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Bolsonaro steps up action as EU says Amazon fires are global issue - 08/23/2019

BOGOTA/BERLIN, dpa correspondents (dpa)– Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he was considering sending the army to help fight wildfires raging in the Amazon region as EU leaders warned...

Syrian Kurds hand over four Islamic State children to Germany - 08/19/2019

BEIRUT/BERLIN, Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- The Kurdish-led autonomous administration in north-eastern Syria on Monday handed over to Germany four children whose parents were Islamic State fighters, Kurdish...

Sixty-three killed in Islamic State bombing of wedding in Kabul - 08/18/2019

KABUL, Mohammad Jawad and Ramadan Al-Fatash (dpa)- The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide bombing at a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that...

UN: At 70 million, highest number of refugees worldwide since WWII - 08/18/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- The number of refugees in the world has hit a record of 70 million, the highest figure since World War II, according to the United Nations. People are fleeing war, persecution and the...

Baby dugong dies in Thailand while receiving medical care - 08/17/2019

BANGKOK (dpa)- An 8-month-old baby dugong that captured Thai hearts after being found on a southern beach in April has died from an infection related to plastic in its stomach and intestines, local...

Watchdog: 10 civilians killed in airstrikes on rebel bastion in Syria - 08/17/2019

CAIRO (dpa)- At least 10 civilians, including seven from one family, were killed on Saturday in airstrikes by Syrian government forces and allied Russia on the last major rebel stronghold in the...

UN: At least 11 civilians killed in operation by Afghan forces - 08/16/2019

KABUL (dpa)- The United Nations on Wednesday said it was "gravely concerned" by reports of an operation by pro-government forces in Afghanistan's south-eastern Paktia province that killed at least 11...

Syria's 'cat man' brings hope to abandoned animals in Idlib - 08/14/2019

BEIRUT, Weedah Hamzah (dpa)- As the war continues in north-western Syria, forcing thousands of families to flee, many pets are left starving. One paramedic, already known as the "cat man of Aleppo,"...

Typhoon Lekima kills 43 in China - 08/12/2019

BEIJING (dpa)– Typhoon Lekima killed 43 people and left 17 missing after battering China’s coast over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Thirty-eight people died in the eastern Zhejiang province...

US attorney general: 'Serious irregularities' at Epstein prison - 08/12/2019

WASHINGTON (dpa)- US Attorney General William Barr said there were "serious irregularities" at the prison where Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier and accused child sex trafficker, was found dead...
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