Fiji cyclone leaves two missing, 119 in emergency shelter

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FIJI – A father and daughter were swept away in a swollen stream as Tropical Cyclone Tino caused widespread flooding in Fiji, ...

Khamenei to lead Friday prayers amid Iran tumult

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TEHRAN – Iran’s supreme leader is expected to lead the main weekly Muslim prayers in Tehran on Friday, after a traumatic ...

Chinese economic growth hits three-decade low

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BEIJING – China’s economy grew last year at its slowest pace in three decades, hit by weak domestic demand and ...
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5.3 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico

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MEXICO – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Thursday, causing some damage, ...
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Australia to lose billions as bushfires deter tourists

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SYDNEY – Australia will lose billions of dollars in tourism revenue as international visitors cancel trips in droves due to ...
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Number of suicides in Japan hits record low

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TOKYO – The number of suicides in Japan fell to a record low in 2019, the government said Friday, as the country tackles one ...
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Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

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BANGKOK – Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus in a visitor from China, health officials said ...

Police raid Anadolu Agency office in Cairo, detain four

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ANKARA – Egyptian police raided the Cairo office of Anadolu Agency late Tuesday, detaining four employees. ...

2019 is 2nd hottest year on record: NASA, NOAA

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WASHINGTON – The global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern ...

Japan confirms first case of pneumonia linked to coronavirus

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TOKYO – Japan confirmed its first case of pneumonia linked to the coronavirus, a government official ...

Nestle to invest 2b Swiss francs in recycled plastics

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GENEVA – Swiss food giant Nestle said Thursday it would invest 2.0 billion Swiss francs (1.8 billion euros, $2.1 billion) over ...

YouTube steering viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit

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SAN FRANCISCO – YouTube has driven millions of viewers to climate denial videos, a US advocacy group charged Thursday as ...