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French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth monthRioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris’s Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France’s yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month. Police fired tear gas and water cannon as the protests turned violent after weeks of relative calm, during which marches had attracted declining numbers of participants. Rioters also set fire to an upmarket handbag store and two newsstands on the Champs Elysees, while scattered bonfires burned on the thoroughfare.



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Gunmen attack China's consulate in Pakistan as violence flares across region

Gunmen attack China's consulate in Pakistan as violence flares across regionThe attack, claimed by separatist insurgents from the impoverished southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, killed four people, including two police officers, but it was far from the most deadly on a particularly violent day across the region. Over the border in eastern Afghanistan, a suicide blast at a mosque on an army base killed at least 26 people and wounded 50, security officials said. Earlier in the week, a suicide bomber killed 55 people in the capital, Kabul.



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Residents in California race to evacuate as wildfire flares up

Residents in California race to evacuate as wildfire flares upThousands of people rush to flee through walls of flame



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Drought-stricken West braces as wildfire season flares up

Drought-stricken West braces as wildfire season flares upSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands fled their homes as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer.



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PHOTOS: Anti-Muslim violence flares in central Sri Lanka; Buddhists burn homes and shops

PHOTOS: Anti-Muslim violence flares in central Sri Lanka; Buddhists burn homes and shopsReligious violence flared in central Sri Lanka Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques.



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Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flares

Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flaresMULLEGAMA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and businesses and leaving victims barricaded inside mosques.



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US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares

US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flaresAmerican F-22 fighter jets have fired warning flares in Syrian airspace after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area, according to a US official. The official told Reuters that the Russian jets left the area, which was above the Euphrates river, after the two US jets sent the warnings. One official said that the aerial encounter lasted “several minutes”, as the Russian jets crossed the de-confliction line several times.



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Time could be running out for missing Argentine sub; flares reported

Time could be running out for missing Argentine sub; flares reportedBy Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) – Authorities were investigating white flares spotted in the South Atlantic overnight, as urgency grew on Tuesday in the search for a missing Argentine navy submarine amid worry that its 44 crew members could be running out of oxygen. Searchers found an empty raft floating in the ocean, and noticed white flares from a distance.



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Mexican sewage spill flares US noses and tempers

Mexican sewage spill flares US noses and tempersIMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For more than two weeks, a stench of feces, ammonium and laundry detergent wafted through the air in the southwestern corner of the continental United States. Residents who contacted government offices got no answers.



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Anger at homophobic laws flares at AIDS conference

Nobel laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi from France (L) speaks alongside co-chair Sharon Lewin of Australia during the opening ceremony of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne on July 20, 2014Campaigners at the world AIDS conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that allow the spread of HIV. Powerfully mixing concerns over human rights and health, the issue threatens to divide western donor countries where gay equality is making strides from poor beneficiary nations where anti-gay laws persist or have been newly passed, say some. "We need again to shout out loud that we will not stand idly by when governments, in violation of all human rights principles, are enforcing monstrous laws that only marginalise populations that are already the most vulnerable in society." Experts point to bitterly-won experience in the war on AIDS, which has claimed 39 million lives in 33 years: HIV spreads stealthily from stigmatised minorities and into the mainstream population, where it then can spread like wildfire. The 12,000 delegates attending the 20th International AIDS Conference are being urged to sign a "Melbourne Declaration" which insists that all gay, lesbian and transgender people "are entitled to equal rights and to equal access to HIV prevention, care and treatment information and services".



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