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    November 7, 2018 12:38 AM EST

    CAPE TOWN Cheap Nike Air Max Vapormax , June 11 (Xinhua) -- Wildfires have been brought under control in Knysna, a tourist resort in southern South Africa, authorities said on Sunday.

     

    The fires, which broke out on Tuesday, have claimed seven lives, including a woman who died of burns in hospital on Sunday, the Knysna Fire Department said.

     

    Thanks to more favourable weather conditions and the hard work by hundreds of firefighters, the fires finally have been brought under control Cheap Nike Air Max 2018 , Fire Chief Reinard Geldenhuys said.

     

    He said about 300 firefighters, assisted by helicopters, are still working on the ground to prevent possible flare-ups.

     

    The fires have destroyed at least 439 properties and displaced more than 10,000 people.

     

    Knysna was declared a disaster area on Friday after 20 suburbs and informal settlements were devastated by the most destructive fires in recent history.

     

    The fires spread to nearby towns of Plettenberg Bay, Eden District, Sedgefield and Brenton on Sea, all tourist resorts along the well-known Garden Route.

     

    The fires also affected a large number of international tourists.

     

    Many international tourists cancelled their booking to the area due to the fires, said a Knysna hotel manager Cheap Nike Air Max 2017 , who only gave her name as Chantel.

     

    Chantel told Xinhua that some cottages at Brenton on Sea Cottages, a selfcatering and luxury accommodation where she is working, had been burned to ashes, and telecommunication and electricity were cut off.

     

    "It will take time to rebuild the place," she said, adding that they were determined to turn the area into a better place.

     

    The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association has established an operations centre for medical emergencies, reporting missing people, lost passports and repatriation requests. The centre also offers trauma counselling services.

     

    "Once the situation has been stabilized and these urgent priorities have been addressed Cheap Nike Air Max , we will need to assess the full impact on tourism facilities and attractions in the region, as tourism is a key contributor to our economy," Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa said.

     

    CZECH Karolina Pliskova rose to the top of the WTA rankings without striking a ball on Tuesday as results at Wimbledon saw her overhaul German Angelique Kerber.

     

    By a quirk of the points-based ranking system the 25-year-old rose to the top — the 23rd player to do so — thanks to Simona Halep’s quarterfinal loss to Johanna Konta. Romanian Halep would have become world No. 1 had she beaten the Briton but went down 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 4-6.

     

    Bizarrely Pliskova, seeded three at Wimbledon, lost in the second round to Magdalena Rybarikova but her consistent results this year, including reaching the French Open semifinals Cheap Air Max Vapormax , means she will be No. 1 when the rankings are updated on Monday.

     

    “Although right now I am not celebrating a victory on the court, I have become the world No. 1. And this really means a lot to me,” Pliskova wrote in a post on Instagram.

     

    Despite never having won a grand slam tournament, the Monte Carlo-based player becomes the first Czech to be No. 1 since the rankings were introduced in 1975. Czech-born Martina Navratilova, who won 18 singles majors, became No. 1 in 1978 but was representing the US by then.

     

    Pliskova has won three titles this year, in Brisbane, Doha and at Eastbourne.

     

    Kerber Cheap Air Max 2018 , who spent a total of 34 weeks as world No. 1, needed to reach the Wimbledon final to have a chance of hanging on to the top spot, but was beaten by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the last 16.

     

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump singled out 4.6 billion U.S. dollars in missile defense funding on Friday, as part of a short-term spending bill that he signed to keep the government open until next month.

     

    The continuing resolution (CR) keeps the federal government open until Jan. 19, 2018, which includes funding for missile defense programs, a request the Trump administration made last month.

     

    The CR Cheap Air Max 2017 , which cleared the House and Senate Thursday night, has about 2.4 billion U.S. dollars for missile defense procurement, 1.3 billion dollars for research and development, among other things.

     

    Before signing the CR, Trump described the new funding for missile defense as "much-needed" in a tweet Friday morning.

     

    The president also signed a 1.5-trillion-dollar tax cut bill into law on Friday before leaving for his Christmas break in Florida.

     

     

    Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, front), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, talks with officers and soldiers during an inspection of a division of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) army in the Central Theater Command on Jan. 3 Cheap Air Max , 2018. (XinhuaLi Gang) Chinese President Xi Jinping (L), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, boards a 99A tank during an inspection of a division of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) army in the Central Theater Command on Jan. 3, 2018. (XinhuaLi Gang)

    BAODING, Hebei, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping has ordered the creation of an elite combat force through real combat training, digitization, innovation and reform.

     

    Xi Cheap Nike Air Max Vapormax Outlet , also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks during an inspection of a division of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) ground force in the Central Theater Command Wednesday.

     

    Xi, on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the CMC, extended New Year greetings to all personnel from the PLA, armed police, the militia and reserve forces.

     

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