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Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigs

The Philippine agriculture chief says an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still unspecified disease causing the swine deaths

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Few demonstrators turn up for Zimbabwe protest in Bulawayo

Few people have turned up for an opposition protest in Zimbabwe's second city as armed police maintained heavy presence on the streets and at a courthouse where the opposition is pressing to be allowed to hold the demonstration

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Activists: Airstrikes halt Turkish convoy on road in Syria

Syrian activists: Turkish military convoy halted by airstrikes on road after crossing into Syria, heading to rebel area

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Rescuers fear for lives of 2 cavers trapped in Poland

Dozens of rescuers who worked through the night to find two spelunkers trapped in a cave in southern Poland say they are fearing for the lives of the cavers

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Wildfire on Canary Islands forces evacuation of 5,000

Authorities in Spain's Canary Islands say a wildfire that is throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air has forced emergency services to evacuate more than 5,000 people

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: Afghanistan vows to "eliminate" safe havens of Islamic State group, a number of economists expect a recession by 2021, Florida's palm trees are under attack, Louisiana governor who shouldered blame for Hurricane Katrina has died

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Ugandan police say 20 killed in deadly motor accidents

At least 20 people have been killed in two separate motor accidents in Uganda, including an explosion involving a fuel tanker in the country's west, police said Monday, in incidents highlighting growing road safety concerns in the region

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that can turn them to dried crisps within months with no chance for recovery once infected

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Cleanup work resuming at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral

Workers are gradually returning to Notre Dame Cathedral to clear out hazardous debris and consolidate the fire-damaged medieval monument, after a month-long delay prompted by fears of lead contamination

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Danish PM: Trump's idea of buying Greenland is 'absurd'

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says U.S. President Donald Trump's idea of buying Greenland from Denmark is "an absurd discussion," reiterating that the Arctic semi-autonomous Danish territory is not for sale

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Putin, Macron to meet for French-Russian talks before G-7

French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in southern France to discuss the world's major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Hong Kong bakery's mooncakes carry protest movement slogans

A Hong Kong bakery is doing its part to support the city's pro-democracy protest movement by making mooncakes with a message

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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