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The Latest: Reignited Portugal blaze strains resources

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The Latest on the summer wildfires in Europe (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Giant clouds of gray smoke are cloaking the horizon in parts of central Portugal as fast-moving wildfires continue to strain emergency services. Continue reading

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Poland needs until 2019 to clear trees felled by heavy wind

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Poland’s forestry authorities say it will take them until 2019 to clear away trees that were broken and felled last weekend by extremely heavy winds in the northwest and central part of the country. Continue reading

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Rainie Yang stars in Taiwanese horror sequel ‘Tag Along 2’

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Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in “The Tag Along 2,” a sequel to the 2015 hit that’s loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in Taiwan about a little girl who appears in the footage of a family’s hiking trip. Continue reading

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The Latest: Malaysia says it will evaluate new MH370 data

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The Latest on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Malaysia’s government says it will need to evaluate a new analysis that could narrow the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in t… Continue reading

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Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

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Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched. Continue reading

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The Latest: Wildfire near Greek capital burns for 3rd day

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The Latest on wildfires in Europe (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Polish horse auction disappoints after political purge

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A renowned Arabian horse breeding program in Poland has held a disappointing auction, selling fewer horses and raising less money than in the past, after a political purge of its managers by the country’s conservative ruling party. Continue reading

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Project aims to attract tourists to remote Albanian villages

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High in the mountains of southern Albania, a bone-jarring drive along a rough track with switchbacks frequented more by goats than by cars leads to a cluster of small villages where time appears to have stood still for decades. Continue reading

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Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: … Continue reading

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Missing Dutch national found dead in Turkey

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Turkish media reports say a Dutch national who was reported missing in Turkey has been found dead. Continue reading

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

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Global warming is opening up the fabled Northwest Passage, a route through Arctic waters that’s closed to ships for most of the year. Continue reading

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People from across Europe protest logging in Polish forest

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Hundreds of people have gathered in an ancient forest in Poland to protest the widespread logging the government has ordered there. Continue reading

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Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

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The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a zoo in war-torn Syrian, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Jova forms west of Mexico, no threat to land

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A new tropical storm has formed off the west coast of Mexico, but forecasters say it does not pose an imminent threat to land. Continue reading

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First US woman to summit K-2 in Pakistan says she’s ‘proud’

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The first American woman to scale Pakistan’s dangerous K-2 summit says it was a “proud moment” when she hoisted the U.S. and Pakistani flags at the top of the mountain. Continue reading

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Lions, tigers, bears from war-torn Syria evacuated to Jordan

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Thirteen animals that had been trapped in harsh conditions in a zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo have been evacuated to a wildlife reserve in Jordan. Continue reading

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No longer king of the jungle: New fund to aid Africa’s lions

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Senegal’s Niokolo-Koba National Park is home to fewer than 50 lions after years of poaching decimated not only them but also their prey. Continue reading

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NAFTA negotiations could mark end of era for Mexican exports

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President Donald Trump’s push to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is putting Mexico in a tough spot, threatening the system that has helped turn the country into a top exporter through low wages, lax regulations and proximity to the … Continue reading

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US company offers to take financial risk of new MH370 search

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U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity says it has offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims’ families urge the Malaysian government to agree to a private-sector hunt for Flight 370’s … Continue reading

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Study finds climate change altering Europe’s river floods

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Scientists say climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe, with the biggest shifts seen along the Atlantic coast. Continue reading

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2 German climbers freeze to death in Mont Blanc storm

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French rescuers say two German brothers died of apparent hypothermia when they were caught in a storm while climbing a glacier on Mont Blanc. Continue reading

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Return of wind, heat brings back forest fires to Portugal

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Strong winds and rising temperatures are stoking wildfires in Portugal after cooler weather brought a brief respite from a spate of blazes, including one that killed 64 people in June. Continue reading

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The Latest: Franklin weakens to tropical storm over Mexico

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The Latest on Tropical Storm Franklin (all times local): 4:05 a.m. Continue reading

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New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

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The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Continue reading

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Hurricane Franklin nears Mexico’s coast for 2nd landfall

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Hurricane Franklin roared toward Mexico’s central Gulf coast early Thursday, threatening to pound a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with torrential rains and heavy winds. Continue reading

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Hurricane Franklin moves toward Mexican Gulf Coast as first of season

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Franklin has become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season. Continue reading

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The Latest: Franklin is first hurricane of Atlantic season

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The Latest on Hurricane Franklin (all times local): 5 p.m. Franklin has become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season as it moves toward Mexico’s Gulf coast. Continue reading

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TS Franklin poses hurricane threat for Mexico’s Gulf coast

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Tropical Storm Franklin crossed the Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday and moved out into the open sea, with forecasters predicting it would strengthen into a hurricane before making a second landfall on Mexico’s central Gulf coast. Continue reading

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Earthquake hits Turkish tourist resort; no injuries reported

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The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake measuring 5.3 has struck 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) off the shore of Bodrum, a busy tourist city on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Continue reading

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Analysis: US, allies slow Beijing’s South China Sea momentum

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With the rise of a friendly leader in the Philippines, China has been spared a vocal adversary in the disputed South China Sea. Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Franklin moving onto Yucatan in Mexico

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The leading edge of Tropical Storm Franklin began moving onto Mexico’s Yucatan, and the storm was expected to pass over the peninsula during the night before entering the Bay of Campeche on a path toward central Mexico. Continue reading

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7 decades into Indian democracy, a royal palace thrives

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In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice that dominates the skyline in India’s northwestern city of Jodhpur. Continue reading

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Brazil judge suspends case in mine disaster to analyze proof

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A Brazilian federal judge has suspended the criminal case against four companies and several people allegedly involved in the failure of a mine dam while he considers whether evidence was illegally obtained. Continue reading

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Mexico prepares as Tropical Storm Franklin approaches

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Mexican authorities prepared shelters, cleared storm drains and announced the closing of an airport near the Caribbean coast in anticipation of Tropical Storm Franklin’s arrival to the country’s Yucatan Peninsula. Continue reading

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US, Australia, Japan want coercive acts at sea to be stopped

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The U.S., Australian and Japanese foreign ministers have called for a halt on land reclamations and military actions in the South China Sea and compliance with an arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s vast claims to the disputed waters. Continue reading

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Kenya: Lions kill 1 person grazing livestock in city park

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Police say two lions attacked and killed one person among a group of men grazing cattle at Kenya’s Nairobi National Park at night. Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Franklin forms in Caribbean, heads for Mexico

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Tropical Storm Franklin has emerged in the Caribbean off the Honduras coast and is heading for Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Continue reading

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The Latest: Fire burns unchecked on Greek island of Kythira

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The Latest on the wildfires burning amid a heatwave in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Authorities in Greece say a wildfire that has blazed on the southern island of Kythira since Friday morning continues to burn unchecked. Continue reading

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Greece: Man charged with starting 16 fires near Athens

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Greek authorities say a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged with starting 16 fires over the past five months. Continue reading

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Putin vacationing shirtless in Siberia mountains

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President Vladimir Putin has gone spearfishing in southern Siberia’s mountains, the latest stunt for the action man and adventure-loving Russian leader. Continue reading

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Putin goes fishing in Russia’s Siberia mountains

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President Vladimir Putin has gone spearfishing in southern Siberia’s mountains, the latest stunt for the action man and adventure-loving Russian leader. Continue reading

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2 teen campers, pilot killed in plane crash in Switzerland

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Police in eastern Switzerland say a pilot and two teenagers connected with an aviation camp have been killed in a plane crash in the Alps. Continue reading

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The Latest: Neighbors help Macedonia fight wildfires

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The Latest on wildfires in southern Europe (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Authorities in Macedonia say the country is receiving help from Bulgaria and Turkey in an effort to contain multiple forest fires around the country. Continue reading

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French mainland sends help to fight Corsica forest fire

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French authorities have ferried firefighters and trucks from the mainland to Corsica to help battle a forest fire that has been raging for three days. Continue reading

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Sea dispute, N. Korea, Muslim militants top ASEAN meetings

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Alarm over North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a germinal step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast As… Continue reading

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Instructor, trainee quizzed after Portugal beach plane crash

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The flight instructor and trainee on board a small plane that killed two sunbathers when it crash-landed on a Portuguese beach are being questioned by a magistrate. Continue reading

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119 dolphins died this year on Romania’s Black Sea coast

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A Romanian environmentalist group says more than 100 dolphins have died along Romania’s Black Sea coast this year, caught up in fishermen’s nets. Continue reading

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Study: Being outside could become deadly in South Asia

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A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century it will be deadly just being outdoors. Continue reading

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Small plane crash-lands on packed Portuguese beach, kills 2

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Portuguese media report that a light plane has made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon, killing a 50-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing. Continue reading

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German hiker missing since 1987 found in Swiss glacier

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Police in southwestern Switzerland say they have found in an Alpine glacier the remains of a German hiker who went missing almost exactly three decades ago. Continue reading

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