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Greece wildfires: Dozens dead as infernos rage near Athens

[ad_1] Residents told of horrifying scenes as flames engulfed a seaside village, where the only way out for some was to run for the water.Boats were mobilized in a hurriedly-organized rescue operation as the flames took hold on Monday night. Reuters reported that 696 people were picked up from beaches and 19 from the sea. Rescuers also retrieved four bodies from the sea.The Greek fire service confirmed that 25 people were found dead close to the seaside resort village of Mati as they tried to escape the fires.At least 164 adults and 23 children have been injured in the blazes,...

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Japan: Heat spikes to 41.1C near Tokyo as high temps to continue until August

[ad_1] In Kumagaya, a city near Tokyo, the mercury rose to 41.1 degrees (105.98F), the highest ever on record in Japan, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, almost 12 degrees hotter than average temperatures at this time of year. Temperatures had eased off slightly Tuesday, but were still forecast to rise to the high 30s in both Kumagaya and Tokyo. Schools across Japan -- which are currently on summer break -- have canceled sporting and outdoors events. The Hanagasa Junko parade, the second largest event of the Gion Matsuri festival, has also been canceled due to high temperatures. Around 300...

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21 killed in Vietnam floods

[ad_1] In Vietnam, 21 people have died and more people are missing after Tropical Depression Son Tinh triggered flash floods and landslides, submerging villages in the northern provinces of Thanh Hoa and Yen Bai, state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported Sunday. Local government groups are "searching for missing ones, arranging temporary accommodation for households who have lost their homes, and actively evacuating and relocating people from dangerous areas," VNA said.The government is also mobilizing forces to fix infrastructure, including homes, heath care centers, hospitals and schools.Winds from the storm had reached up to 52 kph (32 mph) at 10 a.m....

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CIA official: China is waging a ‘cold war’ against us

[ad_1] Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum during a session on the rise of China, Collins, the deputy assistant director of the CIA's East Asia Mission Center, said Chinese President Xi Jinping and his regime are waging a "cold war" against the US."By their own terms and what Xi enunciates I would argue by definition what they're waging against us is fundamentally a cold war, a cold war not like we saw during the Cold War, but a cold war by definition. A country that exploits all avenues of power licit and illicit, public and private, economic and military, to...

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Why on earth would Trump invite Putin back for more? Here are some theories

[ad_1] If you thought that the confluence of the US indicting Russian agents just before Trump's alone time with Russian President Vladimir Putin and subsequent cowed press conference was awkward, your head is going to spin in a few months, when special counsel Robert Mueller prosecutes former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and then voters head to polls.Adding to this brew, the White House has now reportedly invited Putin to Washington for another summit this fall and work on issues they discussed in private in Helsinki this week. Time and date TBD. (And no word yet on whether Putin has...

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Thai cave boys recall battle to survive — and moment they were found

[ad_1] In their first public remarks since emerging from their two-week ordeal last week, the boys recounted their side of an extraordinary story that captured the imagination of the world.Dressed in matching Wild Boars team shirts, the boys and their coach appeared happy and relaxed as they faced the world's media after being discharged from Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital on Wednesday.Adun Sam-On, a 14-year-old who became famous after responding in English to the first British diver to reach the group, spoke of his shock on realizing they had been discovered. All he could think to say was, "Hello!" "I thought...

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US offers no details as Russia claims Trump and Putin reached military agreements

[ad_1] Trump and Putin met for about two hours during their summit in Helsinki with only translators present. It is still not clear what the two men discussed or agreed to during their meeting."The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is ready for practical implementation of the agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in the sphere of international security achieved at the Helsinki summit," Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a Russian military spokesman, said in a statement Tuesday.The Russian military "is ready to intensify contacts with the US colleagues in the General Staff and...

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Japan floods: Heat wave adds to misery in devastated areas

[ad_1] Six people died on Saturday, and two people on Sunday, Kyodo News reported, as thousands sought medical treatment for heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Of 33 people who sought medical help in Hiroshima Sunday, three were volunteers who were helping with the clean up, according to the city's disaster management office.Nineteen people remain missing or unaccounted for from the floods, and 64,000 personnel are still conducting search and rescue operations, officials said Monday.Temperatures reached a scorching high of 38.8 degrees Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit) in Ibigawa, Gifu prefecture on Sunday. Several locations, including Kurashiki City in Okayama and...

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China prevents its investors buying into the stock

[ad_1] China isn't making life any easier for one of its leading smartphone makers. After a disappointing initial public offering last week, Xiaomi shares fell sharply Monday after mainland Chinese investors were denied the ability to buy into the company. The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges on Saturday banned mainland Chinese residents from investing in companies with two types of shares, a structure that gives some investors more power than others. Most Chinese investors have "a lack of understanding of these new...

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