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High temperatures, dry conditions and strong winds have started blazes and fanned flames in the region. Both were listed as 100 percent contained by the Great Basin Coordination Center . The blaze broke out late on Monday afternoon and quickly grew to almost 1.5 square miles (200 hectares), the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
  • Former UM lecturer-turned-militant killed in Marawi battle

    Former UM lecturer-turned-militant killed in Marawi battle

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    Singapore daily The Straits Times cited Philippine General Eduardo Año as its source, saying the 38-year-old former lecturer from Universiti Malaya's (UM) Islamic Studies faculty was wounded in battle last month and believed to have died on June 7.
  • Modi launches India-Portugal Intl Startup Hub in Lisbon

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    The leaders of the world's two-largest democracies exchanged pleasantries in a phone call in January when Trump invited Modi to the White House . Later during a community reception, Modi presented Costa with the OCI card. "Today, India and Portugal have launched a portal in which youth from India and Portugal working in start-ups can share their experiences to move in the direction of setting up a global platform".
  • Five London towers being evacuated over fire safety fears: Authorities

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    Those living in the Taplow block on the Chalcots estate are to be rehoused in temporary accommodation following a joint inspection of the block by the London Fire Brigade and Camden Council. We want any residents who have concerns or questions to come to the information point so we can help them". I'm so angry because we had the meeting with the council last night and they tried to reassure us.
  • NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

    NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

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    There were points in Barack Obama's presidency when his support among Democrats dipped to a similar level. The margin of error for the tracking poll is +/- 2.5 percentage points. Most Americans, 57 percent, believe Comey more than Trump, 31 percent. Almost two-thirds of the people surveyed by CBS agree that Trump is more interested in protecting himself than protecting the USA from Russian interference, which only 30 percent believe he values more.
  • Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

    Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

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    The most heated debate was around the two police bills, which would make people carrying hypodermic needles disclose that to police and make it a crime to expose first responders to blood-borne pathogens. An industry source said that fact is making at least some insurers look more favorably on the legislation. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., is in a unique position as a leader among his colleagues.
  • Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

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    North Korean officials said he became comatose after he was given a sleeping pill following a botulism diagnosis. The University of Cincinnati doctors didn't find any evidence of botulism , but several neurologists said that doesn't rule it out.
  • Saudi Arabia says captured 3 Iran Revolutionary Guards from boat

    Saudi Arabia says captured 3 Iran Revolutionary Guards from boat

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    Two other boats that also approached Marjan managed to escape after the Saudi navy fired warning shots, the agency reported. The Saudi government is claiming that members on board the vessel approached its offshore oil field Marjan with the intent of carrying out a terrorist act, Reuters reports.
  • Trump says British election results 'surprising'

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    Britain's typically right-wing press savaged May over the election outcome, questioning whether she will be able to remain in power after a result that leaves her reliant on uniting rival factions within her party to deliver Brexit . German politician and European Union executive member Guenther Oettinger said, however, that a weak British leader increased the risk negotiations would turn out badly.
  • Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller: White House

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    Rosenstein was testifying in place of Sessions, who over the weekend canceled his own appearance before the committee and instead agreed to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich praised Robert Mueller when he was appointed special counsel but has since changed his opinion.
  • Trump appears to confirm he is under investigation

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    Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May after Rosenstein authored a memo advising him to do so. Trump later said he had planned to fire Comey regardless of what recommendation he received from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation .