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Data from the European Forest Fire Information System showed that an area of more than 30,000 hectares had been affected, making it the largest ever fire in Portugal. A Reuters photographer in the area said he saw a plane fly out of view and shortly afterwards he heard an explosion. More than 1,000 firefighters and nine water-dropping aircraft are battling the blaze in Pedrogao Grande, which is raging for a third consecutive day.
  • Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

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    Prince Philip's health has taken a hit. The Duke of Edinburgh, who turned 96 last month, recently announced that he will retire from public duties later this year. It is understood he was not admitted to hospital as an emergency but, on a doctor's advice, was driven from Windsor Castle to the central London hospital on Tuesday evening.
  • South African court rules in secret ballot case against Zuma

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    Zuma, who will be in parliament later in the day for question and answer session, has survived four previous no-confidence votes. She has previously said she did not have the power. "When that happens in a motion of no-confidence, the outcome could betray the people's interests". The UDM said it believed that a secret vote would provide a safe space for individual MPs guided by his or her conscience, and "not by the dictates of their political bosses who issue instructions to Parliament ...
  • Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital with infection

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    Noteworthy that shortly prior to his falling sick, Prince Philip announced that he shall retire from all official public duties this Autumn onward. One aide said: "He is up and about and is in good spirits". Prince Philip will continue to attend previously scheduled engagements till August but won't take up any new invitations, the palace said in a statement at the time.
  • Indian president condoles former German chancellor Helmut Kohl's death

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    President George H.W. Bush similarly recognized Kohl as "a true friend of freedom , and the man I consider one of the greatest leaders in postwar Europe". Often harsh and thin-skinned, Kohl also could display a quick wit and jovial earthiness. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said "a tribute to the memory of chancellor Kohl".
  • Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills, reports Al Jazeera

    Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills, reports Al Jazeera

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    When asked whether the capricious behaviour from the White House and State Department has affected Boeing's ability to make decisions, Caret told reporters Boeing was aligned with the USA government's decision on foreign military sales. The Saudi-led alliance has yet to submit a list of demands to end the diplomatic and economic isolation of the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas.
  • Shakeup in Saudi Arabia

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    For an older generation, Saudi television coverage was highly orchestrated, with repeated footage of Nayef, the deposed crown prince, pledging allegiance to his successor. Inside, they have prompted admiration among many younger Saudis who regard his ascent as evidence that their generation is taking a central place in running a country whose patriarchal traditions have for decades made power the province of the old.
  • Final remembrance held at Pulse nightclub

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    On the first anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern United States history, officials asked Americans to join in acts of "love and kindness" to honour victims of the three-hour rampage at the now-shuttered Pulse club, including survivors still reeling from emotional and physical wounds.
  • Rebel Wilson announces court win will go to charity

    Rebel Wilson announces court win will go to charity

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    The Australian star turned Hollywood headliner has promised to donate any money she receives for damages from her defamation case against Bauer Media to charity, scholarships or to the Australian film industry to help provide jobs. makes this case unique". Rebel sued Bauer - the publisher of Woman's Day , Australian Women's Weekly, NW and OK magazine - over eight articles in 2015 that claimed she was a serial liar and told "pork pies" about her real name, age and childhood to make ...
  • Champs-Elysees attacker 'had Polish roots'

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    Gerard Collomb, the French Minister for the Interior, told reporters near the scene Monday that the man's motives weren't immediately clear. The current state of emergency is due to expire on July 15 but the government is seeking to extend it until November 1.
  • DUP threat to walk out from talks with Tories

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    Mrs May was forced to seek support from other parties after the snap election on June 8 left her nine MPs short of an overall majority in the House of Commons. After the negative response to plans in the Tory manifesto to make pensioners pay for social care by selling their homes after they died, the Speech promised only a consultation on proposals which will be brought forward to improve social care.