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Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve

Sunday  17:05,   25 june 2017
Associated Press

A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity.The flames have advanced eastward and have entered Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature[...]

China's Xi to make first official visit to Hong Kong

Sunday  16:10,   25 june 2017
USA TODAY

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first official visit to Hong Kong on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China.The visit is expected to be met with massive protests by pro-democracy activists,[...]

Six taken to hospital in Newcastle after car crashes into pedestrians

Sunday  15:41,   25 june 2017
Sky News

Six people have been injured after a car hit pedestrians outside a sports centre in Newcastle. The casualties include three children who have been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary.A 42-year-old woman has been arrested following the incident [...]

Eid truce in Philippines war-torn city ends

Sunday  15:36,   25 june 2017
AFP

An eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government continued its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of war-torn Marawi. 6[...]

Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban

Sunday  14:56,   25 june 2017
Associated Press

Activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights say they will march for Pride in Istanbul, despite a ban by the governor's office.Organizers of the 2017 Istanbul LGBTI Pride said Sunday the gathering would begin at 5 p.m. (14:00[...]

Trump gift leaves Australian PM bemused

Sunday  14:35,   25 june 2017
BBC News

<p>Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been left somewhat bemused after receiving a pink tie emblazoned with the words "Donald Trump".</p>Mr Turnbull was given the Trump-branded item on Sunday as a gift during a visit to a [...]

Trump gift leaves Australian PM bemused

Sunday  14:35,   25 june 2017
BBC News

<p>Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been left somewhat bemused after receiving a pink tie emblazoned with the words "Donald Trump".</p>Mr Turnbull was given the Trump-branded item on Sunday as a gift during a visit to a [...]

UK police: 6 hurt as vehicle crashes into pedestrians

Sunday  14:35,   25 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>British police say they have arrested a woman after a car collided with pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports center, injuring six people. Police say the incident is not believed to be terror-related.</p>Northumbria Police say officers are [...]

UK police: 6 hurt as vehicle crashes into pedestrians

Sunday  14:35,   25 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>British police say they have arrested a woman after a car collided with pedestrians outside a Newcastle sports center, injuring six people. Police say the incident is not believed to be terror-related.</p>Northumbria Police say officers are [...]

Fake news is already disrupting Kenya’s high-stakes election campaign

Sunday  13:17,   25 june 2017
Quartz

<p>On the morning of Apr.13, at the height of Kenya’s primary elections, residents of Busia County in western Kenya woke up to a dose of fake news.</p>In a region dominated by the opposition ODM party, the circulating pamphlets undermined[...]

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Sunday  12:45,   25 june 2017
FOX News

Britain’s fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after[...]

India's Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Sunday  12:31,   25 june 2017
AFP

India's leader Narendra Modi arrived in the US for his first meeting Monday with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties and move beyond disagreements over climate change. 2 cards charging 0% Interest until 2019 See The [...]

AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to Australia

Sunday  10:41,   25 june 2017
AFP

<p>An AirAsia flight to Malaysia was forced back to Australia Sunday due to a technical problem, with one passenger saying the plane was "shaking like a washing machine".</p>The Airbus A330 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experienced[...]

Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

Sunday  10:25,   25 june 2017
AFP

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year. Assad's office published images of him praying inside the brightly-lit Al-Nuri[...]

Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

Sunday  09:05,   25 june 2017
Reuters

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he backed Qatar's response to a list of demands issued by Arab states boycotting the Gulf emirate, and said calls for a Turkish military base there to close were disrespectful. Qatar has[...]