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People Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos
Author: 0 Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos

The floodings have reportedly killed at least 70 people, while over 200 are still listed as missing and over 6,600 people have lost their houses, according to the Office of Vietnam's National Committee for Incident, Disaster Response and Search and Rescue.

People Greece declares three days of mourning over wildfires
Author: 0 Greece declares three days of mourning over wildfires

The severely burnt bodies were entwined in groups in "a final attempt to protect themselves", said rescuer Vassilis Andriopoulos. Nikos Economopoulos, head of Greece's Red Cross told Sky , "They had tried to find an escape route but unfortunately these people and their kids didn't make it in time".

People North Korea dismantling key missile launch sites
Author: 0 North Korea dismantling key missile launch sites

North Koreans take a truck through a path amongst the fields, along the Yalu River, in Sakchu county, North Phyongan Province, North Korea , June 20, 2015. " Dismantling test infrastructure, especially for space launch vehicles, does not change this calculation". Officials from the Japanese and USA governments have criticized the North's space launch program as a thinly veiled way to test ballistic missile components.

People 20-Year-Old College Student Missing in Iowa
Author: 0 20-Year-Old College Student Missing in Iowa

The extensive search efforts near her home have so far been unsuccessful and her mother Laura Calderwood says the past five days have been "excruciating". A Facebook group dedicated to finding Ms Tibbetts has 10,266 members, as the community desperately searches for the missing woman. She has two brothers, Jake and Scott.

People Temperatures set to drop by a massive ten degrees by this weekend
Author: 0 Temperatures set to drop by a massive ten degrees by this weekend

The heat health watch warning is created to make local services aware that these conditions are being met, and for them to take action. The hottest July day on record is 36.7C, which was reached at Heathrow on 1 July 2015. However, other parts of the country should cool down a little by the end of the week, with rain coming in from the west and plenty expected in central and northern areas.

People Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as ’criminal’
Author: 0 Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as ’criminal’

It was the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war, now in its eighth year. In a statement posted to Twitter, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they carried out the evacuation at the request of the United States and European countries.

People Afghanistan sees rise of major bomb attacks in capital
Author: 0 Afghanistan sees rise of major bomb attacks in capital

Some reports said Gen Dostum's convoy was departing as the blast was heard. Responsibility for the attack claimed by the terrorist group "Islamic State". According to spokesperson Bashir Ahmad Tayanj, Dostum was travelling in an armoured vehicle and was unharmed. Dostum left Afghanistan in 2017 after the attorney general's office launched an investigation when an ally turned political rival accused Dostum of beating him, imprisoning him for two days and ordering his rape.

Author: 0 Congress pushes back against revoking clearances

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that the president is "exploring the mechanisms" to strip clearance from former CIA director John Brennan , along with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Jim Comey, former national intelligence director James Clapper and others.

People Paul Ryan Says Trump is Trolling Obama Officials
Author: 0 Paul Ryan Says Trump is Trolling Obama Officials

Sanders accused the former officials of having "politicized" or "monetized" their public service, in a reference to network contributor gigs and book deals some have gotten. Ryan also made clear that Putin will not be invited to speak to Congress. Ryan (R-Wis.) was asked about the possible White House action a day after press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump is "looking to take away" the clearances of half a dozen former senior national security and intelligence officials who ...

People Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet as Assad forces reach Golan Heights
Author: 0 Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet as Assad forces reach Golan Heights

It was the first time Israel shot down a Syrian jet in four years. In the statement, the IDF said it had observed an increase in internal fighting in Syria adjacent to Israel , including increased activity from Syria's air force. "Israel will not tolerate any violation of our sovereignty - not from Syria, not from Gaza, not from any other enemy that threatens our security", he said.

People Judge agrees to delay Manafort trial until next week
Author: 0 Judge agrees to delay Manafort trial until next week

In addition, US District Judge T.S. Ellis has granted the request for five witnesses to testify with immunity. At Monday's hearing in Virginia, Judge Ellis also ordered the special counsel to provide defense attorneys for Manafort with the names of 30 prospective witnesses for trial, which is scheduled to begin this week.

People Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer's tape 'perhaps illegal'
Author: 0 Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer's tape 'perhaps illegal'

The recording was seized in April when Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided Cohen's residences and office, seeking records related to McDougal and Cohen, among other documents. Davis said "any attempt at spin can not change what is on the tape". Giuliani added that Cohen was speaking with Trump to tell him that information and Cohen recommended Trump buy the rights from AMI.

People At Least 1 Dead, 9 Others Injured In Toronto Shooting
Author: 0 At Least 1 Dead, 9 Others Injured In Toronto Shooting

Witnesses said they heard between 10 and 20 shots around 10 p.m. EST Sunday along several blocks of busy Danforth Avenue in an area of Toronto known as Greektown. Get down, they said. "We started to hear people scream out front", Steinhauer told CBC . "We're just in shock right now", she said. Tory called the shooting an "unspeakable" act and said the time had come to confront the rising prevalence of guns in the city, which has experienced a spike in shootings in recent weeks.

People Donald Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation 'illegally spied' on Carter Page, campaign
Author: 0 Donald Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation 'illegally spied' on Carter Page, campaign

The documents were part of officials' application for a warrant to the secretive foreign intelligence surveillance court, which signed off on surveilling Page. Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Carter Page has denied he was an intelligence agent for Russian Federation, while lawmakers appeared on the morning political shows to urge the US President to act tougher toward the Kremlin.

Author: 0 Israeli military shoots down Syrian jet that infiltrated its airspace

The Syrian pilot was warned in several languages and on several different channels before Israel shot down the plane, Ynet reported , citing military spokesman Brigadier General Ronen Manelis. Israel had previously rejected a Russian proposal that Iranian forces be kept 80 km from the frontier, according to Israeli officials. The Syrians accused Israel of supporting terrorism.

People Several dead, hundreds missing after dam collapse in Laos
Author: 0 Several dead, hundreds missing after dam collapse in Laos

When contacted by phone in Laos" capital Vientiane an official told AFP: "We do not have any official reports about it yet. The Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Co Ltd of Thailand holds a 25 per cent stake and the Lao Holding State Enterprise holds 24 per cent.

People Former British PM calls for new referendum on Brexit
Author: 0 Former British PM calls for new referendum on Brexit

Asked whether he got such assurances, he said: "Well we actually didn't discuss that in any detail, but I think everyone understands Ireland's position when it comes to there not being a physical or hard Border between North and south - it's just something that we can not contemplate".

People Following Trump's warning, Iran's FM tweets back: 'Be Cautious!'
Author: 0 Following Trump's warning, Iran's FM tweets back: 'Be Cautious!'

However, at least as of last week, the Pentagon said those Iranian threats had not led the US military to reposition or add to forces in the Middle East. Pompeo reportedly claimed the nation's leadership "resembles the Mafia more than a government" and called Iran's clerics "hypocritical holy men".

Author: 0 Israel shoots down Syrian warplane as Golan frontier heats up

Smoke trails from two Patriot missiles can be seen near the Israeli city of Safed in northern Israel July 24, 2018. The shooting is the first time that Israel has taken down a manned Syrian regime aircraft since September 2014 , when another Russian-made Sukhoi jet was shot down in similar circumstances.

People Satellite photos show North Korea ‘dismantling rocket launch site’
Author: 0 Satellite photos show North Korea ‘dismantling rocket launch site’

Trump said after the June summit that Kim had pledged to dismantle one of his missile installations, which would be North Korea's most concrete concession to emerge from the Singapore meeting. This Sohae Satellite Launching Station had been used to test major long-range ballistic missiles and satellites. The U.S. State Department did not have an immediate comment on the negotiations, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on June North Korea had made a commitment to unilateral return the ...

People At least 20 die in wildfires raging near Athens
Author: 0 At least 20 die in wildfires raging near Athens

Heavy rain is forecast across southern Greece on Wednesday. BBC News reports countries including Italy, Germany, Poland and France have sent planes, vehicles and firefighters. Mayor of the Rafina-Pikermi area, Evangelos Bournous claimed he saw at least 100 homes and 200 cars in flames. The fire service was not able to confirm the figure.

People Why Twitter Won't Ban Trump Even After His Threat To Hassan Rouhani
Author: 0 Why Twitter Won't Ban Trump Even After His Threat To Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani had told a gathering of Iranian diplomats on Sunday: " Mr Trump , don't play with the lion's tail , this would only lead to regret". The timing of the heated remarks also raised the question of why Trump chose to issue his tweet late Sunday - after a week of negative attention for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last Monday, and the revelation that his attorney recorded him discussing hush money in 2016 that was paid to a woman who claimed she had an affair ...

People Satellite images show North Korea dismantling facilities at missile test site
Author: 0 Satellite images show North Korea dismantling facilities at missile test site

The facilities included a rocket engine test stand, which is used to develop liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles. "Since these facilities are believed to have played an important role in the development of technologies for the North's intercontinental ballistic missile program, these efforts represent a significant confidence-building measure on the part of North Korea", according to 38 North's Joseph Bermudez Jr.

People Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens
Author: 0 Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens

A state of emergency was declared in parts of Athens, the country's capital, as coast guard boats headed out in an attempt to rescue dozens of people trapped on beaches by fire. Greece sought worldwide help through the European Union as the fires on either side of Athens left lines of cars torched, charred farms and forests, and sent hundreds of people racing to beaches to be evacuated by navy vessels, yachts and fishing boats.

People In election-charged Pakistan, Mahathir makes an 'appearance'
Author: 0 In election-charged Pakistan, Mahathir makes an 'appearance'

Earlier, a suicide blast at an election rally on July 10, in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's capital, had killed 21 people including election candidate. The latest bombing is the fifth terror incident that targeted the election rallies in Pakistan. Former Pakistani cricket stars have come out in support of the cricketer-turned-politician as the country prepares to go to the polls.

People North Korea removes key facilities at missile launching station
Author: 0 North Korea removes key facilities at missile launching station

The website said imagery indicated the North had begun taking down a processing building and a rocket-engine test stand that had been used to test liquid-fuel engines at its Sohae Satellite Launching Station. Sohae, on the northwest coast of North Korea, has been used to test rockets, with the aim of putting a satellite into orbit. Separately on Tuesday, South Korea's Defence Ministry said it was planning "a test reduction of some guard post troops and equipment" along the heavily ...

People Gift herd: PM Modi to donate 200 cows to Rwanda
Author: 0 Gift herd: PM Modi to donate 200 cows to Rwanda

He will meet South African President. During his 2-day stay in capital Kampala, Mr Modi will hold talks with the country's leadership, and deliver the keynote address at the Ugandan Parliament, the first Indian Prime Minister to do so. In their talks, the two leaders also spoke highly of the growth of bilateral ties over the past 47 years since their countries established diplomatic relations.

People Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Bring Democratic Socialist Message to Kansas
Author: 0 Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Bring Democratic Socialist Message to Kansas

Democrat Kara Eastman won the May primary against moderate former Rep. Brad Ashford on messages much like Sanders's in Nebraska's 2nd District, which includes the city of Omaha and its suburbs. Thousands of people were in Wichita today (FRI) to rally for Democratic congressional candidate James Thompson - including two self-described democratic socialists.

People Trump Threatens Rohani, Iran With Historic 'Consequences'
Author: 0 Trump Threatens Rohani, Iran With Historic 'Consequences'

Asked by reporters at the White House whether he had concerns about provoking tensions with Iran, Trump said "None at all". Mainstream press carried one particular line from Rouhani's comments, suggesting he threatened "the mother of all wars ", although the full sentence offered more nuance.