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Published 5 hours ago
Syrian rebels seize Jordan crossing
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels seized a border crossing with Jordan from government forces today, the leader of one of the rebel groups and a security source on the government's side said, the first time Damascus has lost it since the start of the conflict.

Published 6 hours ago
Mexican oil rig burns off coast
MEXICO CITY — A fire erupted today at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing four workers, injuring 16 and forcing the evacuation of 300, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.

Updated 9 hours ago
Iraq declares victory in Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq —Iraq declared a “magnificent victory” today over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds.

Published 9 hours ago
Netanyahu: World needs 'better deal' with Iran
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his warning about a possible nuclear deal with Iran today, saying the world must insist on a “better deal” that links concessions to a change in Tehran’s behavior.

Updated 10 hours ago
Ohioans disapprove of GOP letter to Iran
Even though Ohio voters don’t trust Iran to bargain honestly, they prefer talking to shooting, and they don’t approve of the Republican letter sent to Iranian leaders, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University and released today.

Published 11 hours ago
Burger King cologne sells out
TOKYO — The whiff of a Whopper made hundreds of customers hungry for a Burger King special today — “Flame Grilled” cologne.

Updated 12 hours ago
35 dead in Yemen in airstrikes
SANAA, Yemen — Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both north and south Yemen early today, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also hit a factory in a western port city and 35 workers died there, according to witnesses and officials.

Published 14 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:

3/31/2015 6:22 PM
Buhari wins in close Nigeria election
KANO, Nigeria — With anger swelling over corruption, inequality and a devastating Islamist insurgency in the nation’s north, Nigerians chose a former general who once ruled with an iron hand to be their next president, according to election results Tuesday.

3/31/2015 11:45 AM
Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid
KUWAIT CITY — International donors at a conference in Kuwait pledged $3.8 billion today to help Syrians affected by the civil war, as U.N. officials warned of a fresh wave of mass displacement after Islamic groups took over a major city in northwestern Syria.

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