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  • California Wildfire Nears 75 Square Miles

    California Wildfire Nears 75 Square Miles

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    California Wildfire Nears 75 Square Miles

    The Rocky Fire in northern California grew to 47,000 acres by the morning of August 2, according to CalFire . More than 6,000 structures are threatened by the wildfire, which remains at 5 percent contained. Twenty-four homes have been destroyed by the fire. Mandatory evacuations are in effect, impacting more than 12,000 people. The major thoroughfare Highway 20 is closed, though the fire has not crossed the road, which officials have been concerned may happen. Credit: Instagram/Dave Mills …

  • Willow Wildfire Continues to Burn

    Willow Wildfire Continues to Burn

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    Willow Wildfire Continues to Burn

    The Willow Fire in California’s Sierra Nevada National Forest burned through 5,100 acres on August 1. While the wildfire grew by 1,000 acres overnight, so did its containment level, according to local media . The incident report states that the fire is 50 percent contained. Fire officials told local media they expect the fire to be at least 90 percent contained within the next week. The blaze threatened 450 buildings, but none have been destroyed. Mandatory evacuations are also in place. …

  • Taiwan protesters demand education minister's resignation

    Taiwan protesters demand education minister's resignation

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    Taiwan protesters demand education minister's resignation

    Nearly a thousand people rallied outside Taiwan's education ministry Sunday, demanding the minister's resignation and the scrapping of what they describe as a "China-centric" high school curriculum. …

  • Egypt court postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

    Egypt court postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

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    Egypt court postpones verdict in Jazeera reporters' retrial

    An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed for a second time its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, rescheduling it for August 29 in a move the defendants called an insult. …

  • Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'

    Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'

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    Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'

    Two Turkish soldiers were killed and at least two dozen other troops were wounded early Sunday in a suicide attack blamed on Kurdish militants, as Ankara kept up its air campaign against the rebels' bases in northern Iraq. …