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Images published in the report showed scores of people, some clutching young children, crammed onto low-slung wooden boats and wading through muddy waters. The $1.2bn (£915m) dam is part of a project by Xe-Pian-Xe Namnoy Power Company, a joint venture which is also known as PNPC. The dam was due to start commercial operation in 2019, according to the power company Xe Pian Xe Namnoy website.
  • Amazon UK boss Doug Gurr warns Brexit could spark 'civil unrest'

    Amazon UK boss Doug Gurr warns Brexit could spark 'civil unrest'

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    The Foreign Secretary yesterday warned only Vladimir Putin would welcome a no deal Brexit , as he urged Brussels to show greater flexibility in the negotiations. "And I think that's important in terms of people's trust in what we as politicians do". The Times reports that Tory donors and allies of Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader, are now plotting to raise £10m to set up a new hard-Brexit party - "a move that could make it impossible for the Tories to win the next election".
  • Driving through Gates of Hell: Wildfire kills over 20 in Greece

    Driving through Gates of Hell: Wildfire kills over 20 in Greece

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    The wildfire blazed across land near the Saronic Gulf, making its way through tracts of pine forest and ultimately creating a cloud of smoke over the Acropolis hill and Parthenon temple in Athens. "People should leave, close up their homes and just leave". A clip from Greek TV station Skai (see below) shows the Monday wildfire in Kineta burning residents' yards as they fled in cars and on mopeds.
  • Manafort's trial delayed until end of July

    Manafort's trial delayed until end of July

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    The accusation of the banker's knowledge of the allegedly fraudulent loan came in questioning by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, who is presiding over the case against Manafort in Virginia, where trial will begin next week. Manafort's lawyers argued that they need more time to prepare for the trial. Gates pleaded guilty earlier this year and is expected to testify against Manafort.
  • Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens

    Residents flee as two major forest fires rage near Athens

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    Regional authorities declared a state of emergency in the western and eastern parts of Attica, the greater Athens area, as coast guard boats headed out to rescue dozens of people trapped on beaches by the flames. People stand in the sea near cars parked on the beach as the fire rages near Mati. Police in the town earlier said they found two Danish tourists out of a group of 10 in a boat at sea off the town and were trying to locate the others.
  • Gift herd: PM Modi to donate 200 cows to Rwanda

    Gift herd: PM Modi to donate 200 cows to Rwanda

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    The visiting President and First Lady, Peng Liyuan, were received at Village Urugwiro by President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame. Xi inspected the guard of honor in the company of Kagame. He compared Africa to a galloping lion, saying that China is glad to see a stronger Africa that is increasingly integrated. "This is a revolutionary posture in the world affairs, and it's more precious than money".
  • N. Korea begins dismantling rocket test site

    N. Korea begins dismantling rocket test site

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    However, the watchdog pointed out, the fuel bunkers and the main processing building remain untouched. "Japan is happy, all of Asia is happy", he said. On Monday, Trump said he was "very happy" with how talks were progressing with North Korea, after observers and the media highlighted an apparent lack of concrete results since the summit with Kim.
  • Arroyo takes oath as new Speaker

    Arroyo takes oath as new Speaker

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    Castro said majority of the lawmakers voted to oust Alvarez and install Arroyo as speaker following a motion from Batangas Rep. Raneo Abu, with Camarines Sur Rep. His allies are expected to contest Arroyo's oath-taking. Another lawmaker revealed that Duterte-Carpio has been in talks with Arroyo about possibly taking over Alvarez's post since April.
  • Trump Warns Iranian President ‘Never Threaten the United States’

    Trump Warns Iranian President ‘Never Threaten the United States’

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    A top Iranian general bragged on Monday that America "won't dare" attack despite Trump threatening " consequences few throughout history have ever suffered" a tweet-storm late on Sunday night. The United States supports you. Pompeo promised USA aid to Iranians who would rise up against their government officials, whom he said were "merely polished front men for the ayatollahs' global con artistry".
  • Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez rally progressives in Kansas

    Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez rally progressives in Kansas

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    While many progressive Democrats have said they wouldn't support Pelosi again for the leadership post, Ocasio-Cortez left the door open. Bernie Sanders in campaigning for Brent Welder , a former St. Liberals argue that they are not just convincing moderate Democrats or disaffected Republicans but also engaging new primary voters, as Ocasio-Cortez did in NY this summer and as Sanders did in his insurgent 2016 presidential campaign .
  • White House Clarifies Trump's 'Big Hoax' Tweet

    White House Clarifies Trump's 'Big Hoax' Tweet

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    The documents also revealed that on four occasions , the Federal Bureau of Investigation told the FISC that it "did not believe" former British spy Christopher Steele was the direct source for a Yahoo News article implicating Page in Russian collusion, newly released documents reveal.
  • No-deal Brexit could bring CIVIL UNREST warns Amazon’s United Kingdom chief

    No-deal Brexit could bring CIVIL UNREST warns Amazon’s United Kingdom chief

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    The poll also showed that the United Kingdom remained divided on the merits of leaving the European Union with 50 per cent voting to remain in the EU in any new referendum. Unsurprisingly, the government has also talked down Gurr's vision of how the United Kingdom would fare being outside the political bloc, with a spokeswoman telling The Guardian: "Where is the evidence to suggest that would happen?" But the United Kingdom had to be prepared with things like allocating money, preparing ...
  • Targeting Critics, Trump Seeks To Revoke Clearance Of Former US Officials

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    In his July 16 Twitter post, Brennan added, "Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin". Melissa Schwartz , a spokesperson for McCabe, wrote on Twitter: " Andrew McCabe's security clearance was deactivated when he was terminated, according to what we were told was Federal Bureau of Investigation policy".
  • Feds have 12 tapes of Trump recorded by Michael Cohen

    Feds have 12 tapes of Trump recorded by Michael Cohen

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    Barbara Jones, a court-appointed lawyer and former Manhattan federal judge helping to decide which of the seized files are protected by privilege, said in a court filing that prosecutors received the recordings on Friday after attorneys for Trump, Cohen and the Trump Organization dropped privilege claims.
  • Stormy Daniels' husband Glendon Miller Crain files for divorce, cites adultery

    Stormy Daniels' husband Glendon Miller Crain files for divorce, cites adultery

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    Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti , confirmed the divorce Monday. Adult film star Stormy Daniels and her husband, drummer Glendon Crain , are calling it quits. Their daughter is believed to have been born in 2011. As part of their investigation into Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, prosecutors have been examining the US$130,000 (NZ$190,000) payment that was made to Daniels as part of a confidentiality agreement days before the 2016 USA presidential election.