• Russian Federation: 18 dead after helicopter crashes in northern Siberia
Russian Federation: 18 dead after helicopter crashes in northern Siberia

The crash occurred at 5:43 a.m. Moscow time on Saturday. The second helicopter involved landed safely. The helicopter that crashed was manufactured in 2010 and the pilot had almost 6,000 hours of experience, including 2,300 as a captain, the UTair statement said.

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  • Mendocino Complex Fire now 4th largest wildfire in California history
Mendocino Complex Fire now 4th largest wildfire in California history

The wildfires are "extremely fast, extremely aggressive, extremely risky", said Scott McLean, a deputy chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. With blazes continuing to ravage the state, we set out on a fact check. "The big fires have scores of water-dropping helicopters getting water from nearby lakes and reserv...

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  • 'Heart-wrenching': Teenager robs nine-year-old's lemonade stand with BB pistol
'Heart-wrenching': Teenager robs nine-year-old's lemonade stand with BB pistol

That little boy will never be the same", Smith said. Deputies in North Carolina say they're seeking a teenager who robbed a 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint. Investigators said they recovered a metal tin, camo hat and black BB gun in a wooded area near the neighborhood. "I'm often seeing the young man selling organic lemonade", resident ...

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  • Five Dead in California 414 Crash
Five Dead in California 414 Crash

Hakimi and two victims were co-workers at Pacific Union International, a San Francisco Bay Area real estate firm. The family of one of the victims identified their daughter, 29-year-old Nasim Ghanadan of Danville, as one of those aboard the plane when it crashed.

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  • Salva Kiir promises new peace deal
Salva Kiir promises new peace deal "will not collapse"

The deal, which paves the way to a final peace accord aimed at ending the war in the world's youngest country, was signed in the presence of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his counterparts from Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti, along with foreign diplomats.

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  • Rick Gates Testifies That He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort
Rick Gates Testifies That He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort

That's what the former Trump campaign chairman's "right-hand man", Rick Gates , told jurors in Manafort's financial fraud trial. Paul Manafort's ongoing trial in Virginia, on charges that include bank and tax fraud, may be a sideshow to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's larger Russian Federation investigation, but it produced a pretty compe...

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  • Violent Chicago weekend leaves at least 11 dead, dozens hurt
Violent Chicago weekend leaves at least 11 dead, dozens hurt

The Chicago Tribune quotes Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham: "The city and the attorney general have set a risky precedent by granting these groups influence into the policy of the Chicago Police Department". The 17-year-old suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene by police. Johnson said, while investigato...

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  • Iran Scrambles to Ready Economy for US Sanctions
Iran Scrambles to Ready Economy for US Sanctions

Mr Trump had denounced the deal reached under his White House predecessor, Barack Obama, as one-sided in Iran's favor. Fear of sanctions and economic hardship have led to sporadic protests in several cities in Iran in the past days, with ordinary Iranians chanting slogans against Iranian leaders.

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  • Tucker on Paul Manafort Trial: Lead Prosecutor Weissmann 'Avenging Hillary's Defeat'
Tucker on Paul Manafort Trial: Lead Prosecutor Weissmann 'Avenging Hillary's Defeat'

Manafort faces charges of bank fraud and tax evasion that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. When it's the former campaign chairman for the current president of the United States, however, and it's the first trial brought by a special counsel tasked with investigating Russian interference in American democracy, things are a bit ...

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  • Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire
Utility worker killed near Northern California wildfire

Guidi said. He has been identified as Jairus Ayeta, who was in his 20s and worked as an apprentice lineman. Ayeta is the seventh person to die in the destructive blaze that has been burning for two weeks near Redding. The twirling tower of flame reached speeds of 143 miles per hour, which rivaled some of the most destructive Midwest tornadoes...

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  • Venezuelan leaders in Miami warn of attacks by Maduro against opposition
Venezuelan leaders in Miami warn of attacks by Maduro against opposition

Within seconds, Maduro said he heard a second explosion and pandemonium broke out. The foreign ministry in Damascus condemned "in the strongest possible terms the assassination attempt. "We believe that the regime will launch a fierce attack against the opposition, there will be more violations of human rights, and this gives rise to arrest, ac...

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  • Trump passes on opportunity to criticize LeBron James at OH rally
Trump passes on opportunity to criticize LeBron James at OH rally

Balderson, who polls have shown faces a tough battle against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a district where the GOP traditionally has dominated, was introduced by Trump to the crowd as "really smart" and a "really hard worker". Truck driver and Trump supporter Rob LaPat is attending his first Trump rally. "Oh excuse me, I nearly forgot I would hav...

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  • Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, recalls envoy

Saudi Arabia said it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy, underscoring a newly aggressive foreign policy led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudi foreign ministry called the use of "immediately release" in Canada's tweet "unfortunate, reprehensible, and unacceptable in relations between states".

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  • Takeaways From Tennessee's Primary
Takeaways From Tennessee's Primary

They questioned each other's allegiance to the president and his policies. Lee successfully portrayed himself as the conservative outsider, who built up a family HVAC and plumbing business to become a huge success, and never held an elected or appointed job in federal or state government.

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  • Hamiltonians slam Ontario Premier Doug Ford for slashing basic income program
Hamiltonians slam Ontario Premier Doug Ford for slashing basic income program

Though the Progressive Conservatives had promised to preserve the pilot project, Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod said the government reversed course after hearing from ministry staff that the program didn't help people become "independent contributors to the economy".

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  • Multiple protests in Iran over currency drop, economic woes
Multiple protests in Iran over currency drop, economic woes

The Iranian rial has fallen to 99,000 to the USA dollar despite a government-imposed rate of 44,000. Iran plans to implement a new financial rescue package to try and halt the rial's decline, coinciding with the re-imposition of severe U.S.

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  • Saudi-led coalition strikes hit Hodeidah
Saudi-led coalition strikes hit Hodeidah

At a closed session of the United Nations , US Ambassador Nikki Haley blamed today's attack on the Saudi-led coalition. Saudi Arabia has led a coalition of Arab countries to fight Houthis in Yemen since March 2015. The offer came a week after Saudi Arabia suspended its oil shipments through the Red Sea strait of Bab al-Mandeb after Hou...

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  • Trump attacks report that he’s anxious about son’s exposure to Mueller inquiry
Trump attacks report that he’s anxious about son’s exposure to Mueller inquiry

The meeting has come under intense scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with a Russian effort to sway the 2016 election in the Republican's favour. It was later revealed that Trump Jr. and others in the Trump campaign met with a Russian lawyer on the promise of recei...

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  • Israeli PM defends Jewish nation-state law after protest
Israeli PM defends Jewish nation-state law after protest

Netanyahu's comments at Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem came after weeks of protest from the Druze minority and others following the law's passage last month. "No one can teach us about sacrifice". "No one can preach to us about loyalty and the military cemeteries testify to this". Israel's 130,000 Druze live mostly in the north of t...

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  • Who let the goats out? Idaho neighbourhood invaded by runaway herd
Who let the goats out? Idaho neighbourhood invaded by runaway herd

Dunn said. "It's kind of amusing to see them in the road a ton, like not even caring about the cars". Eventually, it was discovered that the goats had come from " professional goat " company We Rent Goats . Neighbors looked stunned as the animals went yard to yard, eating whatever they could find. And a third person added: "I want them rel...

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  • Clash of GOP titans as Trump v Kochs feud escalates
Clash of GOP titans as Trump v Kochs feud escalates

McDaniel's warning came on the same day that Trump castigated mega-donor Charles Koch, chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, which he runs with his brother David Koch , who serves as executive vice president. Between the Koch's now only supporting four Republicans up for re-election, and their stated willingness to work with a...

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  • Man taunts bison in Yellowstone Park
Man taunts bison in Yellowstone Park

Take a look at the encounter below. Lindsey Jones shared the video on Facebook this week , showing a man out of his auto approaching a bison, flexing and grunting at the animal. Rangers arrested 55-year-old Raymond Reinke, of Pendleton, Oregon around 10:45 p.m. Thursday in Glacier National Park. During this exchange, Reinke reportedly told range...

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  • Magnitude seven quake strikes near Lombok
Magnitude seven quake strikes near Lombok

Sunday's quake was about 19 miles deep, the USGS said, and caused an electrical blackout so authorities were unable to immediately assess the damage. According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude 7.0 natural disaster struck early on Sunday evening at a depth of 10.5km (6 miles).

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  • Europe may hit record-high temps in heat wave that's killed 3
Europe may hit record-high temps in heat wave that's killed 3

Britain is set for another boiling hot weekend thanks to potentially record-breaking heat arriving from the continent. Forecasters at the UK Met Office have said temperatures in the Iberian Peninsula this weekend "could beat the all-time continental European record of 48C", which is a little over 118 degrees Fahrenheit, before the mercury...

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  • Switzerland: Two plane crashes claim several lives
Switzerland: Two plane crashes claim several lives

Officials said 11 men and nine women were killed, most from Switzerland but also a couple and their son from Austria. Ju-Air started operating flights with the old-timers in 1983, and the plane that crashed - with the registration HB-HOT - had been in service with the company since 1985.

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  • Lavrov to have talks with his counterparts from ASEAN nations on Thursday
Lavrov to have talks with his counterparts from ASEAN nations on Thursday

The United States has said it will press Southeast Asia to keep up sanctions on Pyongyang during the meetings. "Pompeo has a hard selling job". The ministers "took note of the concerns expressed by some countries on the land reclamations in the area, which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security ...

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  • Venezuela says explosions an attack on President Nicolas Maduro; firefighters dispute statement
Venezuela says explosions an attack on President Nicolas Maduro; firefighters dispute statement

Several drones loaded with explosives have detonated close to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro while he was speaking at an event, according to the country's Information Minister. there was an explosion". Mr Maduro often accuses the opposition and the United States of working together to foment a "coup" to topple him. In the midst of near...

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  • Osama Bin Laden's Mother Says He Was
Osama Bin Laden's Mother Says He Was "Brainwashed" At College

In the interview with The Guardian , bin Laden's mother blames outsiders such as bin Laden's Palestinian mentor, Abdullah Azzam , who purportedly "brainwashed" her son and converted him to jihadism when bin Laden was a young man in his 20s fighting in the "holy war" in Afghanistan against the Soviets in the mid-1980s.

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  • California's desolating Carr Fire was started by a flat tire
California's desolating Carr Fire was started by a flat tire

The Carr Fire spawned a "fire whirl" of flames and winds in excess of 143 miles per hour (230 kph) on July 26 that had the strength of a severe tornado and uprooted trees and toppled power lines, according to a tweet by the National Weather Service .

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  • Lynchburg dam: Shock footage shows home getting flooded as Virginia city evacuated
Lynchburg dam: Shock footage shows home getting flooded as Virginia city evacuated

Authorities said concerns about the dam's failure will continue to be a threat until the water levels can safely be lowered. Lynchburg, in the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia , is home to about 80,000 people. The dam was built in the 1930s by the Virginia Department of Highways and is now listed among "high hazard dams" in need of fix i...

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