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IS hits Syria army with deadliest attacks since 'caliphate': monitor

IS hits Syria army with deadliest attacks since 'caliphate': monitorIslamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in Syria, in what a monitoring group described Saturday as their deadliest operation since the fall of the “caliphate”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four senior Syrian army officers were among the troops and allied militiamen killed in the desert east of Homs province over the past 48 hours. The Amaq propaganda arm of IS, which lost the last vestige of its “caliphate” to Kurdish-led forces last month but retains desert and mountain hideouts in both Syria and Iraq, said its fighters carried out the operation.



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Violent Alabama tornado was among the USA's strongest and deadliest in years

Violent Alabama tornado was among the USA's strongest and deadliest in yearsThe violent, devastating tornado that roared through eastern Alabama on Sunday was unusual for its for its extreme size, strength, and duration.



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List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharply

List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharplyThe confirmed death toll from the Camp Fire stood unchanged from the past few days at 88, but the newly revised roster of people still unaccounted for came as welcome news three weeks after flames ravaged the Sierra foothills town of Paradise. At a news conference on Wednesday night, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said search and recovery teams had finished combing through the ruins of approximately 18,000 homes and other buildings incinerated by the blaze. The missing-persons list then consisted of 196 names, though Honea said he was hopeful that many individuals would eventually turn up alive as they realized that loved ones were looking for them.



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Number of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops to 25

Number of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops to 25The death toll from the Camp Fire that all but obliterated the mountain town community of Paradise in northern California stood unchanged at 88, the Butte County Sheriff Department said late on Saturday in a statement. On Wednesday, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said search and recovery teams had finished going through the ruins of some 18,000 homes and other buildings that were incinerated.



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California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamedThe deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday. The so-called Camp Fire, which broke out on November 8, is so far known to have killed 87 people although another 249 people remain unaccounted for. “#CampFire … is now 100% contained,” Cal Fire, the state fire authority, said in a bulletin on Twitter.



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Camp Fire, California's Deadliest In History, Now 100 Percent Contained

Camp Fire, California's Deadliest In History, Now 100 Percent ContainedThe devastating Camp fire ― a massive blaze that engulfed more than 153,000



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California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamedThe deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday. “#CampFire … is now 100% contained,” Cal Fire, the state fire authority, said in its latest bulletin on Twitter. Only 54 of the fatalities have been identified, according to the local sheriff’s office in Butte County, around three hours drive north of San Francisco.



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Aircraft Carriers, Submarines and Nukes: Meet the 5 Deadliest U.S. Weapons of World War II

Aircraft Carriers, Submarines and Nukes: Meet the 5 Deadliest U.S. Weapons of World War IILet the debate begin. 



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California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fire

California searches for 1,000 missing in its deadliest fireForensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported missing in the state’s deadliest wildfire on record. Remains of at least 71 people have been recovered in and around a Sierra foothills hamlet that was home to nearly 27,000 residents before the town, 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco, was largely incinerated by the deadly Camp Fire on the night of Nov. 8.



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Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single U.S. wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub and trees, raced with little warning through Paradise, a town of 27,000.



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