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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas — Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's coronavirus hot spots.
British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank

LONDON — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro control of nearly $2 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault because Britain does not recognize the socialist leader as president of the Latin American nation.

Canadian engineer released from Egypt needs treatment, family says

TORONTO — A Canadian engineer arrested in Egypt last year arrived back in Canada on Thursday and was in need of medical attention, his family said. The health of Yasser Albaz, 52, of Oakville, Ont.
Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A fire and an explosion struck a centrifuge production plant above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility early Thursday, analysts said, one of the most-tightly guarded sites in all of the Islamic Republic
Death toll rises to 26 in Mexican drug rehab centre attack

Death toll rises to 26 in Mexican drug rehab centre attack

IRAPUATO, Mexico — The killing of 26 people in an unregistered drug rehabilitation centre in central Mexico is the deadliest such attack in a decade and has led to calls for change in a prosperous state that has become a cartel battleground.
Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people

HPAKANT, Myanmar — At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action again
UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit

UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit

LONDON — A British judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from actor Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard.
From big cities to backyards, July 4 not usual blowout bash

From big cities to backyards, July 4 not usual blowout bash

NEW YORK — The idea sounds almost un-American. The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together, daylong celebrations with patriotic parades in the morning and fireworks finales to cap it off.
Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'

Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'

LONDON — An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented Scott Eastwood from portraying a real life soldier in Afghanistan in “The Outpost” — a role that required a level of athleticism.
Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first words

Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first words

RIO DE JANEIRO — Vitoria Gabrielle crawled all the time and was starting to walk this year with a little help, hanging on to her 4-year-old brother's arm while exploring her mother's small apartment on a cobblestone street in Rio de Janeiro's working
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