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    Unprecedented wildfires have been ravaging Canada. They have covered nearly 10 million acres and emitted a cloud of smoke that has reached the eastern United States.

      In Kenya, fishermen and villagers are paying the costs of industrial fishing. Fish stocks are plummeting, and fishermen see their revenues decrease. To solve the problem, Indian Ocean states decided to temporarily ban some industrial fishing techniques used to catch tuna. A measure that ange…

        Larger and more powerful wildfires than ever have scorched millions of hectares of Canadian forests and displaced tens of thousands of residents. With so many fires out of control and no relief in sight, the nation is facing a logistical nightmare. After an early start, it is on course to be…

        A Russian man was mauled to death by a tiger shark while swimming off the coast of a Red Sea resort, near the city of Hurghada in Egypt. The 23-year-old victim, who was later identified as Vladimir Popov, was swimming alone when the shark attacked. A video of the shocking ordeal surfaced onl…

        A Russian regional governor says three people were lightly wounded after a drone crashed into a residential building in central Voronezh, a city in southwestern Russia near the border with Ukraine. Russian state media published photos showing a high-rise apartment block with some of its windows blown out and damage to parts of its facade. State media reports also cited the building’s administrators as saying that “several apartments were damaged” in the explosion on Friday. There was no immediate comment on who may have been behind the drone strike.

        Two giant inflatable ducks are making a splash in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, in the return of a pop-art project that sparked a frenzy in the city a decade ago. The two 18-meter-tall yellow ducks by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman resemble the bath toys many played with in their childhood. Shortly after their launch, dozens of residents and tourists flocked to the promenade to snap photos of them. Hofman said he hopes his art will bring joy to the city. Local residents were also happy to see the ducks again, saying they could bring positivity to the city after the COVID-19 pandemic.

        President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak are reiterating their commitment to help Ukraine repel Russia's ongoing invasion, while agreeing to step up cooperation on the clean energy transition and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. The leaders' wide-ranging talks Thursday at the White House also covered China, economic security, a critical minerals agreement and more. Biden and Sunak have already had four face-to-face meetings since Sunak became prime minister in October, but the talks in Washington offered the two leaders a chance for their most sustained interaction to date. The visit to Washington is Sunak's first since becoming Britain's prime minister in October.

        Thousands of people are believed to be trapped by floodwaters spread across a swath of Ukraine after a catastrophic dam collapse. Help has been slow in coming to Oleshky, a Russian-occupied town along the Dnieper River, according to those stranded and their desperate Ukrainian rescuers. Officials say more than 6,000 people have been evacuated from dozens of inundated cities, towns and villages on both sides of the river. But the true scale of the disaster remains unclear for a region that was once home to tens of thousands of people. At least 14 people have died in the flooding, many are homeless and tens of thousands are without drinking water.


        Carter Verhaeghe scored 4:27 into overtime and the Florida Panthers pulled off some more postseason dramatics to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night. Matthew Tkachuk tied it with 2:13 left in the third period for the Panthers, who got the franchise’s first title-series game win in seven tries. Florida had to fend off a power play to start overtime, and Verhaeghe got the winner from the slot to get the Panthers within 2-1 in the series. Game 4 is Saturday night. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 shots for Florida. Adin Hill made 20 saves for Vegas, but got beat on the only shot that came his way in overtime.

        Jordy Bahl threw three innings of perfect relief and Oklahoma won its third straight Women’s College World Series title and seventh overall, beating Florida State 3-1 for a two-game sweep. The Sooners finished 61-1 and extended their Division I-record win streak to 53 games. They have won six titles since 2013 after getting their first in 2000, all under coach Patty Gasso. Oklahoma’s only defeat was a 4-3 loss at Baylor on Feb. 19. The Sooners set a record for win percentage and have the fewest losses of any NCAA champion. They led the nation in runs per game, earned run average and batting average.

        A white Florida woman charged with shooting and killing her Black neighbor told detectives that she called the victim’s children by racist slurs in the months leading up to the slaying, according to an arrest report. The report released Thursday by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office came as Susan Louise Lorincz made her initial appearance in court by video, and was assigned a public defender. The report details allegations that Lorincz physically attacked the victim’s children and called them racist names. A funeral for the Black mother of four, Ajike Owens, is scheduled for Monday.

        A thick, hazardous haze of wildfire smoke is looming over daily life for millions of people across the U.S. and Canada for a third day, and it’s expected to persist as long as the weekend. The conditions Thursday sent asthma sufferers to hospitals, delayed flights, postponed ballgames and pushed back a White House Pride Month celebration. If the worrisome haze is an unnerving novelty for millions of people on the United States’ East Coast, it’s a reminder of what other places experience more regularly. And scientists say it’s a wake-up call about the future.

        The main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway has arrived in the U.S. from Peru to face charges that he tried to extort the missing Alabama teen's mother. Joran van der Sloot is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday morning. He was flown to Birmingham on Thursday. Holloway disappeared on the Caribbean island of Aruba. A judge declared her dead, but her body has never been found. Van der Sloot is accused of seeking $250,000 from Holloway's mother in exchange for disclosing the location of the young woman’s body. He is serving a 28-year sentence in Peru after confessing to killing a Peruvian woman.