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Fire in Portugal covers 17,300 acres, injures at least 11

Lisbon, Aug 7 (UNI) A wildfire in Portugal has covered an area of 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres) and injured at least 11 people, Jose Guilherme, the commander of the regional authority for emergency and civil protection of the Alentejo region, said Sunday.
"The estimated area of burning is 7,000 hectares ... Unfortunately, to date, we have recorded 11 victims with minor injuries," CNN Portugal quoted Guilherme as saying.
July of 2023 could become the hottest July in world history, according to the data of the European Union's Earth Observation component Copernicus. Temperature records have been set in many European countries, including Spain, Italy, France and others, and in China and the United States. Wildfires have been raging for days in Greece due to the heat wave. Meteorologists warn of increased risks of heat-related health frisks to citizens and livestock, droughts and threat to crops.
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Pope Francis cancels COP28 trip to Dubai

29 Nov 2023 | 8:15 AM

Vatican City, Nov 29 (UNI) Pope Francis has canceled his working trip to Dubai for the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) on doctors' advice due to illness, Holy See spokesman Matteo Bruni said on Tuesday.

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G7 calls on Houthis to immediately cease attacks on civilians - Joint Statement

29 Nov 2023 | 8:13 AM

Washington, Nov 29 (UNI) The Group of Seven (G7) calls on the Houthis to immediately cease attacks on civilians and stop threatening international shipping lanes, according to a joint statement published by the Foreign Ministry of Japan.

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UNGA renews demand for Israel to withdraw from Syria's Golan Heights

29 Nov 2023 | 8:11 AM

United Nations, Nov 29 (UNI) The UN General Assembly renewed its resolution demanding that Israel withdraw from Syria’s Golan Heights.

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Saudi Arabia wins bid to host World Expo 2030 - Foreign Ministry

29 Nov 2023 | 8:07 AM

Riyadh, Nov 29 (UNI) Saudi Arabia has won the bid to host the World Expo 2030 in the kingdom's capital, Riyadh, with the event scheduled to take place from October 2030 to March 2031, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

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