• Twin California wildfires are largest in state's history
Twin California wildfires are largest in state's history

Officials have confirmed that six people, including two firefighters and a woman and her two great-grandchildren, have died. Six other people, including two firefighters, have been killed by the Carr Fire , which has grown into the state's seventh-most destructive fire in California history.

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  • Maduro Survives Drone Assassination Attempt
Maduro Survives Drone Assassination Attempt

Venezuelan authorities said on Sunday they have detained six people over drone explosions the day before at a rally led by President Nicolas Maduro, as his critics warned the socialist leader would use the incident to crack down on adversaries.

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  • Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism
Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

Representatives for Canada's foreign department didn't respond to a request for comment. "We urge the Saudi authorities to immediately release them and all other peaceful human rights activists", the Canadian tweet said . "Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this hard time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Ra...

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  • Tourist plane crashes in Swiss Alps, 20 dead
Tourist plane crashes in Swiss Alps, 20 dead

The Junker Ju-52 aircraft smashed into a mountainside near the resort of Flims in the east of the country on Saturday. Among those killed were 17 people from Switzerland and a three-person family from Austria. Investigators said that it could take time to determine the cause of the crash because the aircraft was so old. The area around the cras...

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  • Senate Dems Will End Boycott, Meet With Kavanaugh To Push Doc Requests
Senate Dems Will End Boycott, Meet With Kavanaugh To Push Doc Requests

National Archives General Counsel Gary Stern pointed out that this request far exceeded past document requests for other Supreme Court Justice candidates. "Senate Democrats intend to demand that he call for and support the release of all of his files from his time in the Bush White House", the aide said.

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  • Lynchburg residents evacuated as flood waters overtop dam
Lynchburg residents evacuated as flood waters overtop dam

The University of Lynchburg , which sits next to College Lake, is open Friday. A press conference is scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. for an update. Photos from Thursday showed muddy water deluging the dam and the road that separates College Lake from Blackwater Creek, while rescuers were shown using rafts to ferry people from their apartments to...

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  • POW/MIA Accounting Agency begins process of identifying Korean War remains
POW/MIA Accounting Agency begins process of identifying Korean War remains

Other countries under the command of the United Nations also have troops that are still unaccounted for , including the UK, Australia and Canada. The commander of US Forces Korea, General Vincent Brooks, said at the recent Aspen Security Forum that North Korea's "production capability is still intact".

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  • Donald Trump's tweet on Muller probe 'opinion not order': White House
Donald Trump's tweet on Muller probe 'opinion not order': White House

It was Trump's most direct call for his top USA law enforcement officer to shut down Special Counsel Robert Mueller's criminal investigation and Democrats promptly accused the president of trying to obstruct justice. Sekulow said the president has been making similar statements for months, as have his lawyers. "A tweet is like anything else". ...

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  • Mollie Tibbetts 'Sighting': Was She Seen in Missouri?
Mollie Tibbetts 'Sighting': Was She Seen in Missouri?

State investigators have said they pursue all leads and have conducted multiple searches. "The Kearney Missouri Police Department did respond to a possible sighting on 7-26-2018 at a truck stop within our jurisdiction", local police said in an official statement.

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  • Online blueprints of 3-D guns blocked by Washington Judge
Online blueprints of 3-D guns blocked by Washington Judge

Texas-based company Defence Distributed was previously ordered by the State Department to cease the publication of the blueprints in 2013, but had reached a settlement in June allowing them to make the plans available for download as of August 1.

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  • Zimbabwe election: Troops clash with opposition protesters
Zimbabwe election: Troops clash with opposition protesters

Zimbabwe's president said on Thursday (Friday NZ Time) his government has been in touch with the main opposition leader in an attempt to ease tensions after deadly election-related violence, a day after he accused the opposition of inciting it.

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  • Firefighters outflank California blaze, last four missing found alive
Firefighters outflank California blaze, last four missing found alive

Jerry Brown. "All that is the new normal that we will have to face". Between July 26 and July 27, more than 20,000 residents of Redding were ordered to evacuate amid the rapidly-expanding Carr fire. Sanchez' home was destroyed in the fire. "Despite progress, the fires were only 12 percent contained". Meanwhile, at least three new fires erup...

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  • White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un
White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

Mr. Trump had said after their summit in Singapore with Kim that he would like the leader to come to the White House for a visit. Earlier Thursday, Trump thanked Kim on Twitter. The United States and North Korea conducted joint searches from 1996 until 2005, when Washington halted the operations, citing concerns about the safety of its person...

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  • Violence breaks out in Zimbabwe as Mugabe’s choice for president cries foul
Violence breaks out in Zimbabwe as Mugabe’s choice for president cries foul

Official results showed that the ruling Zanu-PF party had easily won most seats in the parliamentary ballot - strengthening President Emmerson Mnangagwa's chances of holding onto power in the presidential race. The 40-year-old vibrant leader says they have "won the popular vote". Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor, yesterday said results had not been...

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  • U.S. Spy Agencies Say North Korea is Building New Missiles
U.S. Spy Agencies Say North Korea is Building New Missiles

Since late last month, a series of United States intelligence reports indicating that the North is increasing the production of enriched uranium, a key component for nuclear weapons, have been leaked to the USA media. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged during Senate testimony last week that North Korean factories "continue to produce...

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  • Imran Khan To Invite Modi for Swearing
Imran Khan To Invite Modi for Swearing

Dr Nighat Aftab, a Pakistani physician in Dubai, said that, regardless of the allegations, she hopes Mr Khan and his new government will change their nation's future for the better and rid them of corruption. It had been dubbed " Pakistan's dirtiest election" but for now, Khan's victory represents an end to decades of rotating leadership between t...

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  • Zimbabwe: Expect Results From 3.pm - ZEC
Zimbabwe: Expect Results From 3.pm - ZEC

But Bloomberg reported that the Zimbabwe Election Support Network, an association of 34 civil rights and religious organisations, said that while the political environment was calm and peaceful, the ruling party utilised state resources to campaign, used aid to force people to vote for it and enjoyed more favourable media coverage.

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  • Republicans request Kavanaugh documents
Republicans request Kavanaugh documents

Sen. Rand Paul announced today that he will support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court . Depending on turnout at the time of the vote, Democrats will likely need all 49 members of their caucus to vote against confirmation and then persuade one or two Republicans to vote against Judge Kavanagaugh as well.

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  • U.S. economy grows 4.1%, the fastest pace since 2014
U.S. economy grows 4.1%, the fastest pace since 2014

But many think the annual 4.1 percent growth rate last quarter is likely the high point for any one quarter. THE FACTS: Trump is correct that a lower trade deficit helped growth in the April-June quarter, but it's not necessarily for a positive reason.

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  • Northern California Wildfire Raging Into Its Fourth Day
Northern California Wildfire Raging Into Its Fourth Day

Gouvea spoke at a news conference with fire and law enforcement officials. "My sympathy goes out to the family", Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said. Firefighters from various San Diego County fire departments scratch out a fire line in De Luz on Saturday. Here's how you can help those impacted by the Carr Fire: GoFundMe has published a run...

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