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UPDATE 1-Iran will "pay the price" if persists with aggression, Saudi minister tells Le Monde

UPDATE 1-Iran will "pay the price" if persists with aggression, Saudi minister tells Le MondeSaudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs warned regional rival Iran there would be more sanctions if it continued its “aggressive polices”, but said Riyadh wanted to avoid war. “Today, Iran is under severe economic sanctions,” Adel al-Jubeir told Le Monde newspaper in an interview published on Monday. Jubeir was speaking in Paris after meeting his French counterpart as European powers seek to defuse tensions in the region after Iran downed a U.S. military surveillance drone and was blamed for attacks on six oil tankers.



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'El Chapo' faces prison for life, but Mexico drug trade persists

'El Chapo' faces prison for life, but Mexico drug trade persistsGuzman, 61, was found guilty on all 10 charges in federal court in New York after an 11-week trial that revealed the inner workings of the Sinaloa Cartel, Mexico’s biggest drug gang. While Guzman has been effectively removed from the drug trade, a former associate has taken over the reins of the cartel, one of many gangs that smuggle drugs from Mexico to the United States. Largely because of that, the trial has not changed the “rules of war” against the drug trade, security analyst Alejandro Hope said, aside from perhaps scaring cartels into exercising more caution after testimony revealed how law enforcement infiltrated Guzman’s networks.



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Enclave on edge as mystery persists in mansion fire, deaths

Enclave on edge as mystery persists in mansion fire, deathsCOLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — When a landscaper alerted Boris Volshteyn to smoke pouring out of a nearby mansion, the plastic surgeon hurried home and found his friend and neighbor lying face down out front. His first thought was to try CPR, but it was no use.



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Parts of the Carolinas to remain underwater as river flooding from Florence persists through September

Parts of the Carolinas to remain underwater as river flooding from Florence persists through SeptemberWhile crests will continue to work downstream along the major rivers in the eastern part of the Carolinas into next week, some unprotected areas may stay flooded until the end of September or early October.



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US existing home sales hit two-year low as slump persists

US existing home sales hit two-year low as slump persistsSales of existing homes in the United States fell in July for the fourth straight month, hitting the slowest pace in two years, according to an industry survey released Wednesday. With 77 straight months of price increases, would-be homeowners were finding a tight market difficult to navigate amid general weakness in the housing sector, according to the National Association of Realtors. “Too many would-be buyers are either being priced out, or are deciding to postpone their search until more homes in their price range come onto the market,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said in a statement.



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New fissures open up near Hawaiian volcano as danger persists

New fissures open up near Hawaiian volcano as danger persistsThe Kilauea volcano, the most active in Hawaii, was highly unstable Sunday as lava spouted into the air and fissures emitted deadly gases — hazards that have forced thousands of people to evacuate. Eight fissures have opened so far, the most recent one late Saturday, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported at 9:40 GMT on Sunday. All are in or near Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas, where over 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate.



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ISIS Threat Persists in Philippines

ISIS Threat Persists in PhilippinesThe Philippine army recently retook the city of Marawi after it was an ISIS stronghold for five months. However, while the battle may be over, the threat from ISIS is not.



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