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Tent camp fire in Russia kills 4 children; owner detained

Russian authorities say four children have died in a fire at a tent camp in the country’s far east.

Indian opposition wants Modi to clarify Trump Kashmir claim

President Trump claimed Modi asked him to mediate in India’s long-running dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

UK names Boris Johnson next prime minister

Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Tuesday and will become the country’s next prime minister.

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplanes

South Korean jets fired warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea’s airspace on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries.

Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout

The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation’s hydroelectric power system.

Iran says it has arrested and sentenced to death US spies

Tehran often makes similar unverified assertions, but the latest announcement comes at a time of rare peril in relations with Washington.

Mob attack at Hong Kong train station heightens seething tensions in city

A group of club-wielding attackers apparently targeted people, including a prodemocracy lawmaker, who had participated in antigovernment protests, leaving dozens injured.

Syrian activists say airstrikes killed 27 in rebel-held town

The strike is the latest violence in escalating fighting between rebel groups and the Syrian government, which is backed by Russian forces. The death toll is expected to rise.