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22 missing after Indonesia ferry fire

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JAKARTA – Nearly two dozen people are missing from the carcass of a ferry that went up in flames off Indonesia’s Java ...

Amazon wildfires ‘acute emergency’, belongs on G7 agenda: Germany

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BERLIN – The fires raging in the Amazon rainforest amount to an “acute emergency” and Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

Sudan women fight gender imbalance in transition

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SUDAN – They were on the front lines and in the negotiating rooms that brought down military rule but Sudan’s women have ...

Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

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KENYA – Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step ...

Heart attacks halved by daily ‘polypill’, strokes reduced too: study

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PARIS – A cheap, once-a-day pill combining aspirin with drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol cuts cardiovascular ...

Cathay flight attendant says fired over Facebook posts on HK protests

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HONG KONG – A flight attendant on Friday accused Cathay Pacific of summarily firing her over Facebook posts linked to ...

Amazon fires: how celebrities are spreading misinformation

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BRAZIL – Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon – from Madonna (picture) and Cristiano ...

17 die in road crash in central Nigeria: official

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NIGERIA РSeventeen people were killed when a  passenger bus collided with an oncoming truck in central Nigeria, a ...

Five things to know about Japan-South Korea intel-sharing pact

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TOKYO – South Korea’s decision to scrap a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan has far-reaching geopolitical ...

Sri Lanka ends emergency four months after Easter attacks

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COLOMBO – Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists ...

Hasbro to buy ‘Peppa Pig’ owner for $4 billion

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WASHINGTON – US toymaker Hasbro announced Thursday that it is acquiring studio Entertainment One, which owns popular cartoon ...

Banned at home but thriving abroad: China’s social media campaign

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BEIJING – More than 78 million Facebook users follow the page of the state-run China Daily, where they are served a diet of ...