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Wildfire in Alberta now 85,000 hectares in size

A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north. More than 80,000 people have emptied Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands.

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Polish government to take control of WWII museum

Poland's conservative government announced Thursday that it is merging a major museum on World War II that was due to open next year with a different museum that doesn't yet exist, a legal maneuver that allows it to take control of an ambitious new institution.

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Turkish premier to step down, boosting president's position

Turkey's prime minister announced Thursday that he will stand down, giving the country's increasingly authoritarian president free reign to appoint someone less likely to challenge him —a development that could have implications for Turkey's internal conflicts and external relations.

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Activists: At least 28 dead in strike on Syria refugee camp

An airstrike hit a crowded refugee camp in Syria on Thursday close to the border with Turkey, killing at least 28 people, according to Syrian pro-opposition activists. Images posted on social media said to be of the aftermath of the strike showed at least a dozen tents burned to the ground and bloodied women and children being loaded onto a pickup truck.

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Israel discovers new cross-border tunnel from Gaza Strip

The Israeli military said it uncovered a new tunnel Thursday stretching from southern Gaza Strip into Israel and built by Palestinian militants seeking to stage attacks in Israel, a discovery that comes amid an escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers.

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Sights & sounds of a Cuban tobacco harvest

In Cuba's prime tobacco fields in the province of Pinar del Río, Jesus Jerald Echevarria, Caridad Piloto Morejon and others are in the middle of harvest season. Music performed by Mezclarte.
Al Diaz and Mario Mateo / Miami Herald
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Sights & sounds of a Cuban tobacco harvest

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President Obama dancing the tango at the Argentina State Dinner

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President Obama in Cuba: An activist awaits