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Published 2 hours ago
Facebook photo sets off rampage
LAHORE, Pakistan — A woman and two of her young granddaughters were burned to death Sunday night in the eastern city of Gujranwala after a member of their Ahmadi minority sect was accused of posting a blasphemous picture to Facebook, the police said.

Published 4 hours ago
Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libya
CAIRO — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya’s capital raged out of control today after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

Updated 5 hours ago
U.S. sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

Updated 7 hours ago
Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A strike on a Gaza park killed 10 people today, nine of them children, as Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday.

Published 8 hours ago
Tyson selling Mexico, Brazil operations
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

Published 8 hours ago
UN condemns terrorist oil sales
UNITED NATIONS  — The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and is reminding all countries that buying this illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions.

Published 10 hours ago
Japan to step up Russia sanctions
TOKYO — Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said today.

Published 13 hours ago
Police turns back from Ukraine crash site
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine — An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running today as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area.

Published 13 hours ago
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Published 23 hours ago
Calif. governor to meet with Mexican president
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.