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World News Record-breaking heat wave kills 33 people in Quebec
Author: 0 Record-breaking heat wave kills 33 people in Quebec

Thirty-three people have died in a heat wave that has baked the southern part of the Canadian province of Quebec. The sweltering weather began last Friday with temperatures hitting 35C (95F), high humidity and, on the last day, a smog advisory.

World News England football fans invade IKEA store after Sweden World Cup win
Author: 0 England football fans invade IKEA store after Sweden World Cup win

The last time England reached the semis was in 1990 in Italy, when it lost out to Germany in a penalty shootout. "We are in the World Cup semifinals. "It was my first global goal on the biggest stage of them all", Maguire said. Dave Awde, a 30 year old Preston fan, of Kirkham, said: "I can't remember a time when England were good enough to reach a semi-final, this is awesome".

World News Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job
Author: 0 Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job

The Winston-Salem Police Department has released tape of Bloom's call. Edwards, who was at the pool with her child, said she had a keycard to get in the gate and that should be sufficient proof that she lives in the neighborhood. Vermitsky told the Journal that the incident started before Edwards began videotaping. The woman asked Bloom if he had to apologize, and he ignored her question before leaving the scene.

World News Pompeo in Pyongyang to seek concrete nuclear commitments
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Pompeo said he did not meet Kim on his latest visit to Pyongyang , as he had done twice before. He added, North Korea has agreed to continue talks on dismantling nuclear facilities, and the repatriation of the remains of USA soldiers killed during the Korean war.

World News North Korea: Talks with Pompeo 'regrettable'
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The results of talks with the delegation headed by Pompeo were "extremely troubling", the official KCNA news agency said, accusing Washington of insisting on complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation. "He deserves credit for doing so", Revere wrote in an email. Pompeo said "progress" made in Pyongyang , although he did not offer a timeline for denuclearization .

World News Trapped boys in Thai cave write touching letters to parents
Author: 0 Trapped boys in Thai cave write touching letters to parents

The Tham Luang Nang Non caves, where the boys are trapped, act as the town's natural drainage basin during this period of heavy rains. "Now and in the next three or four days, the conditions are flawless [for evacuation] in terms of the water, the weather and the boys' health", rescue-operation chief Narongsak Osottanakorn said Saturday.

World News Texas DPS charge woman for sale or purchase of a child
Author: 0 Texas DPS charge woman for sale or purchase of a child

The 7-year-old was allegedly sold by Garza to two adult males. KRIS reported that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza was jailed under a $100,000 bond in Nueces County on a charge of sale or purchase of a child. The DPS investigation revealed that Garza was also attempting to sell two little girls. Investigators are still looking into the woman and said there could be additional charges filed against her as well.

World News 38 dead, almost 50 missing as heavy rain hits Japan
Author: 0 38 dead, almost 50 missing as heavy rain hits Japan

Yamaguchi prefecture, another area hit by the heavy rain, alerted people to heed evacuation warnings and act quickly. Rivers from Hokkaido to Kyushu have been reported as running at above flood warning levels and the weather agency has warned of further landslides possibly being triggered by the record-levels of rainfall.

World News Trump Narrows SCOTUS Choices To Three
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IL law protects it. Trump conducted interviews on Monday and Tuesday and has spoken to seven possible candidates. As part of the rollout process, the White House has been preparing information packages on all four, said two people familiar with the process who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Author: 0 One dead in Siskiyou fire

Hornbrook is in Siskyou County. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the fire has prompted evacuations in Hornbrook, which is several miles south of the Oregon-California border. Fires have razed through more than 2.8 million acres in the United States this year through Thursday, above the average of about 2.4 million acres for the same period over the last 10 years, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

World News Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns
Author: 0 Trump’s scandal-plagued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

Trump tweeted Thursday that EPA deputy Andrew Wheeler would "assume duties as the acting administrator of the EPA". When Pruitt was announced in December 2016 as Trump's pick to lead the EPA, a group of 48 evangelicals - including 13 former Southern Baptist Convention presidents, 14 current and former SBC entity heads and 17 state Baptist convention executive directors - sent Trump an open letter in support of Pruitt, the then-attorney general of Oklahoma.

World News US tariffs on China take effect as Trump trade war escalates
Author: 0 US tariffs on China take effect as Trump trade war escalates

The U.S.is considering an additional 25% duty on another $16 billion of Chinese goods, and China has said it will follow with similar measures if the U.S. "If I was Starbucks or Apple, " he said, "I would be scared right now". "These tariffs could mean the difference between a profit and a loss for an entire year's worth of work out in the field, and that's only in the near term".

World News Zlatan Says Sweden Has ‘Big Chance’ To Win World Cup
Author: 0 Zlatan Says Sweden Has ‘Big Chance’ To Win World Cup

Sweden's all-time top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who retired from global football in 2016, said the quarterfinal match between the Swedes and England involves "a lot of emotions". English Captain Harry Kane leads the race for the World Cup's Golden Boot with six goals, though three of his goals are from penalties. "He's incredibly skilled, not just at penalties but as a striker".

World News Syria: Assad takes border crossing as rebels agree to deal
Author: 0 Syria: Assad takes border crossing as rebels agree to deal

The commander in the regional alliance that backs Damascus told Reuters the strike on a hill in Khan Arnabeh village in Quneitra province did not cause casualties. After four days of reduced bombardment, the intense air strikes had resumed on Wednesday following the collapse of talks between insurgent groups and Russian officers.

World News GME: Thai diver dies during cave rescue attempt
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino wrote to the Thai soccer association (FAT) to invite the 12 boys and their coach to the World Cup final on July 15. The boys, ages 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old soccer coach have been trapped inside Tham Luang Nang Non, Thailand's longest cave, since June 23.

World News Truck driver facing criminal charges in Humboldt Broncos bus crash
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RCMP officials identified the driver as 29-year-old Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary. Now that the charges have been laid we move to the next step in the process. "We've also used 3-D technology to capture evidence through unmanned aerial vehicles". Every piece of information was carefully examined. Risky driving causing death carries a sentence of upwards of 14 years while unsafe driving causing bodily harm can lead to upwards of 10 years in jail, according to the the RCMP.

World News Elon Musk offers to help Thailand's government with cave rescue
Author: 0 Elon Musk offers to help Thailand's government with cave rescue

The billionaire entrepreneur said this would create an underwater air tunnel with the ability to "auto-conform to odd shapes". Engineers and rescue teams equipped to aid the Thai government have been volunteering to help-a former Thai Navy SEAL died from lack of oxygen as he worked to save the boys-but so far have had no luck.

World News Trump deletes tweet about writing skills because of spelling mistakes
Author: 0 Trump deletes tweet about writing skills because of spelling mistakes

Some believe the tweet was a textbook case of trolling - but this theory fails to explain why Trump deleted the original tweet. J.K. Rowling had a savage response to Trump's claim on his writing abilities. The tweet mysteriously disappeared shortly after it was posted, and was replaced with a almost identical message - with one glaring change. Before Donald Trump could delete his original post before reposting it, Rowling found it and she couldn't stop laughing and repeatedly wrote ...

World News Malaysia halts $22 billion China-backed deals
Author: 0 Malaysia halts $22 billion China-backed deals

The new Malaysian government has also halted $2.3bn worth of pipeline projects awarded to a Chinese firm under Najib's watch, saying it has been paying for work not done, and asking the Chinese government for help in investigating money laundering (more below).

World News Japan sarin attack cult leader executed
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She said: "The fear, pain, and sorrow of the victims, survivors and their families - because of the heinous cult crimes - must have been so severe, and that is beyond my imagination". Some Japanese anxious about revenge. Virtually every aspect of Aum Shinrikyo's crimes and the prosecution has been the subject of deep controversy in Japan over the years.

World News Iran's Zarif hails 'will to resist' United States pressure on nuclear deal
Author: 0 Iran's Zarif hails 'will to resist' United States pressure on nuclear deal

In May, US President Donald Trump pulled out of the deal under which sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs to its nuclear program. The diplomats said they remained committed to the 2015 accord and to building up economic relations with Iran, including "the continuation of Iran's export of oil and gas" and other energy products.

World News United Kingdom police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning
Author: 0 United Kingdom police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning

Andrea Sella, professor of inorganic chemistry at University College London, said Novichok nerve agents "are created to be quite persistent - they hang around in the environment, neither evaporating or decomposing quickly". After the latest incident, Home Secretary Sajid Javid told Parliament: "We will stand up to the actions that threaten our security and the security of our partners".

World News Bolton: US Has Plan to Denuclearize North Korea Within a Year
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As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to travel this week to North Korea, experts cautioned that the Trump administration's plan to dismantle the North's nuclear weapons and missiles in a year is both unrealistic and risky. "The (intelligence community) doesn't assess that Kim Jong Un is acting in good faith ... they're probably fed up with the fact that (Trump) and Pompeo keep publicly touting their trust in one of the most definitively untrustworthy regimes the USA has ever ...

World News Number of displaced in southern Syria climbs to 270,000: U.N.
Author: 0 Number of displaced in southern Syria climbs to 270,000: U.N.

The opposition was set to meet with a Russian delegation on Wednesday afternoon to deliver their decision on Moscow's proposal for a regime takeover of the rest of the south, a spokesman for the opposition's southern operations said. The Israel Defense Forces said an increased number of civilians had been spotted in refugee camps on the Syrian side of the Golan over the past few days, and that it had sent aid supplies at four locations to people fleeing hostilities.

World News No children reunited yet from border separations
Author: 0 No children reunited yet from border separations

In a filing overnight, U.S. Department of Justice officials asked the United States District Court for the Southern District of California for more details about procedures to reunite migrant families , saying in some cases the government may need additional time.

World News Trump Baby Balloon Gets Approval to Fly in London
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However strict rules mean that the balloon will be tethered to the ground throughout, and restricted from floating higher than 30m (98ft). An inflatable " Trump baby " blimp measuring approximately six meters in height has been given the green light to fly over London during President Donald Trump's visit.

World News U.K. police race to find source of new nerve agent poisoning
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Police on Wednesday said sites that it believed the duo had frequented would be cordoned off overnight as a precaution. After the Skripal poisoning, police investigators in protective suits scoured Salisbury . Since the Russian government originally had the only samples of this, British authorities, including Prime Minister Theresa May, have concluded that there can only be two options: either Russia is behind the attacks or they let their custom-made nerve agent fall into the hands of ...

World News Trump's scandal-hit environment chief Pruitt resigns
Author: 0 Trump's scandal-hit environment chief Pruitt resigns

Wheeler said Trump "hasn't been that successful" in his business endeavors and had " more baggage then all of the other Republican candidates combined". White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert resigned in April, a month after Rex Tillerson was sacked as secretary of state. Pruitt had become the focus of multiple investigations, including lavish spending, excessive security, questionable personal behaviour and allegedly using his influence to help his wife find work.

World News Maduro Warns Venezuela Army over Trump 'Invasion' Plans
Author: 0 Maduro Warns Venezuela Army over Trump 'Invasion' Plans

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the discussions. President Donald Trump floated the idea of an invasion of Venezuela , a source for The Independent reports . Maduro's son, also named Nicolas, said past year: "Mind your own business and solve your own problems, Mr Trump!" The White House declined to comment on the private conversations.

World News Richmondites among adventurer deaths at Shannon Falls
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There have also been Canadian media reports that the other two hikers who died were identified on social media as Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh and Megan Scraper. Gamble was among a group of young men who earned global headlines in 2016 after being charged by authorities in Wyoming with misdemeanours for walking off a boardwalk in Yellowstone National Park to get closer to the landmark's iconic Grand Prismatic Spring.