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5/11/2014 1:46 PM
Syria opens presidential campaign
DAMASCUS, Syria — On billboards and in posters taped to car windows, new portraits of President Bashar Assad filled the streets of Damascus today as Syria officially opened its presidential campaign despite a crippling civil war that has devastated the country and left large chunks of territory outside of government control.

5/11/2014 8:01 PM
Nigerian escapee afraid of school
BAUCHI, Nigeria — One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was “too terrifying for words,” and she is scared to go back to school.

5/11/2014 2:05 PM
Ukraine guardsmen open fire on crowd
KRASNOARMEISK, Ukraine — Ukrainian national guardsmen opened fire today on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern Ukraine and an official for the region’s insurgents said there were fatalities.

5/11/2014 12:51 PM
Sticker fever in Brazil as World Cup nears
SAO PAULO — The frenzy over the World Cup sticker album has taken over Brazil like never before.

5/11/2014 10:59 AM
36 students sentenced for protesting in Egypt
CAIRO — An Egyptian judge sentenced today 36 students from an Islamic university in Cairo to four years imprisonment for taking part in a protest against the overthrow of the former Islamist president that turned violent, court officials said.

5/11/2014 8:52 AM
London is capital of world's wealthiest
LONDON — A new study of the super-rich finds that London has become the capital of the world’s wealthiest, with more billionaires than any other city.

5/11/2014 8:22 AM
Pope to priests: forgive, don't shut out sinners
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has taken to task priests who are so harsh on sinners that faithful feel pushed away by the church.

5/11/2014 12:00 AM
Experts downplay Iran threat to ships
The United States hasn’t lost an aircraft carrier to hostile action since 1945, when the USS Bismarck Sea, a small escort carrier, was hit by a pair of Japanese kamikaze planes in the final seven months of World War II.

5/11/2014 6:33 AM
Militants kill 20 troops in Iraq
BAGHDAD — Militants in Iraq launched an audacious attack on a military barracks in a remote area in the country’s north and killed 20 troops overnight, including some who had been bound and shot at close range, authorities said today.

5/11/2014 12:38 AM
Wall collapse in China; 18 dead
BEIJING — Chinese state media are reporting a wall collapse triggered by heavy rains at a recycling plant has killed 18 people and injured three others in the eastern city of Qingdao.