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California mayor hopes local has winning ticket

California mayor hopes local has winning ticket

Earlier estimates had the jackpot at an estimated $435 million, after Wednesday's drawing failed to yield a victor for the top prize as no one had matched all the numbers since April 1. This big score will come in handy for Alberee's family, after his was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis earlier this year. The almost half-a-billion dollar jackpot is the seventh largest in Powerball history, and reportedly the tenth largest in US lottery history.


Duterte resurfaces after rest, says battle with militants winding down

Duterte resurfaces after rest, says battle with militants winding down

Security agencies here have denied that an Indian fought alongside the Islamic State (IS) at Marawi in southern Philippines which was seized by the Islamist militant group a month ago. Former congressman Teddy CasiƱo had earlier claimed that the military blocked his group when they were about to deliver assistance to Marawi residents last Thursday.


Arab powers name Qatar linked terror list

Arab powers name Qatar linked terror list

Qatar said that its connection to the terror list was "baseless" and a violation of global law. It was their first joint statement since severing ties with Qatar earlier this week. The list also names three Kuwaiti nationals, two Jordanians, two Bahrainis, an Emirati, a Saudi and a Yemeni. Thursday's statement added the list would be updated with new individuals and organizations based in or funded by Qatar.



Otto Warmbier has died, a week after release from North Korea

The release and subsequent controversy over Warmbier's medical condition follows months of heightened tension between the US and North Korea as a result of Pyongyang's rapidly advancing nuclear and weapons programs. The former Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls champion said he was trying to promote sports during his latest five-day trip to North Korea and spoke positively of the experience, Reuters reported .



U.S. student suffered 'extensive' brain damage in North Korea

Yun met in May with North Korean representatives in Norway, and the North Koreans agreed that Swedish representatives would be allowed to visit Otto Warmbier and three other U.S. A United Nations Special Rapporteur has called for respect for the human rights of detainees in North Korea , after the release of USA student Otto Warmbier earlier this week.


Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires

Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires

Reinforcements are due to arrive on Monday, including more water-dropping planes from Spain , France and Italy as part of a European Union co-operation programme. And though Portuguese fire experts said on Sunday that it was hard to say for sure how the fires had spread so rapidly, environmentalists warned that the country needed to urgently improve its forest management and fire monitoring.