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Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily, sparks panic

Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily, sparks panic

ROME — An earthquake triggered by Mount Etna's eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, damaging churches and houses on the volcano's slopes and prompting panicked villagers to flee their homes.
Afghanistan postpones presidential election

Afghanistan postpones presidential election

KABUL — Afghanistan's presidential election, initially scheduled for April, will be postponed for several months to allow time to fix technical problems that surfaced during October's parliamentary elections, officials said Wednesday.

Congo delays Sunday's election for months in Ebola zone

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo's already long-delayed election set for Sunday will be postponed for months in certain communities where a deadly Ebola virus outbreak has infected hundreds of people, the electoral commission announced Wednesday.

Kentucky man charged with throwing Christmas ham at woman

LONDON, Ky. — Authorities say a Kentucky man has been arrested after he threw a ham at a woman during an argument over which day Christmas dinner should take place.

CBP orders medical checks after second child's death

HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection ordered medical checks on every child in its custody Tuesday after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency's care this month.