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2 dead as storm triggers landslides, hits south China coast

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A powerful tropical storm swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving at least one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning, officials said.
A 17-year-old died and two children were injured in another landslide in the northern Philippines on Saturday, authorities reported.
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Large explosion shakes Hezbollah stronghold in south Beirut

BEIRUT - People in southern Beirut say a large explosion has shaken a Hezbollah stronghold and triggered a fire.
The nature of the blast early Sunday was not immediately clear. Some residents said it may have been caused by an Israeli drone that went down in the area.
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French police fire tear gas at G7 protesters

French police used tear gas and water cannon to break up anti-G7 protesters in the southern city of Bayonne on Saturday, as leaders from the world's leading industrialised nations arrived for their summit just a few kilometres away in Biarritz.
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NASA investigating what could be first-ever space crime: report

An American astronaut is at the centre of what could be the first crime in space after she admitted to accessing her estranged wife’s bank account from the International Space Station.
Decorated NASA pilot Anne McClain, who was on a six-month mission aboard the ISS at the time of the incident, acknowledges accessing the account but denies any wrongdoing, according to a report from The New York Times.
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Multiple people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

Lightning struck a pine tree right after play at the Tour Championship was suspended, and ambulances took five people from the golf course.
The tree was located just off the 16th tee at East Lake. It struck the top and shattered bark all the way to the bottom on Saturday.
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NASA investigating what may be first allegation of crime in space: report

An American astronaut is at the centre of what could be the first allegation of a crime in space after she admitted to accessing her estranged wife’s bank account from the International Space Station.
Decorated NASA pilot Anne McClain, who was on a six-month mission aboard the ISS at the time of the incident, acknowledges accessing the account but denies any wrongdoing, according to a report from The New York Times.
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Six people struck by lightning at PGA Tour Championship

Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.
The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and fans were instructed to seek shelter.
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Democrats vote against holding debate on climate change

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Democratic National Committee on Saturday quashed a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.
The national party committee voted 222-137 at its summer meeting in San Francisco against a resolution that effectively would have rolled back debate rules set by Chairman Tom Perez and freed presidential candidates to participate in a climate-only debate.
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Syria says it is responding to attack over Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's air defences responded late Saturday to "hostile" targets over Damascus, shooting down all incoming missiles before they reached their targets, state media reported, while Israel said its air force struck several targets southeast of the capital.
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Israel strikes at Iranian forces over Damascus to take down alleged armed drones

Israeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that were allegedly planning to launch armed drones at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesperson said.
"The strike targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shia militias, which were preparing to advance attack plans targeting sites in Israel from within Syria over the last number of days," the military said in a statement.
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Israel says it thwarted imminent Iranian attack from Syria

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military attacked targets near Damascus late Saturday in what it said was a successful effort to thwart an imminent Iranian drone strike on Israel, stepping up an already heightened campaign against Iranian military activity in the region.
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Tropical storm Dorian forms in Atlantic, likely to strengthen

Here are the latest Key Messages on Tropical Storm <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dorian?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Dorian</a>. Tropical Storm or Hurricane watches may be needed for portions of the Lesser Antilles on Sunday. The latest info is available at <a href="https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB">https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB</a> <a href="https://t.co/3p5kxwCSUo">pic.twitter.com/3p5kxwCSUo</a>
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Oregon AG tells U.S. Supreme Court many convictions at risk

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon's criminal justice system would be "overwhelmed" if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in an upcoming case that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional, the state's attorney general has told the court.
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in an amicus brief on Friday that if the U.S.
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