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Teen activist Greta Thunberg delivers message ahead of UN youth climate summit

The first UN youth climate summit kicks off in New York City on Saturday with a panel of speakers that includes 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. She was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, wrapping up a six-day visit to Washington, appearing with other young activists before the House foreign affairs subcommittee on climate change. She urged…

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Iraq detains suspect in minibus bombing that killed 12

Iraq’s prime minister says security forces have detained a man suspected of detonating a bomb on a minibus packed with passengers outside the Shia holy city of Karbala. The Friday night blast killed 12 people and wounded five others. Adel Abdul-Mahdi in a statement released by his office Saturday gave no further details about the suspect.…

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Bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah, 4 dead

A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. On Friday, the bus from of Southern California rolled onto a guard rail, crushing its roof and ramming the rail’s vertical posts into the cab, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street…

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Egypt protesters call on el-Sissi to step down

Rare, anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday night calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands. el-Sissi came to power with the military’s ouster of an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013, amid mass protests against his one-year-rule.…

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