Brazilian states ask for military help as Amazon fires rage

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:56:46 -0400


Six states in Brazil's Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an international outcry because of the Amazon's centr...



CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S., possibly tied to vaping

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:33:21 -0400


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in Illino...



China warns U.S. to stop 'wrong' trade actions or face consequences

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:28:07 -0400


China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington's decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences if it does not end its "...



South Korea begins military drills around disputed island amid feud with Japan

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 21:20:30 -0400


South Korea's military will conduct two days of drills around a tiny island also claimed by Japan, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, just days after Seoul decided to scrap an intelligence-sharing...



Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders open summit in French resort

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:39:04 -0400


Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday as their leaders gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the...



Six spectators hurt after lightning strike at Tour Championship

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:37:04 -0400


Six spectators were injured when lightning struck a tree during the third round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Saturday, the PGA Tour said in a statement.


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