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State TV says the death toll in a catastrophic tower collapse in southwestern Iran has risen to at least 38. The report Sunday says emergency workers pulled another body from the rubble amid fears … more
Greek firefighters are battling a wildfire for a second day near two Athens suburbs. Local media reported some damage to houses as well as vehicles with 65 fire engines and 283 firefighters still … more
Pope Francis has added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate. The Vatican announced Saturday he would visit the central Italian city of L’Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope … more
Albania’s parliament elected its top military official as the country’s new president. That took place Saturday after no candidates were nominated for three rounds of voting. Gen.-Maj. Bajram … more
Police in Germany say the body of a fifth victim has been been found beneath a train that derailed Friday in the Alps in southern Germany. The man’s body was discovered after initial attempts to … more
Authorities say a train accident in the Alps in southern Germany on Friday left at least four people dead and many more injured. Police said the regional train headed for Munich appears to have … more
Pakistani health authorities have confirmed the seventh case of polio so far this year, saying it was registered in the country’s former Taliban stronghold in the northwest, a region bordering … more
Sunday’s gubernatorial elections in six Mexican states may be the high-water mark for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party, which is poised to take at least four of the six … more
Nigeria's police say the country's security forces are still looking for suspects in the abduction of the head of the Methodist Church Nigeria who was freed in exchange for a ransom of 100 million … more
Russia has successfully launched a spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station. The unmanned Progress MS-20 ship blasted off as scheduled on Friday from the Russia-leased Baikonur … more
U.N. experts say Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers are maintaining close ties with al-Qaida as they consolidate control over the country, and their main military threat is coming from the Islamic State … more
Once a key ally of Ethiopia’s federal government in its deadly war in the country’s northern Tigray region, the neighboring Amhara region has become the setting for thousands of government-led … more
For more than three centuries, Mughal emperor Aurangzeb remained relegated to India's history books. Until recently, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others from his Hindu nationalist party … more
Assailants have fatally shot a Hindu bank manager and a worker from India in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Police blamed the attacks on militants fighting against Indian rule of the disputed region. It … more
The United Nations' humanitarian relief agency says the number of people displaced within strife-torn Myanmar has exceeded 1 million for the first time. Well over half of those displaced lost their … more
Nicaragua’s Sandinista-controlled congress has cancelled nearly 200 nongovernmental organizations this week, ranging from a local equestrian group to the 94-year-old Nicaraguan Academy of Letters, … more
Germany’s federal and state leaders have agreed to try to avoid closing schools and child care facilities if there is another surge in coronavirus cases this fall. Chancellor Olaf Scholz said after … more
Puerto Rico’s water and sewer company has been hit by a federal lawsuit demanding that it provide services to thousands of residents who lack potable water on a daily basis. The class-action … more
Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian during fighting in the occupied West Bank and another near Israel’s separation barrier. The two are among four Palestinians who have been killed in … more
The World Health Organization’s Africa office says the continent's 54 countries must be part of a united global fight against monkeypox, as countries in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere respond to … more
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