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Hi44° Chance Rain and Patchy Fog


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Sunday Night

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North Korea calls suspension of work a ‘declaration of war’

PAJU, South Korea — North Korea said it was kicking out all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone on Thursday, calling the South’s move to suspend operations, in retaliation for Sunday’s rocket launch by the North, a “declaration of war.”

Drug cartel battle kills 52 in Mexican prison

MONTERREY, Mexico — A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a prison left 52 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey, authorities said on Thursday, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis to another jail in Mexico’s far north.

China warns against patrols in South China Sea

BEIJING — China on Thursday responded to a Reuters report that the U.S. and India are discussing joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea, warning that interference from countries outside the region threatens peace and stability.

Brazil probes 3 deaths with Zika links, aims for vaccine

BRASILIA — Recent laboratory analyzes identified Zika virus infections in three people who died in Brazil last year, the health ministry said on Thursday, although authorities could not confirm that Zika alone was responsible for their deaths.

Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency offi cials said on Wednesday.

Train crash investigators focus on signal controller

BERLIN — German prosecutors and police investigating a head-on train crash in Bavaria that killed ten people are focusing on the actions of a signal controller, a source involved in the inquiry told Reuters on Wednesday.

UN warns of another mass exodus of refugees

GENEVA — Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a new exodus of refugees fleeing a Russian-backed assault.

North Korea launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Korea’s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul.

Air strikes force Islamic State to halve fighters’ pay

LONDON — U.S.-led air strikes have had a substantial impact on the money Islamic State makes from oil, and have helped force the militant group to cut its fighters’ pay by up to 50 percent, a senior U.S official said on Monday.

UN: Deaths in Syria jails amount to ‘extermination’

GENEVA — Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday.

Italy demands justice for slain student

ROME — Italy demanded on Monday that Egypt catch and punish those responsible for the death of a student found tortured by a roadside in Cairo, and the Egyptian government dismissed suggestions its security services could have been involved.

Greece says it will have refugee centers open by deadline

ATHENS — Greece said Monday it would have migrant registration centers running by next week, under pressure from EU partners threatening to sideline it from passport-free travel unless it does more to contain refugees.

Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

OTTAWA — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending Canada’s controversial combat role in the effort against Islamic State.

Seattle expert: Brain damage is unusually severe in Zika cases

SEATTLE — The devastating birth defects linked to an outbreak of mosquito-borne Zika virus in Brazil may be even more severe than suspected, according to a Seattle Children’s hospital expert who’s spent decades studying and treating the condition known as microcephaly.

More than 3,100 pregnant Colombians have Zika virus

BOGOTA, Columbia — More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas.

Officials: Two contracted Zika via blood transfusion

BRASILIA — Local officials say two people in Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, the fi rst reports of that sort of transmission in an outbreak that is projected to infect millions in the coming months.

Iraq seeks to take ISIS offline

DUBAI — Iraq is trying to persuade satellite firms to halt Internet services in areas under Islamic State’s rule, seeking to deal a major blow to the group’s potent propaganda machine which relies heavily on social media to inspire its followers to wage jihad.

North Korea claims rocket launch readied

SEOUL — North Korea said Tuesday it planned to launch a satellite-carrying rocket as early as next week, a move that also could showcase potential advances in military-use technology less than a month after an apparent nuclear test.

Israel hopes for EU leverage with East Mediterranean push

JERUSALEM — Israel, Cyprus and Greece have agreed to deepen their energy, security and tourism ties in the Eastern Mediterranean, a deal that may have implications for Israel’s testy relationship with the European Union, too.