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A nursing home building smolders after fire in which at least ten elderly persons died, in Chiguayante, Chile, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. At least Ten elderly persons died in the voracious fire that destroyed the bedroom in which they rested, informed the governor of Bío Bio, Jorge Ulloa. (Alejandro Zonez/Aton Chile via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:14 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A fire swept through a nursing home in southern Chile on Tuesday, killing 10 elderly women, officials said. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire that broke out at around 3 a.m. in the women's dormitory at the Santa Marta nursing home in Chiguayante,...
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Sophie Beau, left, general director of SOS Mediterranee France, Frederic Penard, operations director for SOS Mediterranee, and Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, from Doctors without Borders group, answer reporters Tuesday, Aug.14, 2018 in Paris. Portugal has become the first European country to say it could take in some migrants aboard rescue ship Aquarius, operated by French groups, as officials in coastal France made impassioned pleas to a so-far-silent French government to allow its docking. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
August 14, 2018 - 11:13 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a ship carrying rescued migrants in the Mediterranean (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Germany's Interior Ministry says the country will take in up to 50 migrants from the rescue ship Aquarius as a humanitarian gesture. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that the ministry...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, the only remaining piece of the 130 ton, 250 meter long fatberg, removed from the sewers in the Whitechapel area of east London in the latter months of 2017, is displayed during a media preview at the Museum of London in London. London's famous, festering fatberg lives on - and is getting its own livestream. The Museum of London said on Tuesday, Aug. 14 a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a city sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection. The museum says the "highly toxic" lump will be stored in a secure case and displayed online via a “fatcam” so that viewers can watch its changes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
August 14, 2018 - 10:30 am
LONDON (AP) — London's famous, festering fatberg lives on — and is getting its own livestream . The Museum of London says a chunk of oil, fat, diapers and baby wipes blasted out of a sewer last year is now part of its permanent collection. The museum said Tuesday that the "highly toxic" lump will...
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August 14, 2018 - 10:25 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease. Health officials are hoping the mAb114 therapy, isolated from a survivor of an Ebola outbreak in...
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Burned cars parked at Frolunda Square in Gothenburg, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Masked youth torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who on Tuesday spoke of an "extremely organized" night of vandalism. (Adam Ihse/TT via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 9:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who denounced an "extremely organized" night of vandalism. About 80 cars were set ablaze overnight, chiefly in Sweden's second largest...
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August 14, 2018 - 8:48 am
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned on a highway near Ecuador's capital Tuesday, local officials reported. The Colombian-registered bus was traveling to Quito and hit a smaller vehicle in...
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August 14, 2018 - 8:35 am
An Italian transport official said 22 people are dead, 8 others injured in a Genoa highway bridge collapse. An official with Italian firefighters, Amalia Tedeschi, told RAI state TV that some 20 vehicles, including cars and trucks, had been involved in the collapse. She confirmed that two people...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis receives military honors before his meeting with Brazil's defense minister, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Mattis has spent six days visiting South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
August 14, 2018 - 8:14 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a pitch on Tuesday to Brazil for building a closer defense partnership with the United States, including in space research. Speaking to military students at Brazil's senior war college in Rio de Janeiro, Mattis encouraged them to remember...
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An injured boy rides in an ambulance on the Ghazni highway, in Maidan Shar, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Afghan forces battled the Taliban in the eastern city of Ghazni a key provincial capital, for the fourth straight day on Monday, following a massive assault on the eastern city last week that overwhelmed its defenses and allowed insurgents to capture several parts of it, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
August 14, 2018 - 8:11 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban overran a base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers while Afghan forces battled the insurgents for the fifth straight day in the eastern provincial capital of Ghazni on Tuesday, trying to flush them out of the city's outskirts, officials said. There...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2013 file photo the US flag flies at the main entrance of the US embassy in Berlin. Berlin police say threatening letters containing a white powder have been sent to both the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
August 14, 2018 - 7:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police are investigating two threatening letters containing a white powder that were sent to the American and Israeli embassies in the German capital, authorities said Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt said the two letters, sent last month, were analyzed by experts and the powder...
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