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Hundreds of homes evacuated as wildfire spreads north of Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES About 300 homes were evacuated as a fast-moving wildfire burned through some 11,000 acres (4,450 hectares) of parched land northwest of Los Angeles on Saturday, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department said. The post Hundreds of homes evacuated as wildfire spreads north of Los Angeles | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Obama: dark Trump vision ‘doesn’t really jibe’ with facts
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WASHINGTON The dark vision of America under siege described by Donald Trump in his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination does not mesh with reality, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday The post Obama: dark Trump vision ‘doesn’t really jibe’ with facts | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Brazil holds terror suspects, seeks leads about possible Olympic threat
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BRASILIA Brazil held 10 presumed Islamist militants in isolation cells at a maximum security jail on Friday as police combed their computers and mobile phones for information about possible threats to next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said after the arrests on Thursday that the men formed a disorganized group of "amateurs" who contacted each other via social media and had little clue of how to become terrorists. His statements, however, did not go down well at ABIN, Brazil's intelligence agency, or the Federal Police, where sources told Reuters the minister had underplayed the terrorist threat by portraying the group as a bunch of crazy young men The post Brazil holds terror suspects, seeks leads about possible Olympic threat | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Funeral for slain Baton Rouge police officer draws thousands
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BATON ROUGE, La. Police officers from across the United States were among several thousand mourners gathered at a church in Louisiana's state capital on Friday for the first of three funerals for policemen killed this week by an Iraq war veteran The post Funeral for slain Baton Rouge police officer draws thousands | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Trump in the spotlight for big Cleveland convention speech
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CLEVELAND Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gets his best chance to date on Thursday night to lay out his rationale for why Americans should choose him over Democrat Hillary Clinton, trying to close out a raucous convention on an upbeat note. Trump, a New York businessman who has never held elective office, needs a strong performance to improve his chances of getting a boost in opinion polls from the four-day Republican National Convention as Democrats prepare for their own, more scripted version next week in Philadelphia. The post Trump in the spotlight for big Cleveland convention speech | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Doctors devise care plan for babies as Zika threat looms in U.S.
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CHICAGO As U.S. public health officials try to determine whether Zika has arrived in the country, doctors are establishing guidelines on how to care for the rising number of babies whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy. Florida this week said it is investigating a case of Zika not related to travel to an area where Zika is active, raising the possibility of local transmission. The post Doctors devise care plan for babies as Zika threat looms in U.S. | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Romania moves closer to ruling out possibility of legalising same-sex marriage
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BUCHAREST Romania moved a step closer to ruling out the possibility of legalising same-sex marriage on Wednesday when its top court paved the way for a referendum on defining marriage in the constitution as a union strictly between a man and a woman. The nine judges on the Constitutional Court ruled unanimously that a proposal signed by 3 million Romanians this year to change the constitution's definition of marriage was valid The post Romania moves closer to ruling out possibility of legalising same-sex marriage | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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U.S. blacklists three al Qaeda members living in Iran
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WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday blacklisted three members of al Qaeda living in Iran, saying they had helped the Islamist militant group on the battlefield, with finance and logistics, and in mediating with Iranian authorities. Iran has held several al Qaeda high-ranking members and lower-level militants since the Sept The post U.S. blacklists three al Qaeda members living in Iran | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Bodies of 21 women, one man found on migrant boat in Mediterranean – MSF
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ROME The bodies of 21 women and one man were found on a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said. MSF said more than 200 survivors had been rescued from the rubber dinghy and transferred to one of the group's own boats. It said the bodies had been on the dinghy "for hours on end". The post Bodies of 21 women, one man found on migrant boat in Mediterranean – MSF | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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