This baby gender reveal sparked a week-long US wildfire – BBC News

  1. This baby gender reveal sparked a week-long US wildfire  BBC News
  2. Video Shows Moment Off-Duty Border Patrol’s Gender Reveal Stunt Sparks Massive Wildfire in Arizona  KTLA Los Angeles
  3. Shocking footage shows gender-reveal party stunt explosion that sparked huge Arizona fire  Evening Standard
  4. Officials release video from gender reveal party that ignited a 47,000-acre wildfire  CNN
  5. Gender-Reveal Stunt Sparked Devastating Arizona Wildfire: Video  Patch.com
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U.S. border Patrol agent sparked $8M Arizona wildfire with gunshot at gender-reveal party – USA TODAY

  1. U.S. border Patrol agent sparked $8M Arizona wildfire with gunshot at gender-reveal party  USA TODAY
  2. Video of Border Patrol agent’s gender-reveal explosion that sparked wildfire released  Fox News
  3. Video shows explosion at border agent’s gender-reveal party that sparked Arizona wildfire  Arizona Daily Star
  4. Footage of explosive gender reveal party that sparked Arizona wildfire released (VIDEO)  RT
  5. Video Shows Exact Moment Border Agent Realized ‘Gender Reveal’ Party Bomb Was a Bad Idea  Gizmodo
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Border Patrol Agent's Gender-Reveal Party Sparked Arizona Fire, Lawyer Says

  1. Border Patrol Agent’s Gender-Reveal Party Sparked Arizona Fire, Lawyer Says  New York Times
  2. Border Patrol agent admits to accidentally starting 45000-acre wildfire after gender reveal goes wrong  Fox News
  3. ‘It Was a Complete Accident.’ Guy Whose Gender Reveal Party Started a Wildfire Will Pay Large Fine  TIME
  4. A Border Patrol agent threw a gender-reveal party. He ended up starting a 47000-acre wildfire.  Washington Post
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Fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking material may have sparked deadly Little Village fire, investigators say

  1. Fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking material may have sparked deadly Little Village fire, investigators say  Chicago Tribune
  2. Children Killed During Sleepover After Fire Breaks Out in Chicago Apartment Building  PEOPLE.com
  3. Fire at family sleepover in Chicago leaves 8 dead, including 6 children. No working smoke detectors found, officials say.  Washington Post
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Georgia midterm elections: Voter suppression concerns sparked by proposal to close voting sites in predominantly black county

Georgia midterm elections: Voter suppression concerns sparked by proposal to close voting sites in predominantly black countyA proposal to close seven out of nine polling sites in a predominantly black county in Georgia has drawn criticism over concerns about black voter suppression. The Randolph County Board of Elections and Registration is expected to vote on the proposal to close nearly 80 percent of its voting sites in the southwest county of Georgia – where roughly 60 percent of the population is black – on 24 August. Critics of the proposal have argued that it’s yet another effort to suppress black voters, particularly with national midterm elections coming in November.


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How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and Taiwan

How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and TaiwanA bakery in California has found itself at the centre of an international storm after it welcomed the president of Taiwan with a cup of coffee and a goody bag. The result was a major diplomatic incident as Chinese customers launched a boycott of the 85C Bakery Cafe, which rapidly disappeared from online ordering platforms on the Chinese mainland.  The episode highlight’s Beijing’s sensitivity over an island that considers itself a sovereign state, but has never declared formal independence.  The Taiwanese-owned chain apologised and distanced itself from the views of Tsai Ing-wen, the pro-independence leader of the island, after she dropped in on Wednesday en route to visiting allies in South America.  Excited staff gave her a gift bag and took selfies, as images were uploaded to Facebook by part of her delegation. A woman looks at her mobile phone at a 85C Bakery Cafe in Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province Credit: AFP They have since been removed but it was too late to prevent the diplomatic fallout. Beijing – which has been working to isolate countries that recognise Taiwan – warned it would oppose any businesses that support Taiwanese independence. A company official in Taipei, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that it had been removed from several online platforms, telling the AFP news agency: “We have noticed the situation and we hope it won’t be permanent.” 85C began in Taiwan but has since expanded to earn more than 60 percent of its revenue in China. Losing its presence on food delivery apps would be devastating. At a glance | The One China policy China views the island as part of its own territory, and has escalated a campaign to isolate Taiwan internationally since Ms Tsai came to power in 2016. A growing number of international companies including airlines and hotels have been bending to pressure from Beijing to refer to Taiwan as part of China. The election of Donald Trump has added to Chinese unease as he showed little regard for the fine lines and grey areas of the “one China policy”. Taiwan’s state-aligned Central News Agency on Thursday quoted a top official with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, Long Mingbiao, as saying in Beijing that any company that expects to invest and “make money” in China must adhere to its policies. 85C’s problems began after Tsai stopped off at a Los Angeles branch of the cafe this week during an American visit in which she became the first Taiwanese leader in 15 years to give a public speech on American soil, something Beijing staunchly opposes. Internet users in China lashed out with boycott threats and calls for the coffee chain to quit the Chinese market.


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How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and Taiwan

How a US coffee shop sparked a diplomatic standoff between China and TaiwanA bakery in California has found itself at the centre of an international storm after it welcomed the president of Taiwan with a cup of coffee and a goody bag. The result was a major diplomatic incident as Chinese customers launched a boycott of the 85C Bakery Cafe, which rapidly disappeared from online ordering platforms on the Chinese mainland.  The episode highlight’s Beijing’s sensitivity over an island that considers itself a sovereign state, but has never declared formal independence.  The Taiwanese-owned chain apologised and distanced itself from the views of Tsai Ing-wen, the pro-independence leader of the island, after she dropped in on Wednesday en route to visiting allies in South America.  Excited staff gave her a gift bag and took selfies, as images were uploaded to Facebook by part of her delegation. A woman looks at her mobile phone at a 85C Bakery Cafe in Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province Credit: AFP They have since been removed but it was too late to prevent the diplomatic fallout. Beijing – which has been working to isolate countries that recognise Taiwan – warned it would oppose any businesses that support Taiwanese independence. A company official in Taipei, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that it had been removed from several online platforms, telling the AFP news agency: “We have noticed the situation and we hope it won’t be permanent.” 85C began in Taiwan but has since expanded to earn more than 60 percent of its revenue in China. Losing its presence on food delivery apps would be devastating. At a glance | The One China policy China views the island as part of its own territory, and has escalated a campaign to isolate Taiwan internationally since Ms Tsai came to power in 2016. A growing number of international companies including airlines and hotels have been bending to pressure from Beijing to refer to Taiwan as part of China. The election of Donald Trump has added to Chinese unease as he showed little regard for the fine lines and grey areas of the “one China policy”. Taiwan’s state-aligned Central News Agency on Thursday quoted a top official with China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, Long Mingbiao, as saying in Beijing that any company that expects to invest and “make money” in China must adhere to its policies. 85C’s problems began after Tsai stopped off at a Los Angeles branch of the cafe this week during an American visit in which she became the first Taiwanese leader in 15 years to give a public speech on American soil, something Beijing staunchly opposes. Internet users in China lashed out with boycott threats and calls for the coffee chain to quit the Chinese market.


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Musk Says 'Funding Secured' Claim Sparked by Saudi Meeting

  1. Musk Says ‘Funding Secured’ Claim Sparked by Saudi Meeting  Bloomberg
  2. Elon Musk Says Meetings With Saudis Preceded Tweet on Taking Tesla Private  New York Times
  3. Elon Musk’s ambitions are being road-tested by reality  Telegraph.co.uk
  4. Musk says Saudi fund wants to take Tesla private, justifying his ‘funding secure’ tweet; stock slips 1%  CNBC
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Viral Video of a Man Slapping a Woman in Public Sparked Outrage Across France

  1. Viral Video of a Man Slapping a Woman in Public Sparked Outrage Across France  TIME
  2. Video shows moment harasser slaps woman on streets of Paris  CNN
  3. Viral video of woman being punched in the face by alleged sexual harasser sparks probe  ABC News
  4. Video goes viral of woman harassed, assaulted on Paris street  FRANCE 24
  5. French student slapped for standing up to harasser  euronews
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