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Strong Winds Fuel Wildfires in San Francisco, California

Strong Winds Fuel Wildfires in San Francisco, CaliforniaEvacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California



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Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami risk

Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami riskA strong quake hit western Japan early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or risk of tsunami waves, officials said. The 5.3-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 15.4 kilometres (10 miles) at 7:58 am (2258 GMT Sunday) near Osaka, according to the United States Geological Survey. There was no risk of tsunami from the tremor, the Japanese meteorological agency said, putting its magnitude at 5.9, and the epicentre at a depth of 10 kilometres.



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White House says Trump's use of 'animals' to describe MS-13 wasn't strong enough

White House says Trump's use of 'animals' to describe MS-13 wasn't strong enoughWhite House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday sharply defended President Trump’s characterization of undocumented immigrants who commit violent crimes as “animals.”



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'Zionist hawk', 'stalwart friend': strong words greet Bolton nomination

'Zionist hawk', 'stalwart friend': strong words greet Bolton nominationU.S. President Donald Trump’s choice of John Bolton as national security adviser provoked strong reactions worldwide on Friday – and few stronger than in the bitterly-divided Middle East. Some commentators saw it as another nail in the coffin of the Obama-era agreement between Iran and world powers to limit Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, already cast into grave doubt by Trump himself. Others expected Bolton to further undermine any remaining slender hopes of a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict emerging in the foreseeable future.



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Strong quake shakes Mexico, no reports of damages

Strong quake shakes Mexico, no reports of damagesA strong earthquake shook a large swathe of southern and central Mexico on Friday, triggering the quake alarm system in Mexico City and causing buildings to sway. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which measured 7.2 in magnitude, according to Mexico’s National Seismological Service and the US Geological Survey. Panicked residents flooded into the street, fearing a repeat of two earthquakes last September that caused buildings to collapse and killed 465 people combined.



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Video of strong winds exposing President Trump's scalp sends internet into a tailspin

Video of strong winds exposing President Trump's scalp sends internet into a tailspinA video of President Donald Trump's hair getting violently blown by a gust of wind as he boards Air Force One is currently making the rounds online.



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6 dead, 76 missing after strong quake hits Taiwan

6 dead, 76 missing after strong quake hits TaiwanHUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers worked Wednesday to free people trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan's east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed and 76 could not be contacted following the quake.



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Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injuredBy Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) – A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse. The quake hit offshore at 4:18 a.m. local time (0918 GMT) at a depth of around 36 km (22.4 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio said on Twitter that a 55-year-old man died in the town of Yauca after being crushed by rocks.



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Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, no tsunami

Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, no tsunamiBy Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. Rodrigo Anaya Rodriguez was in a hammock inside his house near the popular tourist site of Bacalar Lake near Mexico’s Caribbean coast when he felt three tremors. In Honduras, firefighters said some residents in southern neighborhoods fled their homes after feeling the shaking.



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U.S. crude ends year above $60 on strong global oil demand

U.S. crude ends year above $  60 on strong global oil demandBy Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – U.S. oil prices closed above $ 60 a barrel on the final trading day of the year, the first time since mid-2015, as the commodity ended 2017 with a 12 percent gain spurred by strong demand and declining global inventories. International benchmark Brent crude futures ended the year with a 17 percent rise, supported by ongoing supply cuts by top producers OPEC and Russia as well as strong demand from China. The spread between the benchmarks widened throughout the year, as Brent responded to the drawdown in supply from major world producers while U.S. output continued to grow.



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