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Deadly wildfires sweep across Portugal and northern Spain killing at least 39 (UPDATE)

Deadly wildfires sweep across Portugal and northern Spain killing at least 39 (UPDATE)

Hurricane Ophelia's strong winds are blamed for fanning flames of deadly forest fires in Portugal and Spain

At least six people have been killed and around 25 others injured - mainly firefighters - during Portugal's worst day of the year for forest fires.

Around 500 blazes were reported in the country's central and northern regions where a state of emergency has been declared.

Soaring temperatures of up to 36 degrees celsius have been recorded - extraordinary for mid-October.

More than 100 fires were still burning late Sunday night with more than 5,000 firefighters battling the flames.

The worst outbreak of Portugal's fires in 2017 killed 64 people in June, with many dying on a road as they fled the rampant flames in their cars.

Wildfires are also ravaging north west Spain where at least three people have been reported killed and two more are missing.

Source: Deadly wildfires sweep across Portugal and northern Spain killing at least 39 (UPDATE)
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Dust from Sahara and fires in Portugal turn UK sky an eerie red

Dust from Sahara and fires in Portugal turn UK sky an eerie red

Unusual glow comes about as result of Storm Ophelia picking up sands from north Africa and particles from Iberian forest fires

The strange reddish sky reported over parts of the UK may appear to some a sign of impending apocalypse or a celestial Instagram filter, but experts say there is a scientific explanation.

The hue is a remnant of Storm Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara, while debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain is also playing a part, according to the BBC weather presenter Simon King.

The dust has caused shorter-wavelength blue light to be scattered, making it appear red. "Ophelia originated in the Azores, where it was a hurricane, and as it tracked its way northwards, it dragged in tropical air from the Sahara," King said.

"The dust gets picked up into the air and goes high up into the atmosphere, and that dust has been dragged high up in the atmosphere above the UK."

The Met Office said the vast majority of the dust was due to forest fires on the Iberian peninsula, which have sent debris into the air. This has been dragged north by Ophelia.

Source: Dust from Sahara and fires in Portugal turn UK sky an eerie red
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Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool

Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool

One in five Australians have been victims of image-based abuse, but very few report the offence.

Source: Australia launches revenge porn reporting tool
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Aerial footage as Rohingya flee Myanmar

Aerial footage as Rohingya flee Myanmar

Drone footage supplied by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees shows thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar on Monday.

Source: Aerial footage as Rohingya flee Myanmar
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Trump, McConnell make a show of unity despite tensions

Trump, McConnell make a show of unity despite tensions

Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences.

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: Bertolt Brecht’s parable play about the rise of Hitler

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: Bertolt Brecht’s parable play about the rise of Hitler

  The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: Bertolt Brecht’s parable play about the rise of Hitler By David Walsh 17 October 2017 Left-wing German dramatist Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, a parable play about the political ascension of Adolf Hitler, was staged this month by the Department of Theatre and Drama at […]

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Prison Planet.com » Dow industrials dalliance with 23,000 is a sign of the stock market’s velocity

Prison Planet.com » Dow industrials dalliance with 23,000 is a sign of the stock market’s velocity

Market WatchOctober  16, 2017 A resurgence in the so-called Trump trade has investors once again contemplating a fresh milestone for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. This time the most well known and oldest U.S. equity benchmark is set to hit 23,000 for the first time ever, notching its fourth straight 1,000 point climb over the […]

Source: Prison Planet.com » Dow industrials dalliance with 23,000 is a sign of the stock market’s velocity
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Journalists snap back at colleagues for questioning McConnell handhold — RT America

Journalists snap back at colleagues for questioning McConnell handhold — RT America

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 21:35 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 09:13 Several mainstream journalists appeared to seek a deep political meaning in Mitch McConnell’s reaching for Trump’s hand as he climbed White House stairs, only to find out that the senator is a polio survivor for whom stairs are a challenge. Following lunch and […]

Source: Journalists snap back at colleagues for questioning McConnell handhold — RT America
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Vengeful in Defeat: Hillary Clinton Fantasises about WikiLeaks

Vengeful in Defeat: Hillary Clinton Fantasises about WikiLeaks

The Hillary Clinton mope tour, which should have reached a high water mark, has gone global. It entails drumming up her credentials (immaculate, we are told, but unnoticed), and pouring upon the man who beat her to the White house (a danger to the world).  The latter is the fundamental point: Donald Trump would not […]

Source: Vengeful in Defeat: Hillary Clinton Fantasises about WikiLeaks
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Google's 'Moonshot' division is working with an Australian company to deliver burritos by drone

Google's 'Moonshot' division is working with an Australian company to deliver burritos by drone

The drones are designed like model aircraft, can travel at speeds of up to 120kmh for up to 10km from their take off location and carry a payload of up to 1kg.

Source: Google's 'Moonshot' division is working with an Australian company to deliver burritos by drone
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Traders have never been more confident that volatility is dead

Traders have never been more confident that volatility is dead

Based on positioning, traders have never been so confident that volatility won’t spike over the next few weeks.

Source: Traders have never been more confident that volatility is dead
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Iran Vows to ‘Follow N. Korea’ Nuke Pathway After Deal Decertification

Iran Vows to ‘Follow N. Korea’ Nuke Pathway After Deal Decertification

  Iran will not renegotiate landmark accord Senior Iran leaders praised the North Korean regime this weekend and claimed the Islamic Republic is encouraged to follow Pyongyang’s nuclear pathway following the Trump administration’s decision last week to decertify Iranian compliance with the landmark nuclear agreement. Iran’s threat to become the next North Korea, which has […]

Source: Iran Vows to ‘Follow N. Korea’ Nuke Pathway After Deal Decertification
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