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Forest fires sweep across Portugal and southern France

A spreading forest fire in southern France has forced authorities to evacuate as many as 10,000 people, officials said Wednesday. The Portuguese holiday island of Madeira was also counting the cost after three people were killed by fires.

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Phelps dominates for 22nd gold

She didn't come to the Rio Games knowing she could swim into the history books with a groundbreaking performance Thursday night at the Olympics Aquatics Stadium. By know, most of us know Boomer Phelps as that adorable little chunker who snoozed through most of his dad's Olympic races. That look is what should be the enduring image of Phelps in Rio.

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Series of Attacks in Thailand Target Tourist Hot Spots

However, police have completely ruled out the possibility of global terrorism and suspect local insurgency against the recently elected junta-backed government. He said a Samsung cellphone had been recovered that police believe was used to detonate at least one of the bombs . Several other blasts have also been reported in other cities in southern Thailand.

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Turkey issues arrest warrant in absentia for Gulen

He strongly denies the claim. Turkey nearly immediately increased pressure for the extradition from the United States of Gulen, a former ally of Erdogan who runs an influential network of global schools outside Turkey. A Turkish court on Friday issued an arrest warrant in absentia for US -based preacher Fetullah Gulen on charges of leading the deadly July 15 coup attempt by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

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Alex Rodriguez Ends Yankees Career After 6-3 Victory Over Rays

Much of the Yankees failures in his first few seasons with the team was placed on Rodriguez's shoulders. However, the bigger story was Rodriguez. In 57 games played at the Triple-A level, the 24-year-old prospect held a.323/.415/.637 slash line over 234 plate appearances, along with 13 home runs, 24 doubles and 49 runs batted in.

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Canadian police kill terror suspect

He added the information the TTC was given Wednesday was "very general about a credible threat that was being investigated by police but it had no location, it didn't even say a city as far as I know". Mounties applied for a peace bond to impose limits on Driver's activities, alleging in provincial court documents that investigators believed he might help with terrorist group activities.

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Child falls from Pennsylvania roller coaster

Park spokesman Jeff Croushore said he couldn't say whether the ride malfunctioned. The accident comes only days after 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated on a water slide in Kansas City. Two other girls, ages 10 and 16, were also injured, said ABC . The accident happened on a ride called "Rollo Coaster", which was built in 1938 and does not have seat belts.

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Hillary Clinton vows to oppose TPP if elected president

Now look at the number of investigators employed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hours Division that year. It appears that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will pounce on her reversal when he delivers a speech on trade policy Tuesday afternoon.

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Hillary Clinton promotes plan to invest in infrastructure

But the Democratic Party of 2016 is not the Democratic Party of 1992, and Donald Trump is not George H.W. Bush, the incumbent president Bill Clinton sought to defeat. She slammed Mr Trump's "casual cruelty to a gold star family", referring to the billionaire's clash with the parents of a Muslim American soldier who was killed in action.

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Talks aimed at averting Southern Railway strikes to resume

Easyjet warned its passengers travelling from Gatwick: "Southern Rail have implemented an amended timetable on Mondays to Fridays". Planned strikes on ScotRail were called off on Wednesday after service provider Abellio said it would ensure a conductor with "full competency" on every train.

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Trump Tower Climber Being Evaluated

Much of the event was broadcast live on Facebook . A 20-year-old Donald Trump supporter who scaled the Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday for three hours using suction cups and a climbing harness was pulled inside through a window by police who had tried to coax him into the building throughout the escapade.

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Clinton labels Trump's economic policies handouts to the super wealthy

Clinton also said she would do more to stop unfair trade practices like intellectual property violations or currency manipulation, promising to "stand up to China" or any other country that cheats to get an edge over American businesses. Connie Morella, former Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays and former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte. Hillary Clinton made $28,296 in royalties from her book published , Simon & Schuster-as well as $3,000,000 from the publisher, presumably the ...

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Canada launches inquiry into slain, missing indigenous women

The ministers are also expected to meet the families of some victims following the announcement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had promised during his campaign to initiate a public probe to get to the root causes of what he's called a "national tragedy." The Liberal government originally committed $40-million over two years to conduct the inquiry.

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US Polls: Hillary Clinton retakes lead over Trump

Whitman argued that Clinton's temperament, global experience and commitment to America's bedrock national values make her the far better choice for president in 2016. While Whitman maintains that she holds very different viewpoints on many issues than Clinton, she stated on Friday in an interview with CNBC that she will not be voting for Trump.

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Zika confirmed in Cdn fetus

Puerto Rico is expected to experience the worst Zika outbreak among US states and territories due its tropical climate and minimal infrastructure for mosquito control. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP ) - The U.S. government on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico as a result of a Zika epidemic. It also allows Puerto Rico to temporarily reassign public health workers funded through Public Health Service Act programmes to assist in the Zika response.

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Shafiq, Younis centuries give Pakistan advantage

Shafiq was one of three Pakistan batsmen who benefited from dropped catches before lunch on Friday, and Paul Farbrace, England assistant coach, said, "Missed chances have been an issue for us". He responded to his elevation with a composed innings of 109 and together with the experienced Younis Khan (101 not-out) put on exactly 150 for the fourth wicket.

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Ed Miliband has officially endorsed Owen Smith for the Labour Party leadership

In the 1980s, the Labour Party expelled hundreds of members of groups who followed the doctrines of the Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky. We are still not entirely sure when the Labour leadership contest will end, but in these dusty days of recess, it is certainly keeping everyone nicely busy.

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Winnipeg ISIS Supporter Shot Dead By Mounties After Alleged Terror Threat

The man killed by Canadian police in a raid at his home in Ontario was a supporter of the Islamic State group who was in the final stages of attacking a major urban centre with a homemade bomb, police say. The clip showed a masked man ranting about "enemies of Islam" and warning the only solution would be "spilling of your blood". Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently defended Canada's withdrawal of any combat-oriented mission.

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Clinton says Trump hasn't offered any 'credible solutions' for economy

Sanders and Trump campaigned hard on a platform opposing free trade agreements they said had hurt American manufacturing, particularly in the automotive industry that has been the heart of the state's struggling economy. Everybody loved it! Doesn't that show he's winning? Mr. Trump did make up a bit of ground in Florida compared to Mrs. Clinton's 44 percent to 37 percent lead in an NBC/WSJ/Marist poll from before the Democratic and Republican conventions last month, but lost ground in ...

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Tokyo, Seoul agree on spending priorities for $9.9M comfort women fund

Kishida and Yun agreed in principle on operational plans for the foundation established by South Korea in late July. The South Korean government will use the funds as "healing money" for the former comfort women, Japan's euphemism for the females forced into wartime sexual service at Japan's military brothels, and their families.

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Clinton Speech to Criticize Trump's Economic Plan

She said too many companies lobbied for free trade agreement so they can export more product, but then move to countries with lower wages and sell their products back to American consumers once those deals are signed. The plan will include five elements that she will discuss during Thursday's speech. Hillary Clinton will dial up a line of attack on Donald Trump's economic proposals in a Thursday speech that casts his agenda as a crony giveaway that erodes his populist appeal, according to ...

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Appleton Man But Fiji Native Celebrates Homeland's Gold Medal

Fiji has won the Hong Kong Sevens, considered the foremost tournament in the game, a record 16 times . Coach Ben Ryan was ecstatic on Twitter as he posted the front cover of the Fiji Times , as the Fijians made headlines around the world.

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Philippines to Pursue 'Formal Talks' With China

He said Chinese top drug dealers have resorted to the use of high-tech gadgets such as Global Positioning System to send in illegal drugs and distribute them around the country. Yasay said the Philippines is united with the global community when it comes to pursuing peaceful resolution of issues in the South China Sea. JAPAN on Friday said the worldwide community should remain firm in its support to an arbitration ruling in favor of the Philippines to stop China's incursions into other ...

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North Carolina Homeowner Charged With Killing Man With Shotgun Blast

I fired my warning shot like I'm supposed to by law ... The dispatcher asks if someone was shot. "Please send PD immediately". "There's black males outside my freaking house with firearms", Copley said . The operator asked who had come to his house. "You're probably familiar with the Castle Doctrine in North Carolina , we talked to some attorneys yesterday who don't believe that this case would fall within that, that you have to have proof that someone is in eminent danger, that ...

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My tenure has been fantastic: Raghuram Rajan

The last monetary policy statement by Governor Rajan was status quo on interest rates but still accommodative at the margin. The benchmark repurchase rate is to remain at a five-year low of 6.5 percent, the central bank said in a statement in Mumbai , India, yesterday.

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Trump calls Obama, Clinton 'co-founders' of Islamic State

However, the Chattanooga Republican isn't backing off his support of the controversial billionaire despite his criticism there and on another statement Trump made this week saying Second Amendment supporters may be able to stop Clinton from naming Supreme Court justices who could weaken gun rights.

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Crew of crashed Pakistani helicopter freed by Afghan captors

However, Afghanistan's 15-year-old war grinds on with no clear victory in sight. They were transferred from Afghanistan to Pakistan at the border after what the foreign ministry called an "inter-tribe exchange". The strikes in Nangarhar Province have not only been harmful to those with ties to the IS community; according to Army Gen. John Nicholson, now serving as the top US general in Afghanistan , several Special Operation troops had been wounded while cleaning the areas struck by ...

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After Azam Khan's buffaloes, police called in to locate Katheria's missing dog

The Agra MP Katheria has reportedly lost his pet dog, named "Kalu". "I have lodged a police complaint with the Superintendent of Police [SP] Agra ", Mridula, the MP's wife, said. She said the labrador was such a dear pet, "Now the other dog that is left at her residence is sad and is not eating". 'Our Kalu is a black labrador -- a rare and expensive breed.

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Erdogan, Putin pledge reset amid Turkey tensions with West after failed coup

Petersburg's ornate Konstantin Palace, both leaders emphasized their shared desire to rebuild ties, but it remained unclear if they could reach common ground on the Syrian crisis. Putin said work on the first pipeline carrying Russian gas to the Turkish market would be started "in the nearest future". Who will Erdogan makeup with next? -Turkish ties, with some Turkish officials implying the US could have been behind the coup.

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Woman killed in mass stabbing; security tightened in London

The woman who fell to the stabbing attack was an American national, Rowley said , adding that those injured were Australian, American, Israeli and British nationals. The 19-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released, was subdue by police and arrested at the scene of the stabbings late Wednesday. Located in the Bloomsbury district of west central London , Russell Square is close to the main buildings of the University of London and the British Museum.

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Japan, Philippines tell China to respect ruling on disputed waters

The ship delivery figured in an 80-minute meeting between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday in southern Davao City. The two countries remain locked in a bitter territorial dispute over conflicting claims in the South China Sea despite an "award", or decision, in favor of the Philippines on July 12 by a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in the Netherlands.

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Celebrity Big Brother plans brutal live twist in tonight's eviction

Following the announcement, CHLOE said her goodbyes and left the house, greeted by boos from the crowd and met by Emma. X Factor reject Khan had joined the list of nominees at the last minute, taking Renee Graziano's place on Thursday. Ex On The Beach star Bear, who escaped the boot on Tuesday, opted for Graziano, saying: "I'm not being amusing, very negative". She said: "I mean Bear is doing exactly what as viewers we crave to see, i.e.

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Trump now says he was being sarcastic about Obama founding ISIS

DT: Therefore, he was the founder of ISIS. He's the founder of ISIS , OK? There is, however, no objectively factual conclusion that Obama or Clinton founded ISIS . I think they're liking it. "I give him the most valuable player award", he said. "I think the point that he's trying to make is the contrast that exists, and he's trying to bring out a really important issue and make everybody talk about it and that's exactly what we're doing right now", Ms.

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Federal Judge Orders 'Making a Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey Released From Prison

Authorities involved in the case have called the 10-hour series biased, while the filmmakers have stood by their work. Federal Judge William E. Duffin must have sensed that something was wrong with Dassey's confessions , bringing up in the 91 page report questions about whether or not Dassey's confessions were coerced and also admits to having "significant doubts" about his confessions .

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The Monkey King Comes To DotA 2 This Fall

During The International 2016, Valve confirmed that Monkey King AKA Sun Wukong and Underlord are headed to DOTA 2 in the upcoming major update. Maybe it'll cut down on travel. The Monkey King is a popular concept in Moba games, having manifested in some form in Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends, and Smite. Announced during The 2016 Dota 2 International Championship's yearly All-Star match, Vrogos the Abyssal Underlord is a teamfight oriented control hero with a special, obnoxious ...


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