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Arson Arrest Made In Fast-Moving Southern California Fire

Evacuations have been ordered for the Idyllwild, Pine Cove, Mountain Center, and Fern Valley areas. Almost 700 personnel are fighting to gain control of the fire. "We're throwing everything we can at it", U.S. Forest Service spokesman Lee Beyer told the Times . A third major blaze, the nearly two-week-old, 43,300-acre Ferguson Fire, forced much of Yosemite National Park to close on Wednesday, as it poured thick smoke into the valley in the Sierra Nevada Mountains some 170 miles east of ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Egyptian zoo accused of painting donkey to look like zebra

Egyptian zoo accused of painting donkey to look like zebra

Student Mahmoud Sarhan put the images on Facebook after visiting Cairo's International Garden municipal park. "I knew the shape of zebras, so it was easy to know". It wouldn't be the first time that this has happened. In 2013, a Chinese zoo in Henan province tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as an African lion , and in 2017 a zoo in Guangxi province disappointed visitors by exhibiting blow-up plastic penguins . Consulte Mais Informação

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USA senators to introduce tougher Russian Federation sanctions bill

USA senators to introduce tougher Russian Federation sanctions bill

The DETER Act would make sanctions more automatic and aim to punish Russia's finance, energy, defense and other sectors. "Because he talked about bringing the U.S. "So Putin knows going in, what the price of doing so is". He then ceded by imposing draconian sanctions on several Russian oligarchs, supposedly close to Vladimir Putin, senior government officials and the state-owned Russian defence exports company (Rosoboronexport). Consulte Mais Informação

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McConnell says Putin unwelcome on the Hill

McConnell says Putin unwelcome on the Hill

House Speaker Paul Ryan took a break from his GOP leadership duties on Wednesday to read a series of nasty (and funny) tweets aimed at his political character, his workout routine and the fate of his animal-infested SUV. Trump faced withering criticism after the Putin summit, including from former CIA Director John Brennan, who described the President's performance as "nothing short of treasonous". Consulte Mais Informação

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Three Palestinians killed following Israel Gaza artillery strikes

Three Palestinians killed following Israel Gaza artillery strikes

The army issued a statement saying it targeted Hamas military positions in the territory after a Palestinian sniper fired on Israeli soldiers "under the cover of 20 children that were sent towards the border fence as decoy". The clash comes five days after the last serious exchange along the fence that separates Israel and Gaza. A spokesman for the Hamas militant group, which rules the Gaza Strip, said the three were members of the Islamist organization's armed forces. Consulte Mais Informação

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Swedish activist stops flight from deporting Afghan man to 'hell'

Swedish activist stops flight from deporting Afghan man to 'hell'

Some passengers, including a football team, join Ersson in standing but she admits she is not sure if they are all doing so in solidarity with her. According to Facebook , Ersson is a student at Gothenburg University. The student's protest drew mixed reactions from the flight attendants and would-be travelers affected by her act of civil disobedience. After a tense standoff, during which the airport authorities declined to use force to eject Ersson, passengers broke into applause ... Consulte Mais Informação

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No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack

No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack

Reacting to the "terrible tragedy" in the early hours of Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: "The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and fearless - and we'll be there to support you through this hard time". On Tuesday, Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Toronto police investigators had found "no connection between [Hussain] and national security". Consulte Mais Informação

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United States to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

United States to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

The announcement that Brunson would be moved from prison to house arrest comes as the State Department hosts a Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom. The pastor, who denies the charges, faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday blasted Turkey over its detention of Brunson and threatened Ankara with U.S. Consulte Mais Informação

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Yosemite National Park closure leads to big crowds at other parks

Yosemite National Park closure leads to big crowds at other parks

Brandon N. McGlover, of Temecula, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of setting five fires, including one that threatened about 600 homes in the San Jacinto Mountains east of Los Angeles, state fire officials said. At least 1,000 hotel and camping bookings have been cancelled as Rangers went tent-to-tent to tell campers to pack up. "This is the first time Yosemite Valley has been closed due to a wildfire since 1990". Consulte Mais Informação

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N. Korea's media intensify demands for declaration to end Korean War

N. Korea's media intensify demands for declaration to end Korean War

He said he would be happy to answer the latter question if necessary in a classified setting, but suggested public statements on the issue would not help "a complex negotiation with a hard adversary". "Other administrations did actually get a detailed plan worked out". "It seems quite obvious that even if North Korea is negotiating sincerely, they aren't going to be willing to give up their nuclear capacity in the absence of a peace system that gives them regime security", Green said. Consulte Mais Informação

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