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DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian officials: More than 100 wounded in chemical attack

DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian official and the state news agency say more than 100 people have been treated at hospitals after a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo, updating an earlier toll. Forensic Medicine General Director Zaher Hajo told The Associated Press Sunday that those wounded the night before were … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian officials: More than 100 wounded in chemical attack

AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s state news agency says four people have been killed and hundreds of tourists visiting the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra have been moved to higher ground after heavy rains caused flash floods in several locations. The Petra agency quoted government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat as saying two dozen people were injured and … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

BEIJING | Fire at hot springs hotel in northeast Chinese city kills 18

BEIJING — At least 18 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the state news agency said. The disaster added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite official efforts to improve public safety over the past two decades. Rescue work … Continue reading BEIJING | Fire at hot springs hotel in northeast Chinese city kills 18