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Listeria outbreak spurs CRF to expand frozen food recall

Hundreds of frozen food products sold under dozens of brand names are being recalled in all 50 states and Canada over listeria fears. Two people have already died from listeria infections linked to the recalled products.

Public smoking ban for Ethiopia's capital

Addis Ababa - A ban on smoking at public gatherings has been announced by the mayor of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, according to local media reports on Wednesday.

Eastern Aleppo could soon be besieged, UN warns

Geneva - The Syrian government has refused a UN request for humanitarian aid access to rebel-held eastern Aleppo, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the area could soon be besieged.

Student exposed himself in school photo, faces 70 charges

Mesa - It was obviously a prank. After it was noticed the Mesa, Arizona high school football player exposed himself in a team photo that was later published in the school's yearbook, police were called and the 19-year-old was arrested.

Fresh Australian air on sale in pollution-stricken China

Two entrepreneurs in Australia have found a way to help those stricken by the severe air pollution sweeping across the developing countries in Asia, especially China, by selling fresh Australian air.

Op-Ed: Mayweather needs to fight thrice to make half of Pacquiao revenue

If Floyd Mayweather is indeed coming out of retirement to pursue his stalled boxing career and to replenish his dwindling purse, he needs to fight at least three times to make at least 50 percent of 4.6 million buys he and Manny Pacquiao made last year.

Trump eyes running mate with political experience

Washington - Donald Trump, the de facto Republican nominee in the race for the White House, said Wednesday he wants a running mate with political experience who can work well with Congress.

U.S. defence chief expects more resources for anti-IS fight

Stuttgart - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter expressed confidence Wednesday that countries engaged in the fight against Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq will pour more military resources into the battle.

Floods following drought worsen Ethiopian hunger

- Stuck on a track in eastern Ethiopia, trucks carrying food for the starving are forced to turn back.After one of the worst droughts for decades, the rains have finally arrived, but now only add to the complication of the delivery of food aid.

Cracks emerge in Turkey's ruling tandem

Istanbul - After more than one-and-a-half years of cohabitation, cracks are emerging in Turkey's ruling tandem of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, sparking uncertainty over the premier's future.

Interview: Erik-Michael Estrada from O-Town talks My2k tour Special

Erik-Michael Estrada from the acclaimed pop group O-Town chatted with Digital Journal about their upcoming My2k summer tour with 98 Degrees.

Review: Canada brings a woman’s perspective to Hot Docs Special

Two films in Hot Docs’ “Canadian Spectrum” explore women’s participation in war, past and present, voluntary and involuntary.

Death penalty trial begins in the slaying of the Wolfe sisters Special

Pittsburgh - "All roads lead to Allen Wade," a prosecutor told a jury Monday during opening arguments in the trial of the man accused of beating, robbing and shooting two Pittsburgh sisters in the basement of their home on February 6, 2014.

Ted Cruz: Tea Party firebrand but no match for Trump

Des Moines - Once reviled by fellow Republicans as a "wacko bird" eager to shut down the US government, Ted Cruz believed his arch-conservatism could propel him into the White House -- but ultimately proved no match for the Donald Trump steamroller.

22 air strikes near Syria capital as fighting 'freeze' ends

Birut - At least 22 air strikes pounded a key rebel bastion east of the Syrian capital on Wednesday after a local freeze on fighting expired overnight, a monitoring group said.

EU backs Turkey visa-free travel, fines for refusing refugees

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday gave conditional backing to visa-free travel for Turks under a migrant deal and unveiled new asylum rules including fines for countries that refuse their share of refugees.

Thousands honour 'rumba king' Wemba at requiem mass in Kinshasa

Kinshasa - Thousands of fans paid a final tearful tribute to Congolese "rumba king" Papa Wemba at a requiem mass in Kinshasa on Wednesday where his songs were played, before he is laid to rest.

UK to take in more unaccompanied Syrian children: Cameron

London - Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday he would let more unaccompanied Syrian children come to Britain after a campaign led by a peer who fled the Nazis in the 1930s.

Human exodus expected as parts of Middle East and Africa heat up

Parts of the Middle East and North Africa, home to 500 million people, could become uninhabitable by the middle of this century, forcing one of the world's largest human migrations to take place.

SEAL death shows growing risks US troops face in Iraq, Syria

Washington - The killing of a Navy SEAL by Islamic State fighters highlights the increasing risks US troops face in Iraq and Syria as they inch ever closer toward the jihadists' frontlines.
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