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Indonesian Reporter Injured in Hong Kong Protest Seeks Justice

HONG KONG—Hit by a projectile fired by Hong Kong police while covering a pro-democracy protest nearly two months ago, Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah was blinded in one eye, but that has not blotted out the traumatic flashbacks filling her mind. Working as an associate editor for Suara, a newspaper popular with Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong, Indah, 39, had
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Australians Flee as Soaring Temperature, Winds Threaten to Fan Fires

SYDNEY—Residents in parts of eastern Australia evacuated their homes on Tuesday as soaring temperatures and strong winds threatened to fan bushfires in a giant blaze north of Sydney, the countrys biggest city. Air quality in parts of Sydney plunged as the city awoke to another thick blanket of smoke, disrupting transport services and prompting health warnings from
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Israeli Parties Agree on March 2 Election If No Government Formed

JERUSALEM—Israels two biggest parties agreed on a March 2 election date on Monday, barring a last-minute power-sharing deal, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fighting for political survival under criminal indictment. A 21-day period in which parliament can nominate a legislator with majority support to try to put together a ruling coalition expires at 2200 GMT on
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At Least 5 Dead, Some Still Missing After New Zealand Volcano Erupts

New Zealand police said early on Tuesday they did not expect to find any more survivors from a volcanic eruption that killed at least five people, injured up to 20 and left an unknown number unaccounted for. The volcano, off New Zealands North Island, erupted suddenly on Monday at about 2:11 p.m., spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air. About 50 people,