Australian observatory survives wildfire

Australian observatory survives wildfire
SYDNEY — Telescopes at a global astronomy research hub appear to have survived a devastating Australian bushfire that destroyed nearby homes and damaged several buildings on the site, officials said on Monday. The fire, which raged through the night …
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Facts: Islamist groups present in northern Mali
BAMAKO — Since June, northern Mali has fallen under the control of several hardline Islamist groups linked to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, raising fears in the West and region that the country could become a safe haven for terrorists. Secular …
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Gay marriage flap: Gallaudet reinstates official
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's leading university for the deaf and hard of hearing has reinstated its chief diversity officer, who was suspended for three months after signing a petition circulated by opponents of gay marriage in Maryland. Gallaudet …
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