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Deadly heat wave continues as temp hits record 41.4C in Japan

Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures. At least 44 people have died since July 9, with 11 dying on Saturday alone according to Kyodo News, as temperatures remained around 38 degrees Celsius (99F) in central Tokyo Monday.

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300 White Helmet rescue workers still trapped in Syria

As many as 300 White Helmets are still trapped in Syria after an Israeli evacuation Sunday of hundreds of the rescue workers and their family members, according to a member of the group. "We are 300 volunteer members and calling upon the countries of UK, Canada, Jordan, America to continue …

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UK's Port Erin bay beach closed by diesel spill

A popular Isle of Man beach remains partially closed to the public after the discovery of a diesel spill. The Manx Coastguard believes the diesel came from a vessel entering Port Erin bay and that wildlife had been affected. Teams from Port Erin and Douglas deployed an absorbent boom across …

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Kuwaiti star faces backlash over Filipino worker comments

Sondos Alqattan, an Instagram star and makeup artist with over 2.3 million followers, criticised new laws giving Filipino workers a day off per week and preventing employers from seizing their passports. “ How can you have a servant at home who keeps their own passport with them? What’s worse …

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Maltese prime minister cleared of Panama papers charges

The Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat says a year-long inquiry into allegations of financial wrongdoing linked to the Panama Papers scandal had cleared him. Muscat called a snap election last year – which he won comfortably – after he and his entourage, including his wife Michelle, were accused of owning a company …

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Trump to Iran: 'Never, ever threaten' US again

Donald Trump has warned Iran of consequences "the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered" if it threatens the US. In a direct message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the US president wrote in capital letters: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES …

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UK 'won't block death penalty for IS Beatles'

Two members of a terror cell can face US justice after the UK dropped its requirement for assurances they would not be executed if found guilty, according to a report. Captured jihadists Alexanda Kotey and Shafee El-Sheikh, who held British citizenship, are members of the "Beatles" group of Islamic State …

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Spain's conservative Popular Party elects new leader Pablo Casado

Spain's opposition Popular Party (PP) has chosen right-wing congressman Pablo Casado as its new leader. He replaces former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who was ousted in a no-confidence vote last month. Mr Casado, 37, has taken a hardline stance on Catalonian separatists and wants to lower taxes.

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