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Fast-spreading California wildfire forces evacuations in Yolo County

Fast-spreading California wildfire forces evacuations in Yolo CountyA fast-growing wildfire that broke out over the weekend in Northern California, fueled by parched lands and high winds, prompted evacuations on Sunday and sent ash spewing over a wide area of the region, officials said. More than 1,200 people were fighting the so-called County Fire, located about 75 miles (120 kms) northeast of San Francisco. The sky turned orange in parts of the San Francisco Bay area due to the blaze, with many residents waking up to a thin coating of ash on windows, cars and lawns.



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Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire ends

Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire endsAfghan security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government’s unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Ghani said the ceasefire, which lasted 18 days after it was extended once and overlapped with the Taliban’s unilateral three-day truce for Eid, had been “98 percent successful”. The Afghan security and defence forces are allowed to restart their military operations,” Ghani told reporters.



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Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. denies

Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. deniesBy Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible. The attack took place in al-Harra, southeast of the town of Albu Kamal, state news agency SANA said, citing a military source. A commander in the alliance fighting alongside Damascus told Reuters that drones that were “probably American” had bombed the positions of Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions.



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Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commanders

Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commandersYemen pro-government forces launched an offensive on Wednesday to seize the key port city of Hodeida from Huthi rebels, field commanders told AFP. Loyalist troops have begun pressing towards Hodeida airport, south of the strategic Red Sea city, the commanders said on condition of anonymity. The assault began at around 1:15 pm (1015 GMT) after Yemeni pro-government forces received a “green light” from the Saudi-led coalition, they said.



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Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commanders

Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commandersYemen pro-government forces launched an offensive on Wednesday to seize the key port city of Hodeida from Huthi rebels, field commanders told AFP. Loyalist troops have begun pressing towards Hodeida airport, south of the strategic Red Sea city, the commanders said on condition of anonymity. The assault began at around 1:15 pm (1015 GMT) after Yemeni pro-government forces received a “green light” from the Saudi-led coalition, they said.



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Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commanders

Yemen forces launch assault on Hodeida port city: field commandersYemen pro-government forces launched an offensive on Wednesday to seize the key port city of Hodeida from Huthi rebels, field commanders told AFP. Loyalist troops have begun pressing towards Hodeida airport, south of the strategic Red Sea city, the commanders said on condition of anonymity. The assault began at around 1:15 pm (1015 GMT) after Yemeni pro-government forces received a “green light” from the Saudi-led coalition, they said.



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The Latest: Colorado fire forces evacuation of more homes

The Latest: Colorado fire forces evacuation of more homesDURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local):



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Growing Colorado wildfire forces more evacuations

Growing Colorado wildfire forces more evacuationsDURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A growing wildfire burning in southwestern Colorado forced more people from their homes Sunday as crews tried to slow the blaze being fed by continued hot, dry and windy conditions.



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New Rental Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Reservations In Japan

New Rental Law Forces Airbnb To Cancel Thousands Of Reservations In JapanAirbnb said on Thursday it's been forced to cancel thousands of bookings in



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Cracked windshield forces American Airlines emergency landing

Cracked windshield forces American Airlines emergency landingFlight 1897 from San Antonio, Texas, to Phoenix diverted “due to damage sustained by weather in flight,” the airline said in a statement, but gave few other details other than the plane sustained damage to “its nose and windshield” from hail.



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