A man passes burned cars in Mati, east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece's capital, k

Greek wildfires kill 74 _ the deadliest season in decades

Wildfires raging through seaside resorts near the Greek capital torched homes, cars and forests, killing at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday. Twenty-six of the dead were groups of families or friends found huddled together, some of them clasp in hugs. Others swam out to sea to escape the inferno and some never came back.

Japan hits its highest temperature ever recorded

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North Korea said to be dismantling key parts of launch site

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North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his summit with President Donald Trump in June.
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Magnitude 5.2 quake strikes off Greek island of Karpathos

An undersea earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.2 occurred Tuesday off the Aegean Sea island of Karpathos, Greek authorities said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
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New pressure on Prince Andrew to help Epstein investigation

The pressure on Britain's disgraced Prince Andrew increased Tuesday after the revelation by U.S. authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the FBI's investigation into his ties with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
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In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

Britain decided Tuesday to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply new high-speed network equipment, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence cooperation if the company was not banned.
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'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escape

The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in.
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A plane that crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.

Official: Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghan site

A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan.
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UN: Clashes in Sudan's West Darfur force 11,000 into Chad

Tribal clashes in Sudan's West Darfur province forced more than 11,000 people to flee into neighboring Chad over the past month, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday.
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Billionaire apologizes for telling Trump 'Africa loves you'

A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that "Africa loves you" during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.
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Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature Demjanjuk

Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard.
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Syrian troops enter key rebel-held town amid airstrikes

Syrian government forces Tuesday entered a key rebel-held town in the country's northwest after surrounding it on three sides, sending thousands of people fleeing to safety in areas farther north, opposition activists and pro-government media said.
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West Bank settlements report rapid growth in 2019

The population of Jewish settlements in the West Bank surged by more than 3% in 2019, well above the growth rate of Israel's overall population, a settler group said Tuesday. It predicted even higher growth this year thanks to a nascent building boom made possible by friendly policies of the Trump administration.
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German court rules against Berlin hostel at NKorea embassy

A German court on Tuesday dismissed a legal bid to prevent the closure of a hostel located on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin that was said to have been a significant source of foreign income for the East Asian country.
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Rescue mission aids starving lions in neglected Sudan zoo

Four lions in a rundown zoo in the capital of Sudan, wasting away from hunger, are undergoing lifesaving medical treatment from an international animal rescue organization.
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A community health worker rides a bicycle while carrying a loudspeaker broadcasting virus control information in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang

US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.
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Western powers won't mediate Kosovo's domestic politics

Western powers said Tuesday they would not get involved in mediation between Kosovo's two main winning parties in the last election that have yet not concluded coalition talks.
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The Latest: Fuss over Thai navy officers' return from China

The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):
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Experts say UK should lower salary threshold for immigrants

A panel of immigration experts says Britain should lower the salary threshold for immigrants after Brexit and urged the government to quickly set up new migration rules once the U.K. leaves the European Union.
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Pakistan gas cylinder explosion kills 11 in perfume factory

A massive explosion and fire triggered by a gas cylinder explosion engulfed a small perfume factory in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, rescuer workers and police said.
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Wildfire threatens homes on Australian capital's outskirts

A wildfire sparked by a military helicopter helping firefighting efforts was blazing out of control and threatening homes on the outskirts of Australia's capital on Tuesday as fire danger escalated across the country's southeast.
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Stock markets stabilize after selloff over China virus

European stock markets and U.S. futures edged higher after another day of losses in Asia on Tuesday amid worries over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.
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Britain's EU Journey: When Brexit chaos ensued

Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.