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This temperature in Kumagaya beat the previous all-time record high of 41.0C (105.8F), which was set in Ekawasaki in August 2013. The temperature reached 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) in Tokyo on Monday. The heatwave also comes a mere two years before Tokyo is expected to host the Summer Olympics. "It's hard to us because we don't have this heat in Mexico", she said.
  • Security Council united on denuclearizing North Korea

    Security Council united on denuclearizing North Korea

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    Right now, Pompeo said, North Korea is "illegally smuggling" refined petroleum products into the country beyond the quota of 500,000 barrels per year allowed under United Nations sanctions, mainly by ship-to-ship transfers. "Members of the UN Security Council and by extension all UN member states have unanimously agreed to fully enforce sanctions on North Korea and we expect them to continue to honor those commitments", Pompeo said.
  • Donald Trump tweets explosive threat to Iran

    Donald Trump tweets explosive threat to Iran

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    He's also throwing Trump's warning to "BE CAUTIOUS" right back at him. The latest flare-up between American and Iran's presidents follows a speech by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday calling Iranian leaders a " mafia ".
  • White Helmet rescuers evacuated from Syria

    White Helmet rescuers evacuated from Syria

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    The Syrian government on Monday condemned a multilateral operation to evacuate hundreds of rescue workers from the war-torn country as a "criminal process" meant to de-stabilize Syria . Syrian state television said on Sunday an Israeli air strike had hit a military post in the city of Misyaf in Syria's Hama province but caused only material damage.
  • North Korea ‘refuses to denuclearise unless United States agrees a new peace treaty’

    North Korea ‘refuses to denuclearise unless United States agrees a new peace treaty’

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    China, which is North Korea's closest ally and responsible for more than 90 per cent of the isolated country's trade, backs North Korea's call for a "phased and synchronous" approach to denuclearization. King said the Singapore summit was a "major boost for Kim's legitimacy", at a time in North Korea when "questions about Kim's legitimacy.and how his family came to power" are quietly being raised among ordinary people.
  • I Gave Up ‘Nothing’ In Russia Summit

    I Gave Up ‘Nothing’ In Russia Summit

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    Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on the findings of US intelligence agencies that released a report in January 2017 saying they concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered a hacking-and-propaganda campaign targeting the election.
  • Damascus condemns White Helmet evacuation as 'criminal operation'

    Damascus condemns White Helmet evacuation as 'criminal operation'

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    The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) have continued to advance and take control of the Quneitra district, leading to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, raising concern for Israel, on Sunday. It added that the White Helmets and their family members were transferred to a neighbouring country, which it did not name. Over the weekend, a convoy of buses carrying the White Helmets streamed into northern Israel under cover of darkness.
  • Weather outlook: Tracking rain and storms

    Weather outlook: Tracking rain and storms

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    Thursday and Friday look mainly dry, with just a few pop-up afternoon storms expected. Winds NE 5-10 miles per hour. Next week brings highs generally in the mid 80s to low 90s temperature range however with more cloud cover and possibility of rain on some days don't be surprised by even cooler temperatures than the forecast indicates.
  • Trump warns Iran to never threaten U.S.

    Trump warns Iran to never threaten U.S.

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    He also promised the USA would support Iranians who are unhappy with their government. #Pompeo to give a speech in California to "support the Iranian people" on Sunday but is yet to answer this most basic Q: If he/Trump, care about Iranian people why did they ban them from entering US? "Democracy will come to Iran when the people of Iran have their reckoning with their ruthless and incompetent rulers".
  • Brits reject May's Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right

    Brits reject May's Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right

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    He was also the face of Vote Leave - the official pro-Brexit campaign group that was recently fined for breaking electoral law by overspending nearly US$600,000. Even former BREXIT secretary David Davis jumped into the rowdy exchanges, asking Mrs. "Let us again aim explicitly for that glorious vision of Lancaster House - a strong, independent self-governing Britain that is genuinely open to the world , not the miserable permanent limbo of Chequers", he said.
  • Israel passes law anchoring itself as nation-state of the Jewish people

    Israel passes law anchoring itself as nation-state of the Jewish people

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    In 1979, Egypt became the first Arab nation to sign a peace treaty with Israel under the Camp David Accord, which asked the Jewish state to withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula. He says "this clause is taken by the world to mean "Jewish-only neighborhoods and Arab minorities out". The passage of the law continues Israel's rightward shift in recent years amid frustration with failed peace agreements with the Palestinians and steady growth in settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
  • Theresa May set for first Irish border visit since Brexit vote

    Theresa May set for first Irish border visit since Brexit vote

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    She said that undermining it would be a betrayal. The prime minister said a seamless border is "the foundation stone" of the peace agreement that ended decades of violence between Protestants and Catholics as well as between Britain and those wanting to unite Ireland with Northern Ireland .
  • Trump aide alleged to have 'Russia ties' in secret United States documents

    Trump aide alleged to have 'Russia ties' in secret United States documents

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    Last week, a federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed USA accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Trump. "Even more shocking than the civil rights abuses inherent in today's initial FISA abuse documents and its testament to @Comey & Co's very poor "legal" judgment is the complete ignorance it shows regarding Russia", Page tweeted following the release.
  • Multiple casualties feared in downtown Toronto shooting

    Multiple casualties feared in downtown Toronto shooting

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    Streets in the area have been closed while police and other emergency services respond to the incident. Their condition was not immediately known. Toronto Paramedic Services confirm that at least ten people have been taken to local hospitals.