California wildfires: Cooler temperatures allow for progress fighting forest blaze

California wildfires: Cooler temperatures allow for progress fighting forest blazeCooler temperatures have aided firefighters as they begin to turn the tables on a large wildfire that has torn across Southern California. The Holy Fire was 41 per cent contained by Sunday afternoon after burning over 35.5 square miles of dry timber and brush at Cleveland National Forest, around 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. “The weather out here in California seems to be cooling down today and over the next couple days, and that should hopefully help firefighters get even more containment,� said Lynne Tolmachoff, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.


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No nudes: Facebook won't allow tourist board to advertise Rubens exhibition, including 'Descent from the Cross'

A Belgian tourist board based in Flanders, wrote an open letter to Facebook complaining that its posts featuring paintings by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens had been taken down. Rubens was one of the most influential painters of the 17th century, known for his paintings of nude adults and cherubs.

     

 

 


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Theresa May refuses to back Javid's decision to allow death penalty for British jihadis

  1. Theresa May refuses to back Javid’s decision to allow death penalty for British jihadis  Business Insider
  2. UK Report: UK To Hand Over Jihadists To US Without Death Penalty Assurances  Voice of America
  3. Britain would not block death penalty for Daesh suspects  Arab News
  4. Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo: UK ‘will not block death penalty’  BBC News
  5. No 10 refuses to say May supports Javid on allowing death penalty option for British jihadists in US – Politics live  The Guardian (blog)
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Cuba's new constitution would allow same-sex marriages

Cuba's new constitution would allow same-sex marriagesThe new constitution being debated this weekend by Cuban legislators would provide a legal path for same-sex marriage, an important demand of the socialist island’s LGBT community. The document’s Article 68 would define marriage as the “voluntary and consensual union between two people” without specifying their biological sex, the official newspaper Granma said Saturday, reporting on National Assembly debates over the proposed changes in Cuba’s basic law. The change would “open the door to legalizing homosexual couples for all posterity,” Francisco Rodriguez, a journalist and well-known gay activist who is also a member of the governing Communist Party, wrote in his blog.


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Court threatens Angelina Jolie, says she must allow children to see Brad Pitt, reports say

According to documents surfaced by The Blast, a judge has ordered Angelina Jolie to provide Brad Pitt access to their children. She must also arrange a phone call with the kids and their doctors to explain to the children that “the court has determined that each of them are safe with their father.”

     

 

 


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The Latest: Charity urges Italy, Malta to allow migrants in

  1. The Latest: Charity urges Italy, Malta to allow migrants in  Washington Post
  2. Spain Offers to End Standoff Between Italy and Malta Over Migrant Boat  Wall Street Journal
  3. By rejecting a migrant ship, Italian populists are simply following the EU’s lead  The Guardian
  4. Italy’s new leaders get tough on migrants; Spain steps up  Chicago Tribune
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Outspoken North Korean defectors allow themselves to wonder: Could they really go home again?

  1. Outspoken North Korean defectors allow themselves to wonder: Could they really go home again?  Washington Post
  2. Democrats rebuff Graham’s call for military use authorization against North Korea  CNN
  3. Only 2 options on North Korea, ‘peace or war’: Top Republican senator  ABC News
  4. How 11 US presidents failed to make peace with North Korea  Aljazeera.com
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