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Moderate quake injures at least 10 people in central Iran

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TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck central Iran on Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, Iranian media reported. ...

Sicilian village cleans up ash, stones from Mt Etna eruption

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PEDARA, Sicily — Residents and municipal teams worked Wednesday to clean up a Sicilian village near Mount Etna after Europe’s most active volcano spewed...

Millie Hughes-Fulford, trailblazing astronaut, dies at 75

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SAN FRANCISCO — Millie Hughes-Fulford, a trailblazing astronaut and scientist who became the first female payload specialist to fly in space for NASA, died...

Pair of avalanches kill 3 mountain climbers in Slovenia

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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Two avalanches in Slovenia killed three mountain climbers and injured three more people Saturday, authorities said. ...

Arson hits historic southwestern Indiana covered bridge

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BLOOMFIELD, Ind. — Indiana State Police and state fire marshals are investigating an arson at a historic covered bridge in southwestern Indiana. ...

Greek tax officer dies 7 months after axe attack in office

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THESSALONIKI — A tax office employee who had been attacked with an axe in his workplace nearly seven months ago has died, a Greek...

Deer native to India starve to death amid drought in Hawaii

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HONOLULU — Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have...

Avalanche kills mountain climber in southern Bosnia

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — An avalanche killed a mountain climber in southern Bosnia on Sunday, authorities said. ...

2 more bodies found six weeks after Norway landslide

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Six weeks after one of the worst landslides in modern Norway’s history, search teams have found two more bodies in the...

Nursing home protections limit families who want to sue

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In her room at a Georgia nursing home, Bessie Burden was so concerned about the coronavirus that she wore a mask — sometimes two...