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Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group’s establishment. Hamas fighters in military fatigues paraded with rockets and heavy machineguns during … more

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Romania party boss calls rival’s comment on EU post treason

BUCHAREST, Romania — The leader of Romania’s ruling party has asked a party colleague to press charges against the country’s president for saying Romania wasn’t prepared to assume the European Union’s rotating presidency. Social Democratic Party chairman Liviu Dragnea alleged … more

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Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul’s landmark al-Nuri Grand Mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017. The mosque and its iconic leaning minaret were built in … more

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Canadian minister postpones trip to China amid tensions

TORONTO — Canada’s tourism minister is postponing a trip to China amid tensions over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States and the detentions of two Canadians in China in apparent retaliation. Jeremy Ghio, … more

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Zimbabwe’s ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s ruling party has approved President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its candidate in 2023, just five months after a bitterly disputed election. The ZANU-PF at its party conference passed a resolution on Saturday making its preference for the … more

Latin America and Caribbean News

Exodus from Venezuela leaves families divided across borders

BOGOTA, Colombia — When Emili Espinoza was finally able to make a video call to the 3-year-old son she hadn’t seen since fleeing Venezuela, the little boy named Elvis didn’t recognize her. “No,” he told her. “My mom is sleeping.” … more

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  • Last Recorded Eruption of Mount Fuji Begins (1707)


    on 12/16/2018 at 5:00 am

    Majestic Mount Fuji, located about 60 mi (100 km) from Tokyo, is the tallest mountain in Japan. The beauty of the snowcapped symmetrical cone, ringed by lakes and virgin forests, has inspired Japanese poets and painters throughout the centuries. Though the volcano is classified as active, its last major eruption began on December 16, 1707, and ended in […]