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    More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said Monday, three times the previously announced toll.

  2. 'Turkey

    Firefighters using planes and helicopters, and locals with buckets of water, battled wildfires raging for a sixth day near southern coastal resorts in drought-hit Turkey on Monday and the government faced fresh criticism of its handling of the disaster.

  3. 'Afghan

    The United States is expanding efforts to get Afghan citizens out of their country ahead of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month, a move that follows Canada's promise to resettle certain Afghan residents.


    Poland has granted a visa to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety and her team's officials tried to force her to fly home, where the autocratic government was recently accused of diverting a flight to arrest a dissident journalist.

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    Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard made her mark by competing in the women's weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, but couldn't complete a lift.