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Egypt backs call to internationalize Ethiopia dam dispute

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said on Wednesday it has endorsed a Sudanese proposal to internationalize arbitration over their yearslong dispute with Ethiopia over a massive dam Addis Ababa is building on the Bl...

China should honor pledge to share Mekong River data with neighbors: US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid concerns over falling water levels along the Mekong River, which China has heavily dammed, the U.S. on Tuesday (Feb. 23) called on China to live up to its commitment ...

Lesbos: Winter brings more suffering for refugees

Things have gone from bad to worse at the temporary Kara Tepe camp for displaced people on the Greek island of Lesbos. Residents posted images on the Now_you_see_me_moria Instagram account showing plu...

Mexican president defends costly pet building projects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador lashed out Monday at audits of some of his pet infrastructure projects by the country’s equivalent of the congressional office of manag...

US to urge barriers, elevation to fight NJ back bay flooding

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The federal government will recommend flood control measures including storm surge barriers, floodwalls, and elevating homes and other buildings in a report later this...

Influential mayor of Mozambique city dies of COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Daviz Simango, the leader of Mozambique's opposition MDM party and the mayor of the major port city of Beira, died Monday in a hospital in South Africa, according to local media. ...

Thousands evacuated amid floods in Indonesia's West Java

BEKASI, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of residents are being evacuated on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital amid flooding after the Citarum River embankment broke, officials said Monday. ...

UN report: South Sudan's violence 'worse' than in civil war

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The scale of violence in South Sudan is “a lot worse” than during the country’s five-year civil war, a United Nations commission announced Friday, accusing senior officials of su...

Houston furniture store offers shelter after winter storm

HOUSTON (AP) — For Tina Rios, her family and hundreds of other people, shelter from the winter storm that has left much of Houston without power or heat came from an unusual place: a furniture store. ...

California lawmaker proposes ban on fracking by 2027

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heeding the call of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a state senator introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban all fracking in the nation's most populated state by 2027 an...

Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

BEIRUT (AP) — Snow blanketed parts of Syria, Lebanon and Israel on Wednesday, blocking roads, disrupting traffic and postponing exams at some universities. Large parts of Syria were...

Rain sets off Indonesia landslide; 2 dead, 16 missing

NGANJUK, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains triggered a landslide on Indonesia’s main island of Java, killing at least two people and leaving 16 others missing, as emergency personnel digging with thei...

Indian rescuers find 11 more bodies after glacier flooding

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers searching muck-filled ravines and valleys for survivors after the sudden collapse of a Himalayan glacier triggered massive flooding in northern India a week ago found 11 more...

Nantes hoping new coach Kombouare can stave off relegation

PARIS (AP) — Nantes is a proud French club that suddenly finds itself in a relegation battle 20 years after the last of its eight league titles. Survival mode has kicked in, with Nan...

Facing US investigation, Honduras president denies drug ties

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández denied once again Monday accusations from United States prosecutors that he protected drug traffickers in exchange for bribes. ...