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Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns

Wildfires force evacuation of 12,000 in French Riviera towns Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of 12,000 people.
Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike

Venezuela regime hit by US sanctions, strike Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was hit by US sanctions and a 48-hour opposition-led nationwide strike on Wednesday, both aimed at thwarting his controversial plans to elect a new body to rewrite the constitution.
Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul

Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul Mon, 10 Jul, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over "brutality and terrorism" in Mosul on Monday, announcing his forces had ended the Islamic State group's rule over the country's second city.
At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir Mon, 10 Jul, 2017

Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two of militant attacks on police.

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory'

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory' Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their "victory" over Islamic State after nearly nine months of urban warfare, bringing an end to jihadist rule in the city.
Cease-fire in southern Syria goes into effect

Cease-fire in southern Syria goes into effect Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

A ceasefire in southern Syria brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan began at noon local time on Sunday, with a monitor reporting quiet in three southern provinces.
Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after 5 killed in Kashmir

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after 5 killed in Kashmir Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Pakistan says it has summoned an Indian diplomat after five civilians were killed by "unprovoked" Indian fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region.

Thousands evacuated in Poland after WWII bomb found

Thousands evacuated in Poland after WWII bomb found Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Authorities in Bialystok, Poland, evacuated about 10,000 people from their homes Sunday morning after a 500-kilogramme (1,100-pound) World War II-era bomb was found during construction work.
South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace

South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

South Sudan on Sunday marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world's newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war.
US-Russia agreement calls for cease-fire in southwest Syria

US-Russia agreement calls for cease-fire in southwest Syria Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump's first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first U.S.-Russian effort under Trump's presidency to stem Syria's six-year civil war.
Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia

Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Thousands of residents in the interior of Western Canada's British Columbia province have evacuated their homes because of two rapidly spreading wildfires as high temperatures, heavy winds and dry conditions made it tough for authorities to control the blazes.
Former martial arts star Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election

Former martial arts star Battulga wins Mongolian presidential election Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Populist former martial arts star and businessman Khaltmaa Battulga has won Mongolia's presidential run-off election, according to voter data from the General Election Commission released on Saturday.
More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16 Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Japanese rescue crews took advantage of a break in the weather on Saturday to search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rose to 16, the NHK state broadcaster reported.
Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit

Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit Fri, 07 Jul, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face meeting Friday at a G20 summit marred by violent protests and a rift between America and its Western allies over climate change and trade.
Palestinians hail UNESCO Hebron vote slammed by Israel

Palestinians hail UNESCO Hebron vote slammed by Israel Fri, 07 Jul, 2017

The Palestinians hailed a UNESCO decision Friday to add the heart of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron to the endangered world heritage list, but Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called it "delusional".

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