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California fires: Winds propel fires as death toll rises

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCalifornia wildfires continue to rage Strong winds have been fuelling California's deadly fires as search-and-rescue teams begin the grim task of searching for bodies among the ashes.Winds of up to 40mph (64km/h) are expected throughout Tuesday in the state's south, where the Woolsey Fire is threatening some 57,000 homes.Firefighters in the north are still battling the Camp Fire, which has left
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Maggy Biskupski: France’s ‘angry police’ leader found dead

[ad_1] Image copyright Maggy Biskupski / Facebook Image caption Ms Biskupski was a well-known advocate for her fellow law enforcement officers A police officer who rose to prominence combating violence against French police has been found dead.Maggy Biskupski was found at her home in the Yvelines area west of Paris, having apparently shot herself with her service weapon.She was the president of France's MPC, or "movement of angry police officers",
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Why India is renting out its caves to foreign firms

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India signed an initial pact to lease out a part of its underground strategic oil storage at Padur in Karnataka to Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) for storing crude oil. Padur storage has four compartments of 0.625 MMT (million metric tonnes) each and ADNOC may use half of the storage capacity for stocking its oil. Allowing foreign companies to use the storage for storing crude oil
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Food taste ‘not protected by copyright’ rules EU court

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ruling will have implications for cheese producers across the EU The taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright, the EU's highest legal authority has ruled in a case involving a Dutch cheese.The European Court of Justice said the taste of food was too "subjective and variable" for it to meet the requirements for copyright protection.The court was asked to rule
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Uganda school fire: Three in custody after nine die in dormitory

[ad_1] Image copyright Uganda Red Cross/Charles Ssemusu Image caption The dormitory doors had been padlocked Three students are in custody in southern Uganda on suspicion of starting a school dormitory fire that killed at least nine children and injured 40.The three had recently been suspended for bringing alcohol into St Bernard Secondary School in Rakai, police say. The dormitory's doors were padlocked at the time of the fire, trapping dozens
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French Army appears to mock Donald Trump in viral tweet

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald and Melania Trump were in Paris to mark 100 years since the end of World War One The French Army appeared to poke fun at Donald Trump on Twitter yesterday, after the US President cancelled a visit to a World War One cemetery over poor weather."There's rain, but it's no problem" the army's account tweeted, with the hashtag #MondayMotivation.Mr Trump was widely
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Sabarimala case: SC to hear review petitions on January 22 in open court | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a host of review pleas against its verdict allowing the entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. The hearing will take place in an open court on January 22, 2019. The apex court said however that there will be no stay on the September 28 verdict + which allowed entry of women in
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UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation

[ad_1] Image copyright GeorgeRudy/Getty Images Image caption The pilots spotted fast flying objects and bright lights in the sky The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland.It began at 06:47 local time on Friday 9 November when a British Airways pilot contacted Shannon air traffic control.She wanted to know if there were military exercises in the area because there was