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World News Temperatures set to rise as alert continues
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Sweden is seeing its hottest summer for a century, and temperatures in Finland have comfortably outstripped their typical highs of 18C (64.4F), reaching 30C in places. In 1976, which saw 15 consecutive days of 32C, the average maximum temperature was 20.96C, according to Met Office records. This causes the steel to expand and, if not carefully managed, causes the rail to buckle.

World News Israeli missiles shoot down Syrian fighter jet
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Israel on Tuesday said the Sukhoi-model jet had traveled two kilometers into its airspace when it shot two Patriot missiles at the plane, shooting it down. Minutes before the reported shootdown, Syria's state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV was broadcasting footage from the fence demarcating the United Nations buffer zone between Syrian and Israeli forces inside the Golan Heights.

World News Southwestern Syrian aid workers to be evacuated
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The Israeli military clarified, however, that " Israel continues to maintain a non-intervention policy regarding the conflict". "A number of volunteers were evacuated to their families for purely humanitarian reasons", he told Al Jazeera.

Author: 0 Trump wants to remove security clearance of ex-intel chiefs

The officials included former CIA Director John Brennan , former FBI Director James Comey , former National Security Adviser Susan Rice , former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper , former CIA Director Michael Hayden , and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe .

World News Paul Ryan: Trump's security clearance threats amount to 'trolling'
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Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA; former national security adviser Susan Rice; and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe . "John Brennan and others partisans should have their security clearances revoked". Ryan has consistently stated that Putin is "not our ally" and believes Russian Federation did try to interfere with the 2016 election, but the Speaker does not believe Russia's meddling altered the course of the election.

World News Gunman and young woman dead, 13 others injured in Toronto shooting
Author: 0 Gunman and young woman dead, 13 others injured in Toronto shooting

Witnesses heard many shots and described the gunmen walking along Danforth Avenue firing into restaurants, cafes and patios on both sides of the street. The police would not immediately identify the motive behind the shooting. "We are heartbroken to learn that a recent graduate of the TDSB [ Toronto District School Board] was among those who tragically passed away as a result of last night's violence", John Malloy, director of education at the Toronto District School Board, said in a ...

World News Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse
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The project began construction in 2013, and was expected to come online in 2018, exporting 90% of the electricity generated to Thailand , according to PNPC. The project consists of a series of dams over the Houay Makchanh, the Xe-Namnoy and the Xe-Pian rivers in neighbouring Champasak Province. 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.

World News Manafort trial delayed; judge approves immunity for 5 witnesses
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Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III told the parties in a hearing that he recognized the "equities and good reasons on both sides of this motion" and would agree to Manafort's lawyers' request for more time. "People can be fair and impartial no matter who they voted for". Trump has repeatedly said his campaign did not collude with Moscow, and calls the probe a "witch hunt".

World News European Union softens tone on Britain's Brexit plan, Europe News & Top Stories
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Seeking to strike a balance between those who want a smooth Brexit and those who fear staying too close to the EU's orbit, Mrs May sought the approval of senior ministers for her plans on 6 July . The UK's White Paper published last week is aimed at ensuring trade co-operation, with no hard border for Northern Ireland, and global trade deals for the UK.

World News Heat wave set to bake the county
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Hot weather in Felixstowe brings out thousands of beach goers. Parts of Utah have also issued an excessive heat warning with temperatures this week expected to approach 109 degrees (43 Celsius). There is now a 90% chance of heatwave conditions between 0900 on Monday and 0900 on Friday in parts of England. The hottest July day on record saw the mercury hit 36.7C at Heathrow on July 1 2015.

World News At least 20 dead in blaze near Athens
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The fires are the worst in Greece since 2007, when blazes broke out in several areas, including the Peloponnese peninsula, killing more than 60 people. "We are dealing with something completely asymmetric", Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said. Greece have requested assistance from the European Union and the U.S., while Italy, Spain, Germany, Poland, Cyprus and France, to name a few, have all sent aid in the form of airplanes, vehicles and firefighters.

World News PM gifts 200 cows to village in Rwanda
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In March, Kigali hosted the Assembly of the African Union where the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCTA) establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area was signed. Africa places great importance on China's role in worldwide affairs and is committed to further deepening their friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation, he added.

World News Shahid Afridi's daughters' message for Imran Khan from Dubai
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Ikramullah Gandapur, a member of Mr Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was contesting polls for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly when he was killed by a vehicle bomb. Kamran Yousaf spoke to TRT World about the security concerns in Pakistan. The PML-N president also criticised PTI chief Imran Khan for "not producing enough electricity" in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province despite boastful claims before 2013 elections while the PML-N government in center produced thousands of ...

World News A Blood Moon Is Rising This Weekend - Here's How to See It
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And on July 31, the Red Planet will be the closest to Earth that it's been since 2003. The total eclipse will begin at 9.30 pm when the moon rises and will reach its peak at around 10.20pm. During an annular eclipse, NASA uses ground and space instruments to view the corona when the moon blocks the sun's glare. Instead, people in the Middle East , Africa, and Asia will get the best look, weather permitting.

World News Stormy Daniels' husband files for divorce
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Avenatti added that Daniels was asking for privacy "for the sake of her family". JULY 23-In a court filing, the husband of Stormy Daniels accuses the porn actress of committing adultery and cites the alleged extramarital activity as a grounds for divorce.

World News USA woman stable after being impaled by umbrella on Maryland beach
Author: 0 USA woman stable after being impaled by umbrella on Maryland beach

On July 16, a week before the freak accident in Maryland, 67-year-old Margaret Reynolds, a tourist from London, was impaled by a beach umbrella at Seaside Heights on the Jersey Shore in New Jersey. - Put the base 18 to 24 inches under the sand to make sure it won't be swept away. Medics took her by ambulance to a landing zone, and a Maryland State Police helicopter transported her to Salisbury, she said.

World News USA anti-Iran remarks are ‘psychological warfare’ & interference in state matters - Tehran
Author: 0 USA anti-Iran remarks are ‘psychological warfare’ & interference in state matters - Tehran

Trump recently withdrew the USA from an Iranian nuclear deal forged by his predecessor, President Barack Obama , along with the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, and other major global powers. Speaking in California, Pompeo described Iran's religious leadership as a " mafia ". Iranian General Gholam Hossein Gheypour, head of the country's powerful Basij militia, then accused Trump of carrying out "psychological warfare" with his tweets - while saying Trump was "not in a position to ...

World News Cohen's recording of Trump is a warning sign
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McDougal spoke with CNN earlier this year after settling a lawsuit against the publisher of the National Enquirer , which bought the rights to her story but did not print it. Davis said "any attempt at spin can not change what is on the tape". Cohen hasn't been charged with any crime. McDougal, who alleged she had an affair with Trump that began in 2006, received a $150,000 payment in August 2016 from the parent company of the National Enquirer .

World News Israel evacuates 800 Syria White Helmets to Jordan: Army
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The request by the U.S. and European countries to save the White Helmets came as the civil defense volunteers were threatened by advancing forces of the Syrian regime in the south of the war-ravaged country. Bashar al Assad's regime has accused the group of staging its media output, and ally Russian Federation has said they even go so far as to stage chemical weapon attacks before blaming them on the government.

World News China Just Doubled Oil Shipments To North Korea
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The United States last week sent a report to the sanctions committee saying that North Korea had secured at least 759,793 barrels of oil products through ship-to-ship transfers at sea, according to documents seen by AP and AFP . "They have made a clear commitment on complete denuclearization repeatedly and of course very forcefully at the Singapore summit with President Trump, and we will hold them up to that commitment", Kang said.

World News 'Gave Up Nothing' to Putin at Summit
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Found a spelling error? Coats went on to say, "I and the entire intel community are committed to providing the best possible intelligence to inform and support President Trump's ongoing efforts to prevent Russian meddling in our upcoming elections, to build strong relationships internationally in order to maintain peace, denuclearize risky regimes and protect our nation and our allies".

World News Carter Page denies he was an adviser to Kremlin
Author: 0 Carter Page denies he was an adviser to Kremlin

US President Donald Trump who earlier agreed a few times with the conclusions by the US intelligence community about Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election in the United States once again described them as "a big hoax".

World News Mass shooting in Toronto; 1 killed and about 15 shot; gunman dead
Author: 0 Mass shooting in Toronto; 1 killed and about 15 shot; gunman dead

According to EMS, around 10 victims were shot, and one of them may be a minor. Police are seen near the scene of a mass shooting in Toronto , Canada, July 22, 2018. Witnesses told the Toronto Star that a man dressed in black had fired a gun multiple times, some estimating that he fired up to 20 shots. Police Chief Mark Saunders said terrorism had not been ruled out.

World News Setting Records: Japan Worries About Too-Toasty Tokyo for 2020 Olympics
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In the western Tokyo city of Ome at 12:49 p.m., temperature soared to 40.5 degrees, the first time the capital has officially recorded 40-plus heat. "Historical data shows that more people are likely to be involved in vehicle crashes due to heat-related impacts, such as decreased ability to concentrate, the poor quality of sleep they get and impaired mood", he continued.

World News Trump looking to revoke security clearances
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Brennan last week described Trump's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "nothing short of treasonous". Former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden , former White House national security adviser Susan Rice and former Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe are the others Ms Sanders said could lose their clearances - but a spokeswoman for Mr McCabe has said he had already lost his.

World News White House expected to address Trump’s Iran tweets
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This was after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani remarked earlier in the day that "American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars ". The commander of Iran's Basij force, Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar, dismissed Trump's tweet as "psychological warfare". With Rouhani's threat of retaliation against any potential attack against Iran, he also offered a message of peace - expressing a desire to come to agreeable terms ...

World News Tensions on trade fail to ease after talks
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The finance ministers of G20 countries gathered in Buenos Aires for talks on Saturday and Sunday that are set to see the Trump administration's protectionist policies and implementation of tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods in recent months be a major source of frustration.

World News Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'
Author: 0 Trump lashes ex-lawyer, says taping of client 'perhaps illegal'

But he said no money was actually ever transferred, and the recording itself amounted to "powerful exculpatory evidence". So while the New York Times is enjoying a short-lived happy dance about discovering the recording, it will yield nothing that can be used in any legal proceeding nor can it be used to discover other evidence.