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Water-dropping plane crashes during forest fires in Portugal



News June 20, 2017


At least 64 people have died and over 150 injured in the blazes which broke out in the central Pedrogao Grande region over the weekend and spread quickly to other areas.More than 1,000 firefighters and almost 400 fire engines are ...

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Progress made in tackling deadly Portugal forest fires



News June 20, 2017


The welcome news about the blaze in the Pedrogao Grande region came as another fire grew in size, with some resources being diverted to Gois, about 12 miles away.Commander Vitor Vaz Pinto said the Gois blaze was "very fast and ver...

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Islamic State stronghold in Mosul 'surrounded by US-backed forces'



News June 20, 2017


The country's military said the terror group's territory in the Old City of Mosul was encircled on Tuesday after they seized an area to the north.It means IS faces pro-government forces, supported by an American-led coalition, to ...

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Starving infant found alive and alone in wreckage of Mosul school



News June 20, 2017


Footage shot by Iraqi forces shows soldiers washing the dirt off the one-year-old boy, before holding his head up to pour water into his mouth.As the child cries, a body covered in a blanket can be seen in the corner of the ruined...

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Congo militia attack babies and toddlers in wave of violence



News June 20, 2017


The Bana Mura militia, which is backed by the country's government, has been committing horrific, ethnically motivated crimes over several months.Observers say the Congolese army accompanied the militia during attacks on villages,...

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