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Rescuers search for 5 missing workers at German blast site

Rescue teams in western Germany searched for five missing workers Wednesday at an industrial park for chemical companies a day after an explosion killed at least two people and injured 31 others.

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. "stubborn" in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran's missiles and regional influence, likely signaling more trouble ahead for the negotiations.

UN says its food aid runs out this week in Ethiopia's Tigray

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An Ethiopian woman argues with others over the allocation of yellow split peas after it was distributed by the Relief Society of Tigray in the town of
The head of the United Nations World Food Program says the agency will "run out of food" in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region on Friday, while hundreds of thousands of people there face the world's worst famine crisis in a decade.
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Authorities evacuated homes in southern Turkey as a wildfire fanned by strong winds raged Wednesday through a forest area near the Mediterranean coastal town of Manavgat.
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Groups say Myanmar journalists in peril amid crackdown

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Asia Today: Sydney lockdown extended, record cases in SKorea

Australia's largest city Sydney will remain in lockdown for another month.
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US, India agree to expand multilateral security partnership

The top diplomats of India and the United States pledged Wednesday to expand their multilateral security partnership, underscoring the deepening of ties between two countries concerned over China's growing influence in the region.
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Germany denounces disinformation by groups in flood areas

The German government on Wednesday denounced attempts by some groups or conspiracy theorists to spread disinformation in areas devastated by floods two weeks ago.
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In breakthrough, Tanzania kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations

In a major breakthrough for one of the world's last countries to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, Tanzania's president kicked off the nation's vaccination campaign Wednesday by publicly receiving a dose and urging others to do the same.
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Home of another investigative journalist in Russia raided

Police in Russia raided the home of the chief editor of an investigative media outlet that was recently designated as a "foreign agent," the latest move by authorities to raise pressure on independent media before the country's September parliamentary election.
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The AP Interview: Japan minister urges vaccines for young

As Olympics host Tokyo saw another record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday, Japan's vaccination minister said the speed of the country's inoculation campaign is less urgent than getting shots to young adults, whom some health experts are blaming for the current surge in infections.
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Illegal border crossings into Lithuania pass 3,000

Lithuania's border guard service said it detained 171 people caught illegally crossing from Belarus into Lithuania on Tuesday night, the largest number in a single day in 2021 and bringing the total number of migrants detained so far this year to 3,027.
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Germany charges Syrian doctor with crimes against humanity

A Syrian doctor has been charged in Germany with crimes against humanity for allegedly torturing people in military hospitals in his homeland and killing one of them, German federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
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Tunisia opens corruption probes of leading Islamist party

Tunisian prosecutors have opened investigations into alleged foreign campaign funding and anonymous donations to Islamist movement Ennahdha and two other political parties, according to local media.
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Study: EU electricity demand rebounds without more emissions

Electricity demand in the European Union has returned to pre-pandemic levels without a corresponding rise in emissions, according to a report published Wednesday by the energy think tank Ember.
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Macron: France owes 'debt' to Polynesians over nuclear tests

President Emmanuel Macron reasserted France's presence in the Pacific on a visit to French Polynesia aimed in part at countering growing Chinese dominance in the region.
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Moroccan arrested in Greece on suspicion of being IS member

A 28-year-old Moroccan man appeared in a court in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing after being arrested on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State group.
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Seeking Mediterranean allies, Greece hosts Jordan's king

King Abdullah II of Jordan was meeting Wednesday in Athens with the leaders of Greece and Cyprus as part of regular high-level contacts launched between the three Mediterranean countries in 2018.
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German court rules women must be allowed in fishing ritual

A German court ruled Wednesday that women can't be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town.