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Laos: Hundreds missing after dam collapses

Laos News Agency reports that the accident in the southeastern province of Attapeu has released five billion cubic metres of water, enough to fill more than two million Olympic swimming pools. Another official of SK Engineering & Construction said the company ordered the evacuation of 12 villages as soon as it became clear that the dam could collapse. [Full Article...]

Greek wildfires: 'Mati doesn't even exist as a settlement any more'

Greek wildfires: 'Mati doesn't even exist as a settlement any more' Bodies lay on roadsides, and in one area, a group of 26 people were found dead - some locked in an embrace as the flames closed in. Residents and visitors in the area did not escape in time even though they were a few metres from the sea or in their homes. [Full Article...]

Investigators raid home of French president's bodyguard

Investigators raid home of French president's bodyguard Alexandre Benalla, 26, was sacked Friday after footage was released of him hitting the man at least twice as riot police looked on while breaking up a May Day protest in Paris . Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the left-wing party Unsubmissive France (La France Insoumise), on Thursday called for a no-confidence motion against the government unless it provides an explanation for the incident involvin... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Hunt warns 'only Vladimir Putin' wants a no deal Brexit

Jeremy Hunt warns 'only Vladimir Putin' wants a no deal Brexit The EU had already dismissed mutual recognition and has said it won't adapt its equivalence system in the way Britain wants. Britain is home to 1,200 global TV channels that beam programmes to viewers in the European Union, but without an EU licence they would have to relocate, Minns said. [Full Article...]

Miami Beach building collapses, injuring one person

Miami Beach building collapses, injuring one person The 12-storey Marlborough House was to be torn down for construction of a new oceanfront building. WSVN-TV reports the victim was a construction worker who is in critical condition in the trauma center. There had been permits for the 13-floor beachfront condo property, at 5775 Collins Avenue, to be demolished, Miami Beach Police tweeted. An investigation has begun into how the building colla... [Full Article...]

Modi becomes first Indian PM to set foot in Rwanda

Modi becomes first Indian PM to set foot in Rwanda Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Rwandan capital Kigali this afternoon on the first leg of his five-day three-nation visit to Africa. Briefing the media, TS Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the External Affairs Ministry, said India will open its first mission in Rwanda very soon. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors in Michael Cohen case get 12 audio recordings from 'special master'

Prosecutors in Michael Cohen case get 12 audio recordings from 'special master' Jones has been providing periodic updates on the privilege review of over four million items, mostly electronic, that were found on numerous computer storage devices and cellular phones seized from Cohen. "All of the information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized, that's not under lock and key", Avenatti said . "I can think of no good legal reason for the Trump team not to assert p... [Full Article...]

Ecuador's Agenda: Squeezing and Surrendering Assange

Ecuador's Agenda: Squeezing and Surrendering Assange Assange has been holed up in the embassy since 2012, after he fled Sweden over allegations of sexual assault and rape. Sweden has since dropped its case against him, but Assange believes he will be extradited to the U.S. "It is our wish that this is brought to an end, and we would like to make the assurance that if he were to step out of the embassy, he would be treated humanely and properly", D... [Full Article...]

Trump says his campaign was spied upon illegally, offers no evidence

Trump says his campaign was spied upon illegally, offers no evidence Cohen and lawyers representing President Trump are asking the court to block Justice Department officials from reading documents and materials related to Cohen's relationship with President Trump that they believe should be protected by attorney-client privilege. [Full Article...]

Korea starts dismantling key part of launch site: USA group

Korea starts dismantling key part of launch site: USA group During a landmark meeting between President and Kim Jong-un in Singapore last month, the two leaders signed a deal to work towards the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula". Gen. Vincent Brooks, the commander of US forces on the Korean Peninsula, said on Friday that the challenge with North Korea is making progress despite a lack of trust on both sides. [Full Article...]

Israel rescues Syrian volunteers stranded in border area

Israel rescues Syrian volunteers stranded in border area A Syrian civil defense volunteer, known as the White Helmets , holds the body of a child after he was pulled from the rubble following a government forces air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Karm Homad in the northern city of Aleppo, on October 4, 2016. [Full Article...]

First Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years emerges

First Eritrean ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years emerges Eritrea and Ethiopia have so far agreed to open embassies, develop ports and restart flights. The embassy visit marked the end of Isaias's three-day stay in Ethiopia which also saw him visiting an industrial park and attending dinner and a concert on Sunday evening. [Full Article...]

Trump considering revoking ex-Obama officials' clearance

In addition to Brennan, Sanders named former FBI Director James Comey; former director of national intelligence James Clapper; retired Gen. Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA; former national security adviser Susan Rice; and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe . [Full Article...]

Candidate from Imran Khan's Party Injured, His Driver Killed In Pak Blast

He "succumbed to his injuries in Combined Military Hospital after a suicide bomber blew himself up near his Land Cruiser (SUV) this morning", district police chief Zaheer Afridi told AFP. In 2013, Gandapur's brother Israrullah, who was then the provincial law minister, was killed in an attack on his home. And at least 20 people, including Haroon Bilour, leader of the Awami National Party, died i... [Full Article...]

USA not ‘afraid to tackle’ Iran regime at ‘highest level’: Pompeo

USA not ‘afraid to tackle’ Iran regime at ‘highest level’: Pompeo Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has long pushed for a tougher stance against Iran by worldwide powers, praised Trump on Monday. The late-night missive from Trump was in response to earlier remarks from Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani , in which he said that war with Iran would be "the mother of all wars ". [Full Article...]

Duterte ally and ex-Philippine president Arroyo gets house speaker job

Duterte ally and ex-Philippine president Arroyo gets house speaker job The House of Representatives' (HOR) session was abruptly adjourned a few minutes after 12 noon after nearly an hour of talks among members of the majority caucus. He also remained seated at the rostrum as Duterte delivered his speech. Several reports have said that Alvarez's ousting was led by Duterte's daughter , Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. [Full Article...]

U.S. not ‘afraid to tackle’ Iran regime at ‘highest level’: Pompeo

U.S. not ‘afraid to tackle’ Iran regime at ‘highest level’: Pompeo Mr Trump this year pulled the U.S. out of the global deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and ordered increased American sanctions. With Rouhani's threat of retaliation against any potential attack against Iran, he also offered a message of peace - expressing a desire to come to agreeable terms with the U.S. [Full Article...]

Manafort’s Trial Delayed to July 31 So His Lawyers Can Better Prepare

With a July 31 start date, Manafort's trial is coincidentally set to begin on the second anniversary of the FBI's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's campaign, which Manafort once ran, and Russian Federation. "I'm not in the theater business". Here are the five people who have immunity: Donna Duggan , James Brennan , Conor O'Brien, Cindy Laporta , and Dennis Raico . [Full Article...]

College student Mollie Tibbetts missing in Iowa after going running

College student Mollie Tibbetts missing in Iowa after going running Poweshiek county sheriff Thomas Kriegel said: "Everything's on the table, unfortunately". Her aunt, Kim Calderwood said it was not at all like the young woman she described as "very responsible and conscientious". "She might have a FitBit on and she might have her cellphone, but obviously we've tried just calling her but it's either off or dead so it would go straight to voicemail", Jack says. [Full Article...]

Toronto shooting: woman and attacker dead, 13 others injured

Toronto shooting: woman and attacker dead, 13 others injured According to EMS, around 10 victims were shot, and one of them may be a minor. The shooter is also dead. Mr Saunders said the police presence would be increased in the Danforth area following the shooting . PHOTOS: Numerous people shot along Danforth Av in #Toronto 's Greektown. Hudon confirmed the man suffered a fatal gunshot wound, but it's unclear whether he was shot by police or the wou... [Full Article...]


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