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Australians on SE coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates

Australians on SE coast urged to flee as fire risk escalates

TOMERONG, Australia — Residents in the path of wildfires razing southeast Australia were urged to evacuate on Thursday if they don’t intend to defend their homes as hot and windy conditions are forecast to escalate the danger over the next two days.
Soaring pork prices keep China's inflation at 7-year high

Soaring pork prices keep China's inflation at 7-year high

BEIJING — Soaring pork prices that nearly doubled in December over a year ago kept inflation at a seven-year high despite government efforts to ease meat shortages caused by a disease outbreak, official data showed Thursday.
Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions

Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions

NEW DELHI — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran.
Democrats, and some in GOP, seek more info on Iran decision

Democrats, and some in GOP, seek more info on Iran decision

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration made its case on Capitol Hill for killing a powerful Iranian general, but Democrats — and a handful of Republicans — said the classified briefings Wednesday were short on details and left them wondering about the
From Lebanon, Ghosn defiant against Japan's justice system

From Lebanon, Ghosn defiant against Japan's justice system

BEIRUT — Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance since being smuggled out of Japan , saying Wednesday he fled a “nightmare” that would not end and vowed to defend his name wherever he can get a fair trial.
Impeachment standoff deepens, testing McConnell and Pelosi

Impeachment standoff deepens, testing McConnell and Pelosi

WASHINGTON — The standoff over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial deepened Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there will be “no haggling” with Democrats as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands for more details and witnesse
Teen grateful to be alive after 30 hours in Utah mountains

Teen grateful to be alive after 30 hours in Utah mountains

SALT LAKE CITY — A California teenager who survived nearly 30 hours alone in the snowy Utah mountains said Wednesday he kept himself awake with phone alarms, built a snow cave for shelter and held a special beaded bracelet to keep his hopes up.

Body of Mexican mayor-elect found after 1 year

The body of a missing mayor-elect who disappeared in southern Mexico over a year ago has been found, authorities said Wednesday.
Newly empowered Virginia Democrats promise action

Newly empowered Virginia Democrats promise action

RICHMOND, Va. — A new era in Virginia politics began Wednesday, as Democrats took full control of the state house for the first time in a generation and promised to reshape many of the state's laws.

Mexico goals: science, tourism in Latin America, Caribbean

Mexico proposed joint goals for science, space, tourism and sustainability for the region's nations at the meeting Wednesday of The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.