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Wildfires are burning out of control for a fourth day in Canada’s Atlantic-coast province of Nova Scotia. The unprecedented fires are preventing some 18,000 evacuees from returning home. Halifax … more
Canada will soon become the first country in the world where warning labels must appear on individual cigarettes. The move was first announced last year by Health Canada. Mental Health and Addictions … more
At least 60 infants, toddlers and older children perished over the past six weeks while trapped in horrific conditions in an orphanage in Sudan’s capital as fighting raged outside. Most died from … more
Iran has resolved two outstanding inquiries of the International Atomic Energy Agency. That's according to a report seen Wednesday by The Associated Press. The confidential quarterly report by the … more
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that national elections will take place on Aug. 23. The vote is expected to be a another closely watched affair in a country with a history of … more
The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum has denounced a political spot by Poland’s ruling party that uses the theme of the Nazi German extermination camp to discourage participation in an upcoming … more
Final preparations for a major summit of European leaders are being made in Moldova, a sign of the Eastern European country’s ambitions to draw closer to the West. The nation of 2.6 million is … more
China has responded to complaints from the United States about a Chinese fighter jet's dangerous interception of an American Air Force plane in international airspace over the South China Sea by … more
North Korea’s launch of a spy satellite has ended in an embarrassing failure. But it still prompted public confusion and security jitters in neighboring South Korea and Japan, which are wary of … more
The supreme leader of the Taliban met in Afghanistan with Qatar’s prime minister this month. The meeting May 12 is the first-such publicly known meeting between the Taliban’s reclusive leader and … more
Summer is in the air, cigarette smoke is not, in Sweden's outdoor bars and restaurants. Sweden, which has the lowest rate of smoking in the Europe Union is now close to declaring itself “smoke … more
A military spokesman says Sudan has suspended its participation in talks with a paramilitary force it has been battling for weeks. The official said Wednesday that the move is a protest of the Rapid … more
Two allies of late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic convicted of aiding and abetting murder and other crimes committed by Serb paramilitaries in a Bosnian town in 1992 are set to hear the results … more
Russian lawmakers have introduced a draft bill imposing a ban on gender-affirming surgery, the latest move in the Kremlin-orchestrated crackdown on LGBTQ+ rights. The draft submitted by 400 members … more
A wildfire on Canada’s Atlantic coast has damaged about 200 houses and other structures and prompted the evacuation of 16,000 people. Many of those people are eager to return to the evacuation zone … more
The U.N. nuclear chief says the world is fortunate a nuclear accident hasn’t happened in Ukraine and is asking Moscow and Kyiv to commit to preventing an attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power … more
Authorities say two Italian intelligence agents and one retired Israel agent were among the four dead when a sudden storm sank a houseboat hired for a pleasure cruise this weekend on a northern … more
The Israeli army says Palestinian gunmen shot and killed an Israeli civilian Tuesday near the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank. Tuesday's incident was the latest in more than … more
Amnesty International says a Uyghur student who it had said was missing in Hong Kong after being interrogated did not travel to the city, easing concerns over his safety but raising questions over … more
A free concert, a henna party and other celebrations have taken place ahead of Jordan's first major royal wedding in years. On Thursday, 28-year-old Crown Prince Hussein is to marry 29-year-old Saudi … more
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