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World 26 Aug 2020 | 6:06 AM

Wildfire containment slightly increases in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The containment of wildfires slightly increased in Northern California as tens of thousands of residents were forced to evacuate as of Tuesday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

World 08 Aug 2019 | 9:37 PM

Germany to put 92-year old man on trial for Nazi crimes

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 92-year old German man will go on trial in October charged with helping to murder 5,230 prisoners, many of them Jewish, at a Nazi death camp in World War Two, prosecutors said on Thursday.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 10:34 AM

Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska's most populous cities

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Smoke and soot from central Alaska wildfires have afflicted the subarctic city of Fairbanks with some of the world's worst air pollution in recent days, forcing many residents indoors and prompting one hospital to set up a "clean air shelter."

World 15 Jun 2019 | 9:19 AM

Indian migrant girl, 6, died in Arizona desert as mother sought water

(Reuters) - A six-year-old girl from India died of heat stroke in an Arizona desert after her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water, a medical examiner and U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday.

World 14 Mar 2019 | 1:04 AM

Advantage Lithium CEO charged in college admissions scandal

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The chief executive of Advantage Lithium Corp, which is developing lithium projects in Argentina, has been arrested by U.S. authorities as part of a sweeping college admissions scheme that has ensnared dozens of high-profile people.

World 25 Feb 2019 | 9:52 PM

German court stops trial of former death-camp guard

MUENSTER, Germany (Reuters) - The trial in Germany of a 95-year-old former guard at a Nazi death camp has been stopped because of the defendant's health problems, likely ending one of the last such prosecutions linked to the Holocaust.