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In this photo dated 2009, risk of part of the Planpincieux glacier breaking off amid climate warming in the Alps has prompted Italian authorities to forbid hikers and tourists from a section of the Val Ferrat area, shown in this June 2009 photo from the famed Tour du Mont Blanc trail outside Courmayeur, Italy. The fast-moving Italian glacier is melting quickly, threatening the picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur and prompting Mayor Stefano Miserocchi to close down a mountain road. (AP Photo / Randall Hackley)
September 25, 2019 - 4:55 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian officials sounded an alarm Wednesday over climate change due to the threat that a fast-moving melting glacier is posing to a picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur. Courmayeur mayor Stefano Miserocchi closed down a mountain road and banned access to part of the...
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September 25, 2019 - 4:16 pm
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's tentative legal settlement over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis is unlikely to reverse the consequences of the epidemic in the hardest-hit towns and regions, according to a report released Wednesday. Purdue reached a tentative deal this month to resolve the...
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People walk photos showing the recent protests with words "The days the Hong Kong people have passed" at a pedestrian overhead bridge in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday, Sept. 24 she doesn't expect a town hall meeting this week to find answers to the months-long pro-democracy protests but hopes it will be a step forward in the "long journey" to reconciliation. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 25, 2019 - 5:36 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A senior Chinese official in Hong Kong expressed confidence Wednesday in the ability of local authorities to restore calm to the protest-wracked city. While not definitive, his comments reinforce thinking that the Chinese government is not preparing to intervene, even though the...
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Buckets are seen in a queue to fetch water at a borehole in Harare, Tuesday, Sept, 24, 2019. The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city's main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a recent cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles further. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
September 24, 2019 - 1:23 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Tempers flared on Tuesday as more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns found themselves without water after authorities shut down the main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles...
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Burnt out vehicles stretch across a parking lot from Monday's violent protest in Wamena, Papua province, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo)
September 24, 2019 - 10:35 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. An angry mob torched local government buildings, shops and homes and set fire to cars and motorbikes...
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September 24, 2019 - 7:03 am
LONDON (AP) — London transport authorities on Tuesday gave Uber two months to continue operating in the city rather than the full five-year license the ride-hailing company had sought. London is keeping Uber on a tight leash, with shorter-than-usual licenses, as officials review how the company...
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Pakistani patients suffering from dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, are treated in an isolation ward, at a hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Pakistani health officials are battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the South Asian nation, confirming over 10,000 cases and 20 deaths in recent months. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
September 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health officials were battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the South Asian nation on Tuesday, a day after health officials confirmed over 10,000 cases and 20 deaths in recent months. More patients with symptoms of dengue fever were arriving at hospitals in all major...
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People gather as shops burn in the background during a protest in Wamena in Papua province, Indonesia, Monday, Sept 23, 2019. Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 8:50 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia's restive Papua province, officials said. An angry mob torched local government...
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People gather as shops burn in the background during a protest in Wamena in Papua province, Indonesia, Monday, Sept 23, 2019. Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 10:07 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on violent protests in Indonesia's Papua province (all times local): 8:30 p.m. At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in...
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Protesters vandalize a Chinese national flag during a protest at a mall in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, now in their fourth month, have often descended into violence late in the day and at night. A hardcore group of the protesters says the extreme actions are needed to get the government's attention. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 22, 2019 - 6:30 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. The day's action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new twist,...
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