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Recent China flooding death toll jumps to more than 300

BEIJING (AP) - More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said yesterday, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan...

Panda loaned to France gives birth to twins

SAINT-AIGNAN, FRANCE (AFP) - Huan Huan, a giant panda on loan to France, gave birth to twin cubs very early yesterday, according to the...

Lee Trevino makes his mark on Australia’s Smith at Olympics golf

KAWAGOE, JAPAN (AFP) - If there were medals given out for hairstyles at the Tokyo Olympics golf tournament this week, then Australia’s Cameron Smith...

Millions under virus lockdown in China

BEIJING (AFP) - Millions of people were confined to their homes in China yesterday as the country tried to contain its largest coronavirus outbreak...

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during demonstration

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police said a 49-year-old man has died after being detained by officers during protests on Sunday against the German government’s...

Poland steps up security at vaccination centres after attacks

WARSAW (AFP) - Poland yesterday said it was stepping up security at vaccination points following two arson incidents overnight in a single town and...

Flood watches in US West as mudslides close major interstate

DENVER, COLORADO (AP) — Mudslides from heavy rains caused "extreme damage" to a major interstate and left it blocked with piles of boulders and...

4 killed in helicopter crash in remote California region

COLUSA, CALIFORNIA (AP) — Four people aboard a helicopter were killed when it crashed on Sunday in a remote area of Northern California, the...

Turkey battles wildfires for sixth day, EU to send planes

COKERTME, TURKEY (AP) — Firefighters were battling to control blazes that tore through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations for the sixth day running yesterday,...

Iran hits record for new COVID cases

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran’s daily COVID caseload crossed 37,000 mark for the first time yesterday, the Health Ministry said, as the Islamic republic also...

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