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Death toll in Turkey wildfires rises to eight, coastal resorts affected
The death toll from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast rose to eight on Sunday as firefighters battled for a fifth day to contain blazes still raging in coastal resort towns. Two more people died on Sunday due to wildfires in the southern town of Manavgat, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding that 10 others were receiving treatment in hospital in the area.
Anger as top US Republican jokes about hitting Nancy Pelosi
At a fundraising dinner Saturday night in Tennessee, McCarthy spoke with optimism about prospects for his party retaking the House in mid-term elections next year. And he went on to joke that -- should he become speaker -- he would struggle to resist striking Pelosi with the gavel that comes with the job.
Myanmar military leader says elections will be in 2 years
Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar's military leader on Sunday repeated his pledge to hold fresh elections in two years and cooperate with Southeast Asian nations on finding a political solution for his country.
Afghan forces battle to thwart Taliban assaults on key cities
Fighting has surged across the country in the months since early May when US-led foreign forces began a final withdrawal from Afghanistan that is now almost complete. Flights out of Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city and was also the former bastion of the insurgents, were halted after rockets struck the airport before dawn.