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Spain firefighters gain upper hand over blaze near nature reserve

Monday  19:45,   26 june 2017
AFP

Spanish firefighters on Monday beat back a wildfire which threatens a renowned national park that is home to endangered species and has forced the evacuation of over 2,000 people from homes, campsites and hotels. 2 cards charging 0% Interest[...]

Vatican says China bishop 'forcibly removed' by authorities

Monday  19:45,   26 june 2017
AFP

The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for one of its bishops in China, saying he was being held in an unknown location after being "forcibly removed" from his diocese.Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the Holy See was[...]

First woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony

Monday  19:26,   26 june 2017
Associated Press

A Canadian soldier made history Monday by becoming the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.Megan Couto led her unit —the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's CanadianMegan Couto led her unit[...]

First woman leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony

Monday  19:26,   26 june 2017
Associated Press

A Canadian soldier made history Monday by becoming the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.Megan Couto led her unit —the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's CanadianMegan Couto led her unit[...]

Spain court orders exhumation of Dali's remains in paternity claim

Monday  17:45,   26 june 2017
AFP

A Spanish court has ordered that the remains of Salvador Dali be exhumed after a woman who claims to be the daughter of the world-famous artist filed a paternity claim. The Madrid court said Monday the exhumation aimed "to get samples of his[...]

UK prime minister wins N Ireland party's support govt

Monday  17:15,   26 june 2017
Associated Press

Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal Monday with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to support her minority government and ensure passage of her legislative agenda later this week. Has Your Home's Value Increased? See[...]

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

Monday  15:20,   26 june 2017
Associated Press

Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Liu, 61, was in stable condition at a hospital in the[...]

Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general

Monday  13:56,   26 june 2017
Reuters

<p>The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters on Monday.</p>"Only a small part remains in the city, specifically the [...]

Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row

Monday  13:20,   26 june 2017
Reuters

Bahrain's foreign minister accused Qatar on Monday of creating a military escalation in a dispute with regional powers, in an apparent reference to Doha's decision to let more Turkish troops enter its territory. Bahrain, alongside Saudi[...]

After Washington scuffles, Erdogan's bodyguards not welcome at G20

Monday  12:21,   26 june 2017
USA TODAY

Germany's foreign ministry warned Turkish bodyguards involved in violent scuffles in Washington last month not to attend the G20 summit in July, German media reported on Sunday.&nbsp;Germany's foreign ministry warned Turkish bodyguards[...]

Russia says Telegram app used in Saint Petersburg attack

Monday  12:21,   26 june 2017
AFP

Russia's FSB security agency on Monday said the Telegram messaging service was used by those behind the Saint Petersburg metro bombing, the latest salvo by authorities after they threatened to block the app. "During the probe into the April 3 [...]

Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War

Monday  12:12,   26 june 2017
The New York Times

Risky Special Operations missions targeting midlevel figures can prove valuable for unearthing information about the Islamic State’s inner circle.WASHINGTON — One late afternoon in April, helicopter-borne American commandos intercepted a vehicle in[...]

China releases Nobel laureate Liu with terminal cancer: lawyer

Monday  12:12,   26 june 2017
AFP

China's jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer told AFP on Monday.Liu, who had about three years of his 11-year sentence to serve, was[...]

China releases Nobel laureate Liu with terminal cancer: lawyer

Monday  12:12,   26 june 2017
AFP

China's jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer told AFP on Monday.Liu, who had about three years of his 11-year sentence to serve, was[...]

Pakistan raises death toll to 157 from fuel truck fire

Monday  11:10,   26 june 2017
Associated Press

Pakistani officials say the death toll from a massive fuel truck fire the previous day has risen to 157 as four more of the victims died overnight.The truck was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab provincial[...]