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California wildfires claim seventh victim, still spreading

California wildfires claim seventh victim, still spreadingBy Rich McKay NEW YORK (Reuters) – A seventh person died in a northern California wildfire on Saturday, as a couple of other fast-growing wildfires in the state expanded by more than 25 percent overnight and continued to spread. The White House announced on Sunday morning that U.S. President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in California, a move that makes it easier for residents, businesses, cities and counties to gain access to federal money, food aid and other programs. “Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property loses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster,” the White House said.



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Thailand Clings to Hope as the Search for a Missing Soccer Team Enters Its Seventh Day

Thailand Clings to Hope as the Search for a Missing Soccer Team Enters Its Seventh DayIt's been a week since an under-16 soccer team disappeared into a cave



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As Thai search enters seventh day, divers cling to hope of finding lost boys

As Thai search enters seventh day, divers cling to hope of finding lost boysBy Panu Wongcha-um CHIANG RAI, Thailand (Reuters) – Having failed to find any sign of 12 boys and their soccer coach during a week-long search of flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, rescuers held out hope on Saturday that the group could have found safety on a rocky mound in one of the chambers. Divers were still some way from the potential safety spot, called “Pattaya Beach” after one of Thailand’s best known tourist destinations. Meantime, a police search party has entered the cave from the surface, having drilled a 50-metre long shaft from the mountainside.



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U.S. Navy relieves Seventh Fleet commander in wake of collisions in Asia

U.S. Navy relieves Seventh Fleet commander in wake of collisions in AsiaWASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had removed Seventh Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin after a series of collisions involving its warships in Asia as the search goes on for 10 sailors missing since the latest mishap. Aucoin’s removal comes after a pre-dawn collision between a guided-missile destroyer and a merchant vessel east of Singapore and Malaysia on Monday, the fourth major incident in the U.S. Pacific Fleet this year. “Admiral Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, today relieved the commander of Seventh Fleet, Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” the U.S. Navy said in a press release.



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