• Dead in Central Portugal Wildfires; Many Killed in Cars
Dead in Central Portugal Wildfires; Many Killed in Cars

He said it was thought to have been sparked by a lightning strike. The fire has prompted offers of help from across Europe: Reuters reported that the European Union has promised firefighting aircraft, while Spain has already send two such planes to help.

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  • Portugal wildfire leaves 57 people dead, dozens injured
Portugal wildfire leaves 57 people dead, dozens injured

According to the prime minister, just 11 fires are still active but he said the authorities were "particularly anxious about two of them". The ceremony took place before the teams' match Sunday at the Confederations Cup tournament in Kazan, Russia.

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  • EU offers aid, aircraft to fight Portugal fires
EU offers aid, aircraft to fight Portugal fires

Deadly wildfires have swept through central Portugal , killing dozens in what the country's prime minister called the "biggest tragedy" in years. The death toll initially stood at 25 in the early morning and the updated figure was given by public broadcaster RTP, citing Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes .

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  • 'No doubt' over Britain leaving EU: Brexit minister Davis
'No doubt' over Britain leaving EU: Brexit minister Davis

Following talks in Dublin with the new Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, she said that reaching a "sensible" Brexit had been the focus of their talks. Besides forging a deal to keep her job and preparing for Brexit talks, May is also grappling with a crisis over the breakdown in power-sharing between the pro-British DUP and the Catholic nationalis...

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  • Donald Trump tweets anger over Russian Federation probe 'witch-hunt'
Donald Trump tweets anger over Russian Federation probe 'witch-hunt'

Trump did not identify "the man" but appeared to be questioning the integrity of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the Justice Department's No. "If the president thinks he can fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and replace him with someone who will shut down the investigation, he's in for a rude awakening", Dianne Feinstein of Califo...

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  • Qatar Petroleum CEO says gas won't be cut to UAE - Al Jazeera
Qatar Petroleum CEO says gas won't be cut to UAE - Al Jazeera

Simmering tensions between the US partners boiled over this month when Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE , along with Egypt , severed ties with Qatar over its alleged support for extremism and imposed economic restrictions on it. Direct tensions between Manama and Doha have been further exacerbated after Bahrain accused Qatar of directly inte...

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  • Bill Cosby shouts 'Fat Albert' phrase 'Hey, hey, hey' while leaving court
Bill Cosby shouts 'Fat Albert' phrase 'Hey, hey, hey' while leaving court

The 79-year-old Cosby is facing three felony indecent assault charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. But the jurors made no move to change their request . They also requested further definition of the third count, which pertains to whether Cosby gave her a substance "without [her] knowledge" for the objective of "preven...

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  • Improve security instead of blaming Islamabad: Kabul urged
Improve security instead of blaming Islamabad: Kabul urged

The president made a strong plea for peace at an global conference on Afghanistan attended by about two dozen countries, which was held under tight security as armored vehicles patrolled the streets and fighter jets roared over the capital.

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  • United States military service members in Afghanistan injured in insider attack
United States military service members in Afghanistan injured in insider attack

The attack took place in the Afghan National Army 209th Corps headquarters at Camp Shaheen, in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. It said one Afghan soldier was killed and one wounded. Today's latest attack is a harbinger of what Trump faces as he sends even more troops into Afghanistan. The report by West Point's Modern War Institute entit...

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  • Trump admits he's being investigated
Trump admits he's being investigated

Witch Hunt ", the president wrote. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office". Recent news reports have suggested Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn .

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  • Trump tells Senators new GOP healthcare bill is 'mean'
Trump tells Senators new GOP healthcare bill is 'mean'

Democrats and some moderate Republicans have attacked the House bill for eliminating a requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions and for rolling back the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid to cover millions of poor people.

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  • Document says Trump hotel brought in almost $20M
Document says Trump hotel brought in almost $20M

According to his financial disclosure, Trump has assets of at least $1.4 billion and income of at least $596.3 million in the 2016 calendar year. The 98-page disclosure document posted on the office's website showed liabilities for Mr Trump of at least US$130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of German-based Deutsche Ban...

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  • Central Portugal: Huge forest fire claims 57 lives
Central Portugal: Huge forest fire claims 57 lives

Some 60 forest fires broke out across the country during the night, with around 1 700 firefighters battling to put them out. Thirty bodies were found inside cars and nearly 20 more were found next to vehicles, Portuguese officials said .

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  • Senate Passes Sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation
Senate Passes Sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said the overwhelming passage of the measure "sends a strong signal to President Vladimir Putin while ensuring the Trump administration has the flexibility it needs". "We moved to make the Congress, not the President, the final arbiter of sanctions relief when necessary", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

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  • Man detained outside the Palace of Westminster on suspicion of knife possession
Man detained outside the Palace of Westminster on suspicion of knife possession

He drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge , killing four, and fatally stabbed a policeman guarding the gates of parliament before being shot dead by armed officers. "The man reached for a knife", police said. Officers shouted "knife, knife, knife" before bringing down the suspect and surrounding him, submachine guns raised, and pinning h...

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  • J&K: Bodies of 3 militants killed in Anantnag encounter found
J&K: Bodies of 3 militants killed in Anantnag encounter found

Six policemen were killed when heavily-armed terrorists attacked a vehicle in which they were travelling in the outskirts of Kashmir's Anantnag district. Rebels fighting to end Indian rule of Kashmir have stepped up attacks in recent weeks on government forces patrolling the area as counter-insurgency operations intensify.

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  • Led anti-ISIS coalition can not confirm Russian report on Baghdadi
Led anti-ISIS coalition can not confirm Russian report on Baghdadi

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed in an air strike by Russian forces in on the outskirts of Raqqa in Syria , last month, unconfirmed reports from Moscow said. "As a result of preemptive airstrikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces on June 6 and 8, [two] Daesh field commanders... were eliminated". Baghdadi - ...

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  • Pollsters project Macron alliance winning big majority
Pollsters project Macron alliance winning big majority

Socialist leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis admitted a "historic defeat" for his party and resigned from his post. Macron was elected president in May after creating a centrist political movement that brought together millions of moderates who in the past had backed the Socialists or Republicans.

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  • Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship
Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship

A US destroyer was back in its home port after colliding before dawn Saturday with a container ship four times its size, leaving seven sailors missing . In addition to the missing , at least three other sailors-including the ship's captain, Cmdr. The incident was among the worst non-combat disasters in recent history for the U.S.

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  • Calls for Theresa May to resign as snap election delivers hung parliament
Calls for Theresa May to resign as snap election delivers hung parliament

Prior to the election , there was speculation that May would use the opportunity to reshuffle the cabinet; last night it was unclear if May would survive the election results . In term of the popular vote, the Conservatives won 43 per cent - a three point lead over Labour. Senior EU officials and politicians have said May can postpone the dat...

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