barbados Police Force told ABC News that there hadn't been any reported sightings of either Suarez or Devil. Read More »

Stansted 'disruptive passenger': Woman bailed by police

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Greater London residents contacted emergency services after they heard a sonic boom caused by the two RAF jets-a pair of Typhoon fighters-fearing there had been an explosion. I think cabin crew did really well. "6 people are holding her down, she's screaming biting people and now she's in a seat being held down". She was restrained by passengers and crew members. Read More »

Tourists continuing to travel to Dominican Republic

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The case of another tourist, a woman from Pennsylvania who died in 2016 under similar circumstances, was made public by her family this past week after they read about the others and detected common threads. He is among a growing number of American tourists to die while visiting the Caribbean nation within the past year. Leyla Cox , 53, from New York City died June 10 in her hotel room at the Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana. Read More »

American killed by shark attack in Bahamas

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It reads: " Jordan Lindsey was a beloved daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend". The body of Ms Lindsey, who was a student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, has been taken to a nearby morgue for a post-mortem examination. Read More »

Jeremy Hunt: Next PM 'must be trustworthy to avoid no Brexit'

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Challenged on the possibility of Britain's Parliament - which is presently dominated by Remain-supporting members - opposing Johnson's plan, Raab said it remained the case that leaving on October 31st remained the legal default and a vote by Parliament would have "zero legal effect". Read More »

Stansted Bomb Scare: Air India Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing

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The emergency services could not explain the cause of the loud bang heard shortly before 10:00 BST until the RAF confirmed it was their Typhoons and apologised for the inconvenience. "Our runway has now re-opened and is fully operational following a precautionary landing of Air India flight". The RAF jets caused a sonic boom over Derby, with concerned residents taking to social media to share their experiences. Read More »

Trump blasts NBC for technical glitch during Democratic debate

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De Blasio, one of the most recent Democrats to announce his candidacy, also regularly falls in the bottom tier of the 25 candidates running to be the party's primary nomination in 2020. US Senator Cory Booker had the most speaking time in the debate at about 11 minutes, according to the New York Times and other media trackers. Candidates gave a variety of answers, but the Washington governor was the only one that invoked the president by name. Read More »