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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.


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."


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.


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.


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.


After 2,000 miles they crossed the U.S. border; then tragedy struck

TUCSON, Ariz./AGUACATE, Guatemala (Reuters) - The 911 emergency call came in to the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson station around midnight.


’Deliverance,’‘Boogie Nights’ star Burt Reynolds dies

LOS ANGELES - (AFP) Burt Reynolds, the mustachioed heart-throb of 1970s cinema who won acclaim in “Deliverance” and a host of awards later in his career for “Boogie Nights,” died on Thursday, his family announced.


How unstable is Libya's oil production?

TUNIS (Reuters) - After a relatively stable spell, Libya's oil production has see-sawed again because of a standoff at eastern export terminals and the abduction of two workers at the giant Sharara oilfield.