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California wildfires: Number of missing leaps to 631

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrone footage shows complete devastation in the Californian town of Paradise The number of people missing in northern California’s devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. The missing persons’ list has doubled since earlier on […]

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Israel Defence Minister Lieberman resigns over Gaza ceasefire

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Avigdor Lieberman said Israel was doing “serious damage to national security in the long term” Israel’s defence minister has resigned over the cabinet’s decision to accept a ceasefire ending two days of fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza. Avigdor Lieberman denounced the move as “surrendering to terror”. He said his right-wing […]

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Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands

Image copyright EPAImage caption Italy’s co-Deputy Prime Ministers Luigi Di Maio (left) and Matteo Salvini made defiant comments The Italian government has defied the European Commission by sticking to its big-spending budget plan. Finance Minister Giovanni Tria said it would keep to a deficit target of 2.4% and a growth forecast of 1.5%. The Commission, […]