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Firefighters wrestle to control massive California wildfire

(Worthy News) – An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. The Thomas Fire, which broke out on Dec. 4 near the community of Ojai, has since traveled 27…

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Iraq PM warns Islamic State might erupt again somewhere else

(Worthy News) – Three days after declaring victory over the Islamic State group, Iraq’s prime minister warns that the group’s extremists might “erupt again somewhere else” without international cooperation in combatting the militants. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told reporters Tuesday that “we have managed to break them” in Iraq, but added that it’s a worry…

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US ready to talk any time North Korea wants, Tillerson says

(Worthy News) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. would be willing to hold talks with North Korea even if the Communist nation does not do away with its nuclear weapons program. Although Tillerson said the goal of U.S. policy remained denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, he added it was “not…

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Putin declares victory against 'terrorists' in Syria

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Mr. Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air campaign in 2015 that allowed…

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After Iron Dome shoots down rocket fired at Ashkelon, IDF hits Gaza targets

(Worthy News) – Israeli forces attacked Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians fired a rocket toward the southern city of Ashkelon, the army said. The rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery. After the rocket fire, Israeli aircraft and a tank attacked Hamas sites in the Strip, the…

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May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

(Worthy News) – Prime Minister Theresa May will hail “a new sense of optimism” in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week “to move forwards together” to discuss future trade ties. May, weakened after losing her Conservatives’ parliamentary majority at…

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Mystery Attacks Caused Brain Damage in US Embassy Workers in Cuba

(Worthy News) – The U.S. embassy workers in Cuba who were initially thought to have been attacked by a “sonic weapon” have sustained damage to the white matter in their brains, scans reveal. And officials are increasingly skeptical that a sonic weapon was the cause, the Associated Press reported. The first symptoms of a possible…

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