European heat wave: German weather service measures record temperature of 40.3 Celsius

Europe's heat wave has pushed the mercury to its highest level in Germany since measurements began in 1881.

Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 44

Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said Monday.

Thai authorities seize illegal ivory at airport in crates marked 'marble pieces'

Thai authorities say they have seized 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of ivory — or about 130 tusks and pieces — hidden in crates being shipped from Africa to Asia.

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