Always interesting to see how the new season will play out. TS Brett off Trinidad, potential cyclone in the Gulf.
A catastrophic forest fire in Portugal has claimed at least 62 lives, officials say. Most died while trying to flee the Pedrógão Grande area, 30 miles southeast of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government. Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said that 30 of those who died were found inside cars, with another 17 next to the vehicles, on one road leading on to the IC8 motorway. ... About 60 forest fires broke out across the country overnight, with close to 1,700 firefighters battling them across Portugal.
Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since June 16, when they set off by road back to their homeland, according to Pakistan's foreign office. read more
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will appear before a Senate panel in response to James Comey's testimony.
He will appear before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, he announced in a letter. He said the decision had been made "in light of Mr Comey's recent testimony".
At least two Afghan policemen have been killed and at least two wounded by US forces in a so-called friendly fire incident, American officials say. The deaths are said to have occurred when a US aircraft returned fire during a joint operation in the restive province of Helmand.