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Updated 15 hours ago
U.N. resolution targets Israeli occupation
UNITED NATIONS — Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote.

Updated 19 hours ago
Congo, U.N. troops launch operation
KINSHASA, Congo — U.N. peacekeepers and the Congolese army have launched an operation against rebels in the country’s east blamed for a series of attacks in recent months.

Updated 21 hours ago
Kurdish Iraqi forces launch operation
BAGHDAD — Kurdish Iraqi forces launched a major operation today to retake the militant-held town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, part of a push to secure the road that leads directly to the Syrian border.

Updated 21 hours ago
Cuba releases U.S. man and a spy
WASHINGTON — President Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba today, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

12/17/2014 12:07 PM
Man released from Cuba calls self 'trusting fool'
ARLINGTON, Va. — Alan Gross has called himself a “trusting fool” for going to Cuba in the first place. Family and friends described him with other words: gregarious and outgoing, with a talent for picking up and playing any musical instrument.

12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Parents mourn in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Peshawar is in deep mourning. There were 19 funerals in one neighborhood of Gulbahar, with the heart-wrenching wailing of women and silent weeping of men every 100 yards or so. Men scurried from funeral to funeral to help bury the children of Peshawar.

12/17/2014 8:42 AM
France says 13 jihadi networks dismantled
PARIS — France has thwarted five terror attacks and dismantled 13 networks linked to extremists in Syria but the number of young people leaving to join the fight has doubled in the past year, the country’s top security official said today.

12/17/2014 12:00 AM
Russians unloading currency
MOSCOW — Despite extraordinary efforts by the Russian central bank to defend the currency, the ruble’s value continued to slide on Tuesday, presenting President Vladimir Putin with an acute new set of political and economic challenges.

12/17/2014 7:09 AM
Pakistan massacre leaves scene of devastation
PESHAWAR, Pakistan  — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway today.

12/17/2014 7:02 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: