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World News PM Modi on World Environment Day
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Darebin Mayor Kim Le Cerf, who will join the discussion panel, says both the film screenings and the Q&A session will be a great opportunity for people to learn more about the issue of plastic pollution and what we can do about it. Ikpeazu said that the usage of plastics could result in serious health consequences because it contained properties that were harmful to human health and the environment.

World News Almost 100 Firefighters Battle 'Massive Blaze' At Hotel In London
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The 12-storey hotel was evacuated and crowds quickly built up outside as around 120 firefighters and 20 fire engines tackled the blaze on the roof. The newly-built Mandarin Oriental Penthouse, which has three bedrooms and its own private terrace, had been scheduled to open in July, according to the United Kingdom hotel industry website Boutique Hotelier .

World News Russian Federation jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying
Author: 0 Russian Federation jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying

Sushchenko has rejected the charges. He said Sushchenko had only ever sought information for journalistic purposes, but had been set up by someone in the Russian military whom he had known for 25 years. "We demand an immediate release", Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter. The state prosecution had asked to put Sushchenko behind bars for 14 years, the Mediazona news website reported .

World News Melania Trump Won't Join President Trump at G7, Singapore Summit
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Last week the first lady sent out a message on Twitter regarding speculation about her whereabouts. With this, it has been the last 22 days that Melania last made a public appearance. The "search" for the first lady of the United States continues as it was announced Melania Trump will not be accompanying President Donald Trump to the G7 meeting in Quebec or the planned North Korea summit in Singapore .

World News Irish border could get ‘buffer zone’ under new Brexit proposals
Author: 0 Irish border could get ‘buffer zone’ under new Brexit proposals

That would likely require Northern Ireland to retain some European Union rules. Britain must submit written proposals on how it plans to keep a frictionless border on the island of Ireland after Brexit in the next two weeks or face an uncertain summer of talks, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney was quoted as saying on June 2.

World News Children burned in Guatemala volcano eruption to be treated in US
Author: 0 Children burned in Guatemala volcano eruption to be treated in US

At the wreckage in the village of San Miguel Los Lotes near the base of the volcano, rescue crews were operating again but rain from the previous night had caused the ash to harden. "We are talking about a tragedy, a national mourning", Guatemala President Jimmy Morales said. More than 3,000 people have been displaced. Almost 70 people are dead, hundreds hurt and thousands still evacuated following a volcano eruption in southern Guatemala .

World News Douglas Parkhurst Hit-and-Run: Man Killed During Little League Game
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The Portland Press Herald has the "ironic" story of Douglas Parkhurst, who was at the Babe Ruth baseball game his grandson was participating in and was killed by the auto driven by Carol Sharrow, 51. "I don't know where I hit that thing...." "It feels it has made a full circle", Ashby's sister, Darlene Ashby McCann, told the Portland Press Herald .

World News Volcano eruption in Central America kills 25 injures hundreds
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People were working to clean ash off the runways to get the airport operating again. Over a million people have been affected by the eruption , according to Conred , Guatemala's National Disaster Management Agency. Video images published by Sacatepezuez television showed a charred landscape where a lava flow came into contact with homes. President Jimmy Morales said he had convened his ministers and was considering declaring a state of emergency in the departments of ...

World News US must stop separating immigrant children from parents
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The Trump administration has adopted a new "zero tolerance" policy that has accelerated separations of children and their parents at the border. Several hundred children crossing the southern US border have been held in custody since October 2017 following an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump when he took office in January 2017, it said .

World News Crocodile kills pastor performing baptism in lake
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Residents and fishermen made a huge effort to save Pastor Docho but were unsuccessful, policeman Eiwnetu Kanko said. It is believed the reptile that killed Pastor Docho was a Nile Crocodile which can grow up to six metres (20ft) long. Residents and police told BBC Amharic a crocodile leapt from the water during the baptism and attacked him. Bystanders used fishing nets to prevent the animal from dragging the pastor's body farther into the water.

World News Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight
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Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time). "I've always considered myself a tenant of Pele, so this may be my eviction notice". The flow, which is a half-mile wide in parts, entered the sea Sunday night , according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense, sending large plumes of " laze " - a unsafe mix of steam, gas and ...

Author: 0 McConnell Cancels August Recess Due to 'Historic Obstruction by Senate Democrats'

The new August schedule is problematic for one vulnerable Republican: Nevada Senator Dean Heller, who is facing reelection in a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Democrats are also still upset over McConnell's refusal to hold hearings or votes on Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. Speaking at a closed-door lunch with Republican senators, McConnell explained he's canceling three weeks of the summer break due to what he calls "the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the ...

World News Mattis says it will be a 'bumpy road' to Kim summit
Author: 0 Mattis says it will be a 'bumpy road' to Kim summit

South Korea , the US and Japan, meanwhile, held three-way defense talks Sunday morning in Singapore . North Korea has criticized South Korea's participation in joint multinational exercises, saying it runs counter to the Panmunjeom Declaration announced after the inter-Korean summit in April.

World News Identification of Those who Died in Guatemala Volcano's Aftermath Difficult
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Firefighters have also been able to rescue animals in the community of San Miguel Los Lotes in Escuintla . By afternoon a new column of smoke was rising from the mountain and Guatemala's disaster agency said volcanic material was descending its south side, prompting an evacuation order and the closure of a nearby national highway.

World News New Mexico, Colorado, California fires burn thousands of acres
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A quickly-growing fire erupted near Laguna Beach, California, Saturday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 homes, according to NBC Los Angeles. After the wildfire jumped Highway 64, the roadway was closed between Cimarron and Eagle Nest , the Taos News said. Highway 64 will likely remain closed for several days after the fire is controlled for road cleanup as posts on guard rails are burning and with high winds burnt trees have fallen onto the roadway.

World News Trump fires aide who joked about 'dying' war hero John McCain
Author: 0 Trump fires aide who joked about 'dying' war hero John McCain

In a comment at a meeting of the White House press team in May, Sadler dismissed John McCain's opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Central Intelligence Agency director by saying: "He's dying anyway ". According to White House aides, the tension between Schlapp and Sadler had gotten to the point where they couldn't be in the same room together, the Times reported.

World News Scores more Hawaiian homes destroyed by lava
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So far, it was unclear how many homes have been affected, but Hawaii Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno said it was fair to say it was hundreds. The lava flow, which has destroyed homes in the community of Kapoho and filled in an ocean bay known for snorkeling and tidal pools, is coming from a nearby fissure, which has spouted a fountain of lava that has reached as high as 250 feet in recent days.

World News Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts again, with 192 people still missing
Author: 0 Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts again, with 192 people still missing

A telegramme addressed to Archbishop Nicolas Thevenin, the Apostolic Nuncio in Guatemala by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin on behalf of the Pope, said Francis was "deeply saddened to learn of the news of the violent eruption of the Volcano of Fire, which has claimed numerous victims, caused enormous material damage and affected a significant number of people who live in the area".

World News Philippines' Duterte tells UN expert to 'go to hell'
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In an interview posted on social media by a Duterte supporter, one of the women involved in the incident later explained that "there was no malice" in the kiss, and that the president had asked if she is single or married. Duterte then leaned in to plant a kiss on her lips. The President received cheers from the audience after he kissed the OFW, but many netizens were disgusted by his act.

World News Chinese tourist dies in hospital after bus crash in eastern Ontario
Author: 0 Chinese tourist dies in hospital after bus crash in eastern Ontario

Mr. Liang said that Union Tour Express, which has its headquarters in Peabody, Mass., and another office in New York City, has 18 buses and caters to tourists from China who are visiting North America. The cause of the crash is not yet known. All of the injured ranged in age from 40 to 60, Gopalan said. Brockville General Hospital says they have five patients in critical condition and said one other patient was being sent to a hospital in Kingston, Ont., by air ambulance.

World News Colorado primary ballots shipped out; unaffiliated voters get more choices
Author: 0 Colorado primary ballots shipped out; unaffiliated voters get more choices

Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. If you missed out on registering to vote , you can vote conditionally through the state's Conditional Voter Registration program. On the Republican side, Republicans are hoping that they can use Menendez's recent corruption trial to nominate a candidate who can run a strong campaign against him in November.

World News Stephen Colbert talks Donald Trump pardoning himself
Author: 0 Stephen Colbert talks Donald Trump pardoning himself

Trump last week proposed pardons for people convicted of offenses similar to those for which his campaign is being investigated. The tweet followed The New York Times' publication of a confidential letter over the weekend , in which Trump's lawyers argued to special counsel Robert Mueller that the president's broad powers mean he could not have obstructed justice.

World News Mike Pompeo unsure over US-North Korea summit Video
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Liberals in South Korea seek more engagement and dialogue with North Korea and are hopeful of Trump's pursuit of a meeting with Kim - despite the brief hiccup last week when he cancelled it. President Donald Trump said on Friday an unprecedented nuclear arms summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States pulled out of will now go ahead as scheduled on June 12 in Singapore, adding another twist to a high-stakes diplomatic dance.

World News Jordan's King Abdullah may ask PM to resign in wake of protests
Author: 0 Jordan's King Abdullah may ask PM to resign in wake of protests

The king accepted the resignation and asked Education Minister Omar al-Razzaz to form a new government, the source added. Thousands of protestors came together responding to a call by the Trade Unions of the nation. The country's economic picture is already gloomy, with the official unemployment rate above 18 percent and the poverty rate even higher. "Parliament is its own master", Mulki told reporters after meeting trade union leaders and lawmakers.

World News Parkland students marching on with coast-to-coast bus tour
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Nikolas Cruz , the suspect in the Parkland shooting , had been referred to the program in middle school but did not complete it. He never confronted the shooter. "Keep laughing. Celebrate anything you can, as often as you can, because it's fun". "I'm glad I'm getting my diploma and not my death certificate", said Hogg.

World News Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured as Result of Volcano Eruption in Guatemala
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Most of those who died were in the towns of El Rodeo, Alotenango and San Miguel los Lotes. Most of the victims reported initially were from the village of El Rodeo, according to Guatemala's El Periódico newspaper. Unlike the Hawaii volcano, which has destroyed homes with slow-moving lava , the Fuego volcano unleashed fast-moving pyroclastic flow - a nasty mix of ash, rock and volcanic gases that can be much more unsafe than lava .

World News Israeli PM failed to convince Merkel on Iran
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Under the deal, the Islamic Republic curbed its capacity to enrich uranium for nuclear fuel and in return won a lifting of most global sanctions that had hobbled its economy. The Iranian authorities have said that if the European countries fail to keep the pact alive, Tehran has several options, including enrichment of its uranium to 20% purity.

World News Georgia cop fired after deliberately hitting fleeing suspect with his auto
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Video captured the chase Friday, first on foot, then behind the wheel, showing Timmy Patmon running from officers. Saulters has been fired by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in Georgia. In a release sent to FOX 5, the department said, "After reviewing the officers' body camera footage, and all the other facts and circumstances of this case Chief Scott Freeman terminated the employment of Officer Taylor Saulters".

World News Syria's Assad to meet Kim Jong-un: KCNA
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Sanders said. In Singapore , officials from the U.S. and North Korea - led by the White House's deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin and North Korea's de facto chief of staff Kim Chang Son - reportedly wrapped up their meetings to hammer out logistical details for the high-stakes summit.

World News Manafort attempted to tamper with witnesses, prosecutors say
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Attorneys with the special counsel have accused Manafort of "attempting to tamper with potential witnesses" while awaiting his trial, which thereby "has violated the conditions of his release". During one call the witness told the government that Manafort identified himself and said he wanted to give "a heads-up about Hapsburg". However, he could not quite manage to do that, as that person hung up on him, telling the investigators that he was concerned by the sudden outreach.

World News Lava flows cut off access to more Hawaii neighborhoods
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The USGS shared aerial footage showing the lava from Fissure 8 forming a delta in Kapoho Bay. Laze is formed when hot lava hits the ocean sending hydrochloric acid and steam with tiny glass particles into the air. They stopped to inquire of their situation, and then when asked, airlifted them to a safe place. They are often also referred to as "flammagenitus" or "fire clouds", the USGS said in the post.