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Russia to hold biggest military drills since Cold War

Russia to hold biggest military drills since Cold WarRussia will flex its military muscles and hold the biggest war games since the Cold War era next month, including almost 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, the defence ministry said Tuesday, leading NATO to warn of a “more assertive Russia”. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the exercises would be similar in size to those held in September 1981 by the Soviet authorities, called Zapad-81, or West 81. “This will be something of a repeat of Zapad-81, but in some senses even bigger,” Shoigu said in comments reported by Russian news agencies.



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Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900

Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A strong aftershock jolted Venezuela's northeastern coast on Wednesday following the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in more than a century, though officials said neither caused major damage or deaths, apparently due to their depth.



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Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefightersFirefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days.



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California wildfire: State's biggest blaze on record expected to burn for rest of month

California wildfire: State's biggest blaze on record expected to burn for rest of monthCalifornia’s biggest wildfire on record is expected to burn for the rest of the month, fire officials say, amid strong winds and a summer heatwave. The latest report from firefighters is that 34 per cent of the fire has been contained, after it damaged 75 residences and nearly 2,000 other structures. The state experienced a similarly large wildfire last year in the southern part of the state in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, but the Mendocino Fire has eclipsed the Thomas Fire in size.



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The Carr Fire Is California's Deadliest and Biggest Blaze of the Year (So Far). Here's What to Know

The Carr Fire Is California's Deadliest and Biggest Blaze of the Year (So Far). Here's What to KnowHere's what we know about it



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Meghan Markle Just Received a Coat of Arms — and It’s Her Biggest Break in Royal Tradition Yet!

Meghan Markle Just Received a Coat of Arms — and It’s Her Biggest Break in Royal Tradition Yet!Just days after Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding to Prince Harry, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex has received a very special gift: a coat of arms.



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Rudy Giuliani's ABC Interview Was A Mess. Here Are The Biggest Takeaways.

Rudy Giuliani's ABC Interview Was A Mess. Here Are The Biggest Takeaways.Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who recently joined President



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'Avengers: Infinity War' Just Had The Biggest Opening Weekend Ever

'Avengers: Infinity War' Just Had The Biggest Opening Weekend Ever"Avengers: Infinity War," the culmination of a 10-year Marvel film journey,



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World’s biggest active geyser erupts at Yellowstone National Park for third time in weeks

World’s biggest active geyser erupts at Yellowstone National Park for third time in weeksSteamboat Geyser, in Yellowstone National Park, erupted at around 6.30am local time on Friday morning, geologists said. The eruption is the latest event in a rare period of activity at the geyser this year, following similar water discharges on March 15 and April 19 this year. Before this year, Steamboat had not erupted since September 2014.



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Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: study

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: studyBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries’ time, a scientific study said on Thursday. The spread of hominims – early humans and relatives such as Neanderthals – from Africa coincided with the extinction of mammals such as the mammoths, sabre-toothed tiger and glyptodon, an armadillo-like creature the size of a car. “There is a very clear pattern of size-biased extinction that follows the migration of hominims out of Africa,” lead author Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico told Reuters of the study published in the journal Science.



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