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A massive forest fire in Portugal has killed at least 62 people

A forest fire that ignited on Saturday in central Portugal has now claimed 62 lives, the Portuguese government said on Sunday, marking one of the worst disasters in the country's recent history. "We don't have memory of such a human tragedy," said Prime Minister António Costa to reporters.The fire
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ISIS says it carried out an attack in Jerusalem, but Hamas claims it did. Here’s why that matters.

The facts aren't in dispute.On Friday, a small group of assailants launched an attack near Jerusalem's Old City. Wielding guns and knives, they killed a female police officer and wounded three other people.What happened next, though, is a source of controversy. Just hours later, the Islamic State
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French parliamentary elections give big boost to Macron

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron was projected to win a large parliamentary majority Sunday, with the centrist party he founded little more than a year ago triumphing at the polls.Although the result was expected after an earlier round of voting last week, the rise of Macron’s pro-Europe, pro-business p
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Afghan war faces flurry of setbacks as new U.S. military policy nears

ISLAMABAD – As American military officials complete plans that will likely send several thousand additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, a flurry of setbacks in the war has underscored both the imperative of action and the pitfalls of various approaches.Further complicating the picture are ques
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Six members of Trump’s HIV/AIDS council quit

Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS abruptly resigned this week, citing the Trump administration's neglect in fighting the health epidemic. The departing members of the White House advisory council penned a chiding editorial blasting President Trump's failure to combat
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Touring ‘Sound of Music’ is as fundamental as do-re-mi

“The Sound of Music” tour at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House arrives not from Broadway, where this production has never been, but from the road, where it was launched in 2015. It’s been well-reviewed across the country, and you can see why. Jack O’Brien’s conspicuously traditional stagi
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Milan menswear designers focus shows on millennials

MILAN — Designers are resizing Milan Fashion Week for menswear, condensing previews for next spring and summer into just over three days.While New York and London’s commitment to menswear has waned, Milan remains true to the segment that fuels Italian exports. Of the 9 billion euros ($10 billion
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Search continues for US sailors after ship crash off Japan

YOKOSUKA, Japan — The U.S. Navy said Sunday that the search is continuing for seven missing American sailors in the sea off Japan, after a huge cargo ship collided with a Navy destroyer.U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft have been looking for the missing crew members of the USS Fitzgerald, whi
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Samba schools protest against budget cuts for Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO — Members of Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools have put on a boisterous protest against the mayor’s proposal to slash city funds for next year’s Carnival.The demonstration Saturday outside the city hall came in response to Mayor Marcelo Crivella’s decision to cut by half the ci
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The Latest: US Navy says search continues for 7 sailors

TOKYO — The search for seven U.S. sailors missing off the coast of Japan continued into a second day Sunday, with U.S. and Japanese forces conducting air-and-sea patrols after a Navy destroyer collided with a much-larger container ship.At the same time, civilian and military investigators tried
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