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PARIS (AP) — A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said.

The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building...Read more

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news.

The social media company said it took action after...Read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI's apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran's state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying "she's done nothing but journalism."

The...Read more

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams figured it was important to get off to a strong start against Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open's second round Thursday.

"Serena," she said she told herself beforehand, "you've got to come out hot; you'...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — A best-selling author and former Boston Globe reporter is completing a project about the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Mitchell Zuckoff's "Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11" will be released April 30, HarperCollins Publishing announced...Read more

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian church was granted independence.

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople earlier this month granted...Read more

BRUSSELS (AP) — More than 10,000 students skipped school again in Belgium to join a march demanding better protections of the globe's fragile climate.

Despite the rain and cold, the colorful protest march in Brussels was bigger than the initial one last...Read more

LONDON (AP) — Work on a major new nuclear power station in Britain was suspended after the developer, Japan's Hitachi, said Thursday it had been unable to agree on financing with the U.K. government.

Hitachi said Thursday that it was halting work...Read more

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest rail company, under fire for its unpunctual service, is trying to mollify one disgruntled commuter by buying her "delay scarf."

Deutsche Bahn, which on Thursday announced plans to hire 22,000 more staff, bought the hand-...Read more

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions.

The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan. 30-...Read more

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