Massive 1,500-vehicle convoy underway to evacuate thousands from Canadian wildfire

Canadian officials began evacuating 8,000 people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray by air on Thursday and hoped to move thousands more via a highway convoy Friday if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta that has grown to 210,035 acres.

Kazakhstan calls for nuclear free world by 2045

Kazakhstan is seeking to encourage a wide ranging discussion of the role of religion in fighting extremism and terrorism and it is calling for a nuclear free world by 2045, the 100th anniversary of the United Nations, as the Central Asian nation makes its first bid for a seat on the Security Council.

Former East German first lady Margot Honecker dies in Chile

Former East German first lady Margot Honecker has died in Chile at age 89.

Ethiopia: Activist charged with terrorism over Facebook post

A court in Ethiopia has charged a social media activist for inciting violence and other terror-related offenses citing Facebook posts as evidence.

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