• 'The greatest tragedy of recent years:' Forest fires in Portugal kill 60
'The greatest tragedy of recent years:' Forest fires in Portugal kill 60

France is sending three planes, while Spain has sent several firefighting aircraft. Numerous victims were trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, reported The Inquirer. Insisting the number of firefighters on the ground was insufficient for the scale of the problem, he added: "It's impossible to reach all villages".

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  • Statement of the Secretary-General on wildfires in Portugal
Statement of the Secretary-General on wildfires in Portugal

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa flew overnight to the scene and spoke on arrival of an "unprecedented situation". Juncker wrote in the letter that "Our thoughts are with all the victims, their families and all the courageous soldiers of peace that in a very hard terrain and under challenging circumstances continue to fight this bad ...

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  • Trump Not Under Investigation In Russia Probe, Says Lawyer
Trump Not Under Investigation In Russia Probe, Says Lawyer

The source said investigators have sought information from Richard Ledgett, who recently retired as deputy NSA director and, the source said, had written a memo documenting an attempt from Trump urging Rogers to tamp down on the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Queen Elizabeth reflects on 'sombre mood' after tragedies in UK
Queen Elizabeth reflects on 'sombre mood' after tragedies in UK

Her Majesty and Prince William were met with applause when they dropped in to an emergency shelter in West London on Friday morning. "It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", Elizabeth, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, said in a message on her official birthday.

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  • Bodies of several sailors are found aboard damaged U.S. destroyer
Bodies of several sailors are found aboard damaged U.S. destroyer

The bodies of a number of missing USS Fitzgerald sailors have been found in the ship's flooded compartments, the US Navy says. "They had to fight the ship to keep it above the surface". Aucoin wouldn't speculate on the cause of the collision . "Once an investigation is complete then any legal issues can be addressed", a spokesman for t...

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  • Cuba denounces Donald Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue
Cuba denounces Donald Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

Earlier yesterday, Trump vowed to overhaul Obama's policies . Furthermore, he said the Obama deal has done little to improve diplomatic relations or the lives of those still living under Communist control. "The embargo should continue". Can people still travel to the country? They are still starving and there is no freedom whatsoever. Look...

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  • First air flight corridor between India, Afghanistan to get operationalised soon
First air flight corridor between India, Afghanistan to get operationalised soon

The India- Afghanistan air corridor project which was initiated by H.E President Ghani past year, entered operationalization stage today with the signing of an MoU between the CEOs of Ariana Airlines and Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) in presence of Ajmal Ahmady, senior economic advisor to the President of Afghanistan and of...

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  • PM Modi condoles death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
PM Modi condoles death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

The daily newspaper Bild reported that Kohl died yesterday at his home in Ludwigshafen. Former protegee Angela Merkel lauded Kohl's contribution to German and European integration in 2012, on the 30th anniversary of his becoming chancellor , declaring that Europeans were "united in our luck" thanks to Kohl's efforts.

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  • Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1
Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1

Capitol Police , who provided security for the practice, killed the shooter, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill . "We all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added. After additional surgeries and rehabilitation, Scalise can be expected to walk "and hopefully run", Sava said.

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  • Will Anderson arrested after incident on aeroplane
Will Anderson arrested after incident on aeroplane

But not before he reportedly fired-off a tweet blasting airline staff. After being questioned by officers, Mr Anderson was released without charge and went on to perform his Critically Wil show at Wagga Wagga's Civic Centre without issue.

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  • London fire: Cladding used in Grenfell Tower renovation 'banned' in United Kingdom - ministers
London fire: Cladding used in Grenfell Tower renovation 'banned' in United Kingdom - ministers

It will also be a subject that the criminal investigation will be looking at". Ronnie King, the UK's former chief fire officer, told Al Jazeera: "I wouldn't wish to denigrate those who installed the cladding because - whatever the cladding was - it did not have to be fire resistant under the building regulations", said King.

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  • Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' fi
Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' fi

Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who recused himself from the probe, is testifying before Congress Tuesday. Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy stood by his claims after the White House downplayed his comments and suggested he did not know what he was talking about.

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  • Death toll in in Portugal forest fires rises to 57
Death toll in in Portugal forest fires rises to 57

More than 350 soldiers have joined the 700 firefighters who have been struggling to put out the flames since Saturday. Other 54 people were injured, including four firefighters and a seriously injured minor, Gomes told state broadcaster RTP .

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  • Zille: I reject being 'punished' without a hearing
Zille: I reject being 'punished' without a hearing

She released a statement on Twitter saying the decision, by the DA's Federal Executive, to suspend her from the party did not comply with the requirements of Section 3.6.3 of the party's federal constitution , which she says requires that she be given time to make representations on the matter.

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  • North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb considering standing for Liberal Democrat leadership
North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb considering standing for Liberal Democrat leadership

He was appointed a cabinet minister during the David Cameron-led coalition government, and has served both as acting and deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats . It has been a few hours after the Liberal Democrats' openly gay home affairs spokesman Lord Paddick made an announcement himself, citing that he was quitting, mentioning "concerns about...

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  • India will learn from final loss, says Kohli
India will learn from final loss, says Kohli

It just shows what happens when a team gets on a roll. Meanwhile, Pakistan would consider it as a golden opportunity to avenge their first match defeat against India and clinch their maiden title. His attitude in this tournament has been excellent, that of a man who has moved on from the problems of his past. Out came Kohli. Soon the India...

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  • Taliban attacks key Afghan police base, killing at least five officers
Taliban attacks key Afghan police base, killing at least five officers

Saturday's incident comes just days after President Donald Trump delegated authority to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to set USA troop levels in Afghanistan, opening the door for a possible of influx of forces that could number in the thousands.

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  • Mexico fully deserved Portugal point, says Osorio
Mexico fully deserved Portugal point, says Osorio

Mexico fully deserved a share of the spoils against Portugal as a reward for taking the game to the European champions, according to El Tri head coach Juan Carlos Osorio. Moments after Memo Ochoa was forced to make a brilliant save, tipping the ball over the bar after it was headed by his own defender Carlos Salcedo , Portugal pounced.

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  • Trump Transition Team Ordered To Preserve Russia-Related Materials
Trump Transition Team Ordered To Preserve Russia-Related Materials

The memos to Trump transition and campaign officials came in the wake of former FBI Director Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian election meddling and ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials.

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  • Britain 'resolute in the face of adversity'
Britain 'resolute in the face of adversity'

The Syria Solidarity Campaign said Mr Alhajali, a civil engineering student, had been in a flat on the 14th floor when the fire broke out, and had spent two hours on the phone to a friend in Syria. Police have said the recovery process could take weeks, and warned some of the bodies may be too burned to be identified. "This year, however, it is har...

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