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Rome (AFP) - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck a remote area of central Italy climbed to at least 159 late Wednesday, said the head of the country's civil protection agency …

Paris (AFP) - French writer Michel Butor, one of the leading figures of the experimental 1950s "Nouveau Roman" literary movement, died on Wednesday aged 89, his family told Le Monde newspaper.

The US branch of Sea Shepherd will be prevented from its anti-whaling protests in the Southern Ocean, but other arms of the group could continue the fight.

Havana (AFP) - Colombia's government and FARC rebels are expected to make what President Juan Manuel Santos called a "historic" announcement Wednesday on a peace deal to end their half-century civil …

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