REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Riot police detain an anti-LGBT protester during the equality march in Kiev, Ukraine, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Riot police block an anti-LGBT protester during the equality march in Kiev, Ukraine, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Riot police detain anti-LGBT protesters during the equality march in Kiev, Ukraine, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich KIEV Ukrainian politicians and foreign diplomats joined thousands marching for gay pride in Kiev on Sunday, carrying banners and waving rainbow and Ukrainian flags in a parade flanked by a thick cordon of helmeted police. Some supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights see progress in Ukraine as symptomatic of the country's closer integration with the European Union and rejection of its ties with neighboring Russia. Sunday's march was largely incident-free, although around 200 people protested, variously calling it an affront to traditional values and to soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatist rebels in the eastern Donbass region. Ukrainian authorities have increased their support for gay rights since a pro-Western government took power following the Maidan protests in 2014. In 2015, a law was passed banning workplace discrimination against the LGBT community. But critics say homophobic attitudes remain widespread. Six people were detained for trying to breach the security cordon, the police said in a statement.
But would its Lone Star state customers accustomed to driving the family's big SUV to Wal-Mart to stock up on groceries embrace an online option? Apparently, yes. Dallas-Fort Worth is now Wal-Mart's biggest online grocery market in the nation. Some North Texas Wal-Mart stores are filling 900 orders a week. The average for the region is around 500 to 600 orders a week, said Jason Fogerty, Wal-Mart's Dallas area market coach for e-commerce. Wal-Mart just added the service to its first store inside the Dallas city limits at 6185 Retail Road in the Timber Creek Crossing shopping center. "Our customers love it. We're giving them what they want: time with their family," Fogerty said. On the first day it was offered at the Timber Creek location last week, he said, all but one of the customers was new to Wal-Mart's online service. Some Dallas shoppers were going to Garland and Rowlett for curbside pickup, Fogerty said.
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The death toll released by Jorge Gomes, the secretary of state for internal affairs, has gradually climbed from the 19 initially announced late on Saturday. Gomes said most of the victims were caught in their vehicles on the road. In one village of Nodeirinho, 11 residents have died, where state television RTP showed burned out cars and blackened houses. Shocked residents spoke of a whole family that was trying to flee their home in a car but got caught in "a tornado of flames". "It does not seem real, it is out of this world... It is an authentic inferno, we have never seen anything like that," the mayor of Pedrogao Grande Valdemar Alves told reporters. Over 20 villages have been affected. Another 59 people have been injured and taken to hospitals, including five in serious condition. The blaze on Saturday hit the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande amid an intense heat wave and rainless thunderstorms.