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James le Mesurier, backer of Syria’s White Helmets, found dead in Istanbul

The British founder of a group that supported rescue efforts to save thousands of Syrian civilians was found dead in Istanbul on Monday.

Australia confronts ‘catastrophic’ fire conditions

After powerful blazes caused three deaths over the weekend, authorities said people and homes were now at risk from Sydney’s outer suburbs up the southeastern coast to Byron Bay, 500 miles away.

Two Hong Kong protesters shot, one in critical condition

A Hong Kong police officer shot two protesters, as the financial hub reeled from citywide efforts to disrupt the morning commute amid worsening political unrest.

Iran’s violations of nuclear deal increasing, UN watchdog says

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog reported Monday that its inspectors have discovered uranium particles of a man-made origin “at a location in Iran not declared to the agency.”

Vast wildfires rip across Australia, destroying 150 homes and killing 3

From Crowdy Bay National Park on the coast of New South Wales state to just north of the affluent beach town of Noosa in adjacent Queensland state — a distance of 460 miles — emergency agencies were struggling to bring some 70 backcountry fires under control.

Russia’s greatest Napoleonic reenactor found drunk in a river with the severed arms of his lover in his backpack

The 63-year-old Oleg Sokolov is an assistant professor of history and one of Russia’s most prominent scholarly reenactors of the Napoleonic wars.

Iran calls ex-FBI agent’s case a ‘missing person’ file

Iran on Sunday said an open Revolutionary Court case involving an ex-FBI agent who disappeared there in 2007 on an unauthorized CIA mission “was a missing person” filing, not a sign that the man was being prosecuted.

Romania presidential vote seen heading to Nov. 24 runoff

Exit polls from Sunday’s balloting showed a runoff will be needed Nov. 24 to decide Romania’s presidential contest.