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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar’s energy minister says country is pulling out of OPEC

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The tiny, energy-rich Gulf Arab nation of Qatar says it will withdraw from OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, in January. Qatar’s minister of state for energy affairs, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, made the surprise announcement during a news conference in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Monday. Qatar is … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Qatar’s energy minister says country is pulling out of OPEC

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | After rescue, Gaza’s only grand piano makes public debut

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip is debuting to the public for the first time in over a decade after its restoration. Japanese and local artists played the piano and sang to a rapt audience Sunday at a theater nestled in the Palestinian Red Crescent Society’s building. The … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | After rescue, Gaza’s only grand piano makes public debut

PARIS | Look what we found: Tiny female lion cub in French garage

PARIS— France’s customs agency says it’s made an extremely surprising discovery in a garage in Marseille: a lion cub. Marseille’s customs brigade found a small female lioness inside a cage Wednesday that weighed just “a few kilograms (pounds).” Experts say she’s 1 to 2 months old and has not been weened. The agency said a … Continue reading PARIS | Look what we found: Tiny female lion cub in French garage

WASHINGTON | Wave of pipe bombs targets Democrats, CNN in terror-by-mail

WASHINGTON — A wave of pipe-bomb attacks by mail targeted Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN but was thwarted without physical harm in an anxiety-filled day that deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections. None of the bombs detonated Wednesday as law enforcement took them away … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wave of pipe bombs targets Democrats, CNN in terror-by-mail

WASHINGTON | The Latest: NYC offices of CNN evacuated over package

WASHINGTON— The Latest on possible explosive devices sent to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (all times local): 10:33 a.m. CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package. The news network reported on Wednesday morning that a police bomb squad was at its offices. The U.S. Secret Service … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: NYC offices of CNN evacuated over package

KAMPALA, Uganda | At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda  — At least 34 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims were likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mount Elgon, said … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda | 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda — At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mountain Elgon, … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — A jogger’s run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field. Police say the young cub was found Sunday in a cage dumped in a field near Tienhoven between the central cities of Utrecht and Hilversum. Police have … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub