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Islamic State threatens to attack India

NEW DELHI — In a rare appeal to India’s Muslim minority, Islamic State says it is planning to avenge the deaths of Muslims killed in riots in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat and elsewhere.

Second ‘Chibok girl’ rescued

ABUJA, Nigeria — A second girl who was among more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in a raid on their school in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok more than two years ago has been rescued, a spokesman for the Nigerian army said on Thursday.

EgyptAir jet vanishes after mid-air plunge

CAIRO/ATHENS — An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean on Thursday in what Egypt said could have been a terrorist attack.

Sanaa yearns for end to war

SANAA — Anxiety reigns in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, where ordinary people await the outcome of almost a month of peace talks they hope can end a devastating war.

Canadian wildfire shifts north

CALGARY, Alberta — A massive wildfire around the oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, Alberta, moved toward energy production facilities on Tuesday, extending a shutdown that has led to lost Canadian output of one million barrels a day.

Genes tell how the giraffe got its long neck

LONDON — Scientists have sequenced the genome of the giraffe for the first time, uncovering DNA quirks that help explain how the tallest animals on earth developed their remarkably long necks.

Kenya rips down shoddy buildings after deadly collapse

NAIROBI — Kenya's authorities tore down a badly built residential block in a poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people.

Unions: Colombia not enforcing U.S. trade standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. and Colombian labor unions said the Colombian government failed to enforce worker protections in a free trade agreement with the United States, raising questions about similar provisions in a massive pan-Pacific deal.

Ontario to spend billions cutting carbon footprint

ONTARIO — The government of the Canadian province of Ontario plans to spend more than $5.41 billion over four years from 2017 in a bid to cut the province’s carbon footprint, the Globe and Mail reported on Monday.

Colombian rebels agree to let minors under 15 leave ranks

HAVANA —Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels on Sunday agreed to a roadmap for children under 15 to leave guerilla encampments and re-integrate into civil society, as part of negotiations aimed at ending Latin America’s longest war.

U.S. concern grows over possible Venezuela meltdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States is increasingly concerned about the potential for an economic and political meltdown in Venezuela, spurred by fears of a debt default, growing street protests and deterioration of its oil sector, U.S. intelligence officials said on Friday.

Pope Francis to look at giving women role of deacon in Church

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has agreed to set up a commission into whether women could serve as deacons, local media reported on Thursday, a potentially historic move that could end male dominance of the Roman Catholic clergy.

Oil production trickles back as wildfire threat eases

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — Oil sands companies around wildfire-hit Fort McMurray resumed production on Tuesday after an initial inspection found the Canadian boomtown was less severely damaged than first feared.

Obama to visit Hiroshima

WASHINGTON, D.C./TOKYO — Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima in Japan later this month, but he will not apologize for the United States’ dropping of an atomic bomb on the city at the end of World War II, the White House said on Tuesday.

U.S. sails warship near Chinese-claimed reef

BEIJING — China scrambled fighter jets Tuesday as a U.S. navy ship sailed close to a disputed reef in the South China Sea, a patrol China denounced as an illegal threat to peace which only went to show its defense installations in the area were necessary.

Rwanda blood deliveries via drones show promise, hurdles

International delivery company UPS is backing a start-up using drones in Rwanda to transport life-saving blood supplies and vaccines, underlining the wide potential for the unmanned aircraft and helping bring package delivery by drone to U.S. consumers a step closer.

Panama closes border to stem migrant flow

PANAMA CITY — Panama will close key crossings on its border with Colombia to prevent undocumented migrants from Cuba and Africa entering the country, President Juan Carlos Varela said on Monday.

Sudan food crisis may double to 5.3 million

GENEVA — Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan may face a severe food shortages during this year’s lean season, the U.N. World Food Program said Monday, nearly double the number in the first three months of the year.