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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

‘Grave aggression’: Israel begins demolition of residential buildings in the West Bank

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Israel has started demolishing 13 residential buildings in East Jerusalem’s Wadi Hummus for being too close to the separation barrier, even though the area falls under the Palestinian Authority’s administration. Israel Defense Force soldiers were seen placing explosives in a building set for demolition after they arrived before dawn. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said 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

Hong Kong clashes involving protesters, police and masked men turn violent

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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 commuters in a subway station. The firing of tear gas was the latest confrontation between police and protesters who have taken to the streets for almost Read More

Police tell criminals to take the weekend off as stifling heat grips US

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Police in the US have told criminals to take the weekend off as a sweltering heatwave causes disruption across the East Coast. In a tongue-in-cheek plea on their Facebook page, officers in Boston wrote: “Due to the extreme heat, we are asking anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold Read More

Tear gas fired as police and protesters clash in Hong Kong

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters – hours after a largely peaceful rally against a now-suspended extradition bill. Officers waved a black warning flag before throwing gas canisters at campaigners after they refused to leave the area. Organisers of a march, to call for Read More

Wildfires hit central Portugal, 1,000 firefighters mobilized

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LISBON (Reuters) – More than 1,000 firefighters battled three blazes sweeping across central Portugal early on Sunday, prompting authorities to partially evacuate a village and leaving one person with severe injuries. Strong winds are making it tougher for firefighters to put out the blazes, which started on Saturday afternoon in Castelo Branco, a district 225 Read More

Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern U.S., with sweaty night ahead

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gargantuan heat wave hunkered down over the central and eastern United States on Saturday, sending residents to cooling centers and inflicting on Washington a heat index of 106 degrees F (41 C) with even steamier conditions in the forecast. A child cools off in a water feature at a park Read More

Strong quake jolts Athens, three people lightly injured

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday, briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running from buildings in panic. Rocks block part of a road following an earthquake in Aspropirgos, near Athens, Greece, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis The European Earthquake Read More

Strong quake felt in Athens, two people lightly injured

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People stand outside a department store on the Syntagma Square following the evacuation of nearby buildings after an earthquake in Athens, Greece, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the Greek capital Athens on Friday, knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running Read More