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5/25/2014 6:25 AM
Italian journalist killed in E. Ukraine
ROME — Italy’s foreign ministry says an Italian photojournalist has been killed in eastern Ukraine, where he was covering the conflict ahead of the presidential election.

5/25/2014 6:23 AM
Pope: Israel-Palestinian stalemate 'unacceptable'
BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Pope Francis landed today in the cradle of Christianity in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state, calling the stalemate in peace talks “unacceptable” and stopping briefly to pray at the Israeli separation barrier surrounding this biblical West Bank town.

5/24/2014 9:02 PM
Bungled explosion kills 3 in Nigeria
JOS, Nigeria — A bungled bomb killed three people, including a suicide bomber, in Nigeria’s Jos city late today, a police official said, four days after twin car bombs blamed on Islamic extremists killed at least 130 people in the central city.

5/24/2014 8:59 PM
Bombs in southern Thailand kill 2
BANGKOK — A series of coordinated bomb attacks in restive southern Thailand hit convenience stores, gas stations and other locations, killing two people and wounding dozens, police said.

5/24/2014 7:51 PM
Leadership vacancy in Lebanon
BEIRUT — Waving to television cameras and assembled dignitaries, President Michel Suleiman of Lebanon departed the presidential palace today, the last day of his six-year term, leaving behind a political vacuum caused by the failure of the country’s political powers to agree on a successor.

5/24/2014 7:45 PM
Somali security minister resigns
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali National Security Minister Abdikarim Hussein Gulled announced his resignation today after the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab killed 24 people in an attack at the national parliament.

5/24/2014 6:13 PM
Egypt sentences 20 Islamists
CAIRO — An Egyptian court convicted 20 students from an Islamist university in Cairo on charges of rioting during a protest last year in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, and sentenced most of them to five years in prison today, a judicial official said.

5/24/2014 6:11 AM
Pope Francis arrives in Holy Land
AMMAN, Jordan — Pope Francis called today for an “urgent” end to the Syrian civil war and lamented the refugee crisis it has spawned as he opened a three-day trip to the Middle East.

5/24/2014 1:44 PM
South America rejects U.S. sanctions on Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela — South American governments have rejected an effort by U.S. lawmakers to apply sanctions on Venezuela over human rights concerns.

5/24/2014 8:12 AM
Billionaire executed over $2.6B bank fraud
TEHRAN, Iran — A billionaire businessman at the heart of a $2.6 billion state bank scam in Iran, the largest fraud case since the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, was executed today, state television reported.