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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Zogg Fire burning through Northern California has killed four people, and the Glass Fire is forcing new evacuations in wine counties, according to the updates by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) on Wednesday.

The Zogg Fire burning through nearly 52,000 acres of Shasta County with 7 percent containment has killed a fourth person, Cal Fire said Wednesday morning. (US-California-Wildfires)

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KHARTOUM -- The Islamic governmental authority in Sudan on Wednesday announced its opposition to Sudan's normalization with Israel in all fields.

This Fatwa, a legal opinion based on the Islamic law, was announced by Islamic Fiqh Complex on its Facebook page as Washington has been exercising pressures on Khartoum to join the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in achieving normalization with Israel. (Sudan-Israel-Islamic Authority)

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BRUSSELS -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday published its first annual report on the pan-Europe body's overall situation of rule of law.

The 2020 Rule of Law Report shows that many EU member states have high rule-of-law standards, but important challenges exist in the EU, according to a European Commission press release. (EU-Rule of law report)

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BAGHDAD -- A senior Iraqi police officer and two of his aides were killed on Wednesday in a roadside bomb explosion in Salahudin province north of the capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said.

The roadside bomb exploded near a military vehicle in al-Tharthar desert area in the west of the town of Baiji, some 200 km north of Baghdad, during a search campaign, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement. (Iraq-IS-Attack) Enditem

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