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* Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 23 people on tour boat in Hawaii

July 17 (BDN) A blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring nearly two dozen people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. A huge steam-driven explosion, caused by molten rock mixing with seawater as it poured from the shoreline, sent a “lava bomb”
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* Indonesia mob slaughters nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

July 17 (BBC) A mob of villagers has killed nearly 300 crocodiles at a sanctuary for the animals in the Indonesian province of West Papua. The slaughter was in retaliation for a local man thought to have been killed by one animal from the site.
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* Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

July 16 (BBC) US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election. After face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies and said there had been no reason for Russia to meddle in the vote.
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* Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

July 17 (BBC) There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason to meddle.
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* Pakistan mourns 149 dead in country's second deadliest terror attack

July 16 (BBC) Pakistan is mourning the deaths of 149 people, including nine children, in the country's second deadliest militant attack since its independence. A suicide bomber hit a campaign rally in Mastung, in the south-western province of Balochistan, on Friday. More than 180 were injured.
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