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World Briefing: Honduras: Activist’s Colleague Is Killed

Gunmen have killed Nelson García, a colleague of the environmentalist leader Berta Cáceres, who was slain almost two weeks ago in similar circumstances, the Honduran authorities said Wednesday. Two men shot Mr. García on Tuesday in Rio Chiquito, 120 miles north of Tegucigalpa. A police statement called the killing an ...

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World Briefing: Syria: United Nations Says Food Aid Will Be Restored

The United Nations announced on Monday that it would fully restore all food aid to hundreds of thousands of war-ravaged Syrians that had been cut by funding shortfalls. In a statement, the World Food Program, the main United Nations anti-hunger agency, said $ 675 million pledged at a London donor conference in February ...

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World Briefing: Ghana: Dozens Killed in Road Accident

A head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck in central Ghana killed at least 61 people in the deadliest road accident in recent memory in the country, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The accident occurred Wednesday night in the town of Kintampo, more than 250 miles north of ...

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World Briefing: Canada: Another Human Foot Washes Ashore

The British Columbia Coroners Service said Wednesday that it had opened an investigation after a human foot washed up on the province’s shoreline, the 13th since 2007. Like most of the other cases, the current one involves a foot wearing a running shoe. It was found by a hiker on ...

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