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Russian orchestra plays in Palmyra ruins as strikes kill 28
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left at least 28 people dead and dozens wounded, including many children....

Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- Canadian officials will start moving thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass highway convoy Friday morning if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta....

Expert: Alberta evacuation 1 of largest in recent memory
The wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is driving one of the largest evacuations in North America in recent memory, said Bill Stewart, co-director of the University of California's Center for Fire Research and Outreach at the University of California, Berkeley....

Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy....

3 nations move against alleged big money launderer in Panama
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers....

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation....

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing....

Israeli general touches raw nerve with Holocaust comments
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a reflection of the deep divisions plaguing Israel, a top general set off a controversy Thursday after appearing to liken the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi-era Germany during a speech marking the country's Holocaust memorial day....

North Korea readies for its biggest political show in years
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Its capital has been duly spruced up, the masses prepped for their rallies and leader Kim Jong Un appears to be set to take center stage Friday when North Korea pulls back the curtain on what promises to be the country's biggest political show in years, if not decades: the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980....

Things to know about North Korea's first congress in decades
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's elite are gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades....

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Latin America/Caribbean
Colombian fisherman reunited with family after weeks adrift

Middle East
120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran