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Thousands shelter as 'screaming, howling' Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

SYDNEY Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia's northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state's far north. | Video

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Poll shows Macron win in French election in shadow of 'Penelopegate'

PARIS Centrist Emmanuel Macron would trounce far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France's presidential election if, as seems increasingly likely, the two face off in the second and final round of the contest on May 7, a poll showed on Tuesday.

France 5:36am EDT

Around 40,000 Syrians displaced by fighting near Hama: U.N.

GENEVA About 40,000 people, mainly women and children, have been displaced by fighting northwest of Hama city in Syria, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

United Nations 4:35am EDT

South African anti-apartheid icon Kathrada dies at 87

CAPE TOWN Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela and went on to be an open critic of President Jacob Zuma, died on Tuesday aged 87.

Africa 3:41am EDT

Hong Kong leader-elect says she's determined to tackle high cost of housing

HONG KONG Hong Kong-leader elect Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she was "very determined" to tackle the high cost of housing in the densely populated city, among the top concerns of foreign business people working there.

4:50am EDT

After Brexit, immigration will rise and fall: Britain's Davis says

LONDON After Britain leaves the European Union, immigration should rise and fall depending on the needs of the economy, Brexit Secretary David Davis said, the BBC reported.

5:42am EDT

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