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Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, hits capital - WHO

Madagascar has been hit with an outbreak of plague, with 119 confirmed cases and 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said.

Jihadists launch major attack on Iraq's Ramadi

The Islamic State group launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday, attempting to seize one of the last urban pockets under government...

6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, causing houses to collapse and injuring at least 20...

Emirates brands Muslim Brotherhood terrorists

The United Arab Emirates designated the Muslim Brotherhood and dozens of other Islamist groups as terrorist organizations on Saturday, ratcheting up the...



Google targeted as EU weighs call to split web-search providers

European Union lawmakers seeking to combat what they consider anti‑competitive behavior by Google...

Portuguese ex-prime minister held in tax fraud probe

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is one of four people detained in an investigation into tax fraud, money laundering and corruption, the...

Europe's season of political discontent rung in by UKIP victory

Some 16,867 voters in southeast England ushered in a season of European political tumult that in an...

Some missing Lois Lerner e-mails may be found, panel says

Some of the missing e‑mails of former IRS employee Lois Lerner may have been found.