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Long Island weather: Mostly sunny Wednesday, highs into 50s

Long Island weather: Mostly sunny Wednesday, highs into 50s

The chance for rain will continue through the evening, the weather service said. Tonight: A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Sunny, with a high near 79. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Cloudy, with a low around 51. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour.


Crews continue to battle raging wildfires in western Oklahoma; evacuations ordered

Crews continue to battle raging wildfires in western Oklahoma; evacuations ordered

Gusty winds and low humidity in drought-stricken areas will create unsafe fire conditions in parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Several crews responded to assist in the fight including firefighters from Wichita, Greeley, Logan and Wallace counties. Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say that Canton Y at U.S.


Russian Federation may block Facebook following Telegram ban

Russian Federation may block Facebook following Telegram ban

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications of Russia (Roskomnadzor) may block Facebook in the country if the social network refuses to comply with the requirements of RF legislation. Zharov said past year that Twitter, another popular social media platform, had agreed to transfer its Russian users' data to servers in the country by mid-2018.


Rights groups cry foul after Philippines detains Australian nun

Rights groups cry foul after Philippines detains Australian nun

She insisted that foreigners should observe limitations of the exercise of their political rights while staying in the country. Fox, a long-time resident of the Philippines, had taken part in rallies seeking the release of political prisoners and urging Philippine authorities to respect human rights.



Congress using terms like 'saffron terror' shameful: Amit Shah

According to BJP , Congress leader and former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had in 2013 read out the term saffron terror while addressing the party's Jaipur convention as the then party chief Sonia Gandhi, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul sat on the dias.


Turkey's President Erdogan calls for snap elections on June 24

Turkey's President Erdogan calls for snap elections on June 24

Under electoral law, Iyi needs to have held a party congress within six months of an election in order to be allowed to run. The Turkish strongman said he made a decision to hold early elections after speaking with Devlet Bahceli , the head of the MHP Party, a nationalist faction.