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Strong winds reignite wildfires in central Portugal

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VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires in central Portugal on Monday, forcing the evacuation of several villages as the authorities hoped to limit the number of residents at risk. Trees are seen after a forest fire near the village of Cardigos, Portugal July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante So far Read More

‘No sorties in the area’: Moscow says reports on deadly Idlib airstrike are ‘fake’

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No Russian jet has flown a combat sortie over the Idlib district in Syria, Moscow has said. The defense ministry was responding to allegations by “UK- and US-funded White Helmets” that civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike. The alleged attack targeted the town of Maaret al-Numan, it’s been claimed. Dubbing the information “fake,” the Read More

‘Election gimmicks’: Head of Sri Lanka church blasts ‘selfish’ govt over Easter bombings probe

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The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has lambasted the country’s government over its alleged failure to avert the tragic Easter week bombings there, which killed 258 and left hundreds permanently injured. “The selfish power-hungry leaders did not worry about ordinary people… The leaders did not heed intelligence warnings… the Security Council did Read More

Masked assailants attack Hong Kong protesters in subway

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter Clashes in Hong Kong escalated into violence on Sunday as police launched tear gas at pro-democracy protesters and a group of masked assailants attacked people making their way back from the rally in a subway station. The firing of tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who Read More

Graphic VIDEO shows men armed with sticks thrashing commuters after Hong Kong protest

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A group of masked men in white T-shirts was filmed brutally assaulting train passengers with wooden sticks shortly after a massive opposition rally ended in Hong Kong. Some 45 people were injured, one critically. A video surfaced on social media showing a group of men, many of them wearing surgical masks and armed with what Read More

Lightning kills 32, injures dozens as monsoon batters India

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At least 32 people have died in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and many more were injured across the country after being struck by lightning, the deadliest weather event in India that claims over 2,500 lives every year. Bolts of lightning were lethal for at least 32 people across 10 cities and districts in Uttar Read More

UK to send 250 troops to Mali for dangerous peacekeeping mission

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By Alistair Bunkall, defence and security correspondent, in Mali The UK is to send 250 troops to Mali in the biggest peace-keeping deployment since Bosnia and potentially the most dangerous mission for British forces since Afghanistan. The soldiers will form a long-range reconnaissance task group, specifically chosen for their ability to operate in small teams Read More

Several injured as car collides with crowds at cemetery

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Several people have been injured – one of them seriously – after a car drove into crowds at a cemetery in Dundalk, Co Louth. The incident happened at St Patrick’s Cemetery at about 3.40pm, police said. A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene and is being held in Dundalk Garda station. A Read More

Villagers, firefighters battle huge blazes in central Portugal

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VILA DE REI/MACAO, Portugal (Reuters) – As flames closed in on villages in central Portugal on Sunday afternoon, locals were forced to take matters into their own hands, protecting their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the blaze. A firefighting plane dumps water on a forest fire Read More

Several injured as ‘car collides with crowds’ at cemetery

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Several people have been injured – one of them seriously – amid reports a car has collided with crowds at a cemetery in Dundalk, Co Louth. According to The Irish Times, the incident happened during a Blessing of the Graves ceremony. Simon Conroy, one eyewitness, estimated hundreds of people were gathered at St Patrick’s cemetery Read More