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Updated 6 hours ago
Wildfires kill 2 in Austrailia
ADELAIDE, Australia — Firefighters contained a large wildfire Thursday that had caused at least two deaths, 13 injuries and destroyed at least 16 homes near the southern Australian city of Adelaide, officials said.

Published 6 hours ago
Brazil police arrest senate leader
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the government’s leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Published 12 hours ago
Egypt says 2nd round of voting saw 30% turnout
CAIRO — Egypt’s election authority says turnout for the second round of parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent.

Updated 12 hours ago
Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution’s request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with

Published 13 hours ago
France detects first bird flu outbreak in 8 years
PARIS — France, the European Union's biggest agricultural producer, reported its first outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in eight years after detecting it in a backyard in a southwestern region home to many foie gras and poultry producers.

Published 14 hours ago
Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace
NAIROBI, Kenya — Brushing aside security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya today on his first-ever trip to Africa and urged Kenyans to work for peace and forgiveness amid a wave of extremist violence on the continent that threatens to disrupt his trip.

Updated 14 hours ago
Ukraine, Russia tensions escalate
MOSCOW — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.

Published 14 hours ago
Manhunt ongoing for Paris suspects
BRUSSELS — As police armed with automatic weapons stood guard, schools and some subway stations in the Belgian capital reopened today for the first time since emergency measures were imposed four days ago in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Published 16 hours ago
Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria
President Vladimir Putin today ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow.

Published 17 hours ago
Tunisia explosion death toll rises to 13
TUNIS, Tunisia  — Tunisian authorities said today they have discovered a 13th body in the bus attacked in central Tunis. The body is believed to be the “terrorist who caused the explosion,” the Interior Ministry said.

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