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Rare snow, ice shock the Deep South

Bitter winter weather reached deep into the South Tuesday, bringing a rare snow to Houston and threats of a dangerous ice storm from Texas to the Carolina coast.<p>ATLANTA — A wet winter storm covered much of the Deep South with snow and ice Tuesday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights …

Wildfires, blistering heat scorch Australia

350 wildfires were reported in South Australia.<p>CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes overnight were raging in heat wave conditions across rural southern Australia on Wednesday.<p>Firefighters were able to contain most of the fires in South Australia and Victoria. …

Teen dies stopping suicide bomber at school in Pakistan

A 14-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero in Pakistan for tackling a suicide bomber -- dying at the main gate of his school and saving schoolmates gathered for their morning assembly.<p>Ninth-grader Aitazaz Hassan Bangash was on his way to the Ibrahimzai School on Monday in the Hangu district of …