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Late-season fires flare up in drought-stricken parts of Alaska

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ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – Late-season wildfires during one of the driest summers on record in Anchorage have destroyed homes, forced evacuations, closed roads and schools and poured sometimes-dangerous levels of smoke into the state’s most populous region. The Rainbow 2 Fire burning approximately 15 miles west of Delta Junction and west of the Tanana River near Read More

White House says no recession in sight, pushes China trade talks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States. FILE PHOTO: White House chief economic adviser Read More

‘An eye for an eye’: Hong Kong protesters chant in huge rally

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters are making their way through the streets of Hong Kong chanting anti-government slogans. The words “SS Nazi” have been scrawled on walls in the city and the marches follow hours of gatherings at the city’s Victoria Park and surrounding streets. Sky News correspondent Diana Magnay, who is in Hong Kong, Read More

Meteorite lights up Mediterranean sky in spectacular DASHCAM FOOTAGE

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The moment a meteorite blasted through the Earth’s atmosphere and created an enormous fireball that lit up the skies over the Italian island of Sardinia has been captured in awe-inspiring dashcam footage. The stunning moment was caught by a driver who was traveling on a road near Torre Grande on the Mediterranean island on Friday. Read More

There is a palpable sense of shame in Hong Kong

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By Diana Magnay, news correspondent, in Hong Kong Protest movements over time, just as crowds do, ebb and swell – gathering momentum only to deflate again as if heaving a collective sigh. Tuesday night at the airport by all accounts was a moment where a mob – albeit small – turns monstrous, gripped by adrenaline Read More

Protesters gather in Hong Kong for anti-government rally

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Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park for a major anti-government rally. A couple of underground stations have been closed to prevent overcrowding because so many people have been arriving. Many of those there are wearing black and carrying umbrellas, which have become a symbol of the protests. Drenched by Read More

400 holidaymakers evacuated as tourist ferry STRIKES ROCKS en route from Ibiza

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A Spanish ferry packed with hundreds of tourists and their cars has run aground on her way from Ibiza and Majorca, setting off a dramatic rescue effort throughout the night by coast guard and other emergency services. Pinar del Rio, a fast ferry operated by Balearia, ran aground near Benidorm in southeastern Spain, the company Read More

Rashida Tlaib’s West Bank trip was ‘provocation to embarrass Israel’ – Israeli interior minister

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Israel’s interior minister has fired another shot in the scuffle over US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) plan to visit the West Bank, accusing the congresswoman of staging a ‘provocation’ to humiliate Israel. Interior Minister Aryeh Deri condemned Tlaib’s motives in a tweet on Friday morning, after the congresswoman announced that she would not make the Read More

British ski instructor jailed for 10 years over Australia rape

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A British ski instructor who punched and bit a woman while raping her in the street after violently attacking her male friend has been jailed for 10 years. Matthew James Williams, 29, who pleaded guilty in April, committed the vicious attack in July, last year, in Jindabyne, a resort town in the Snowy Mountains around Read More

Crude oil futures rise on robust US economic data, Trump comments

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Crude oil futures were higher during mid-morning trade in Asia Friday, as robust US economic data released Thursday night gave some respite to markets that were trading lower on fears of a looming global recession. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now At 10:45 am in Singapore (0245 Read More