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11/2/2014 6:24 AM
Bangladesh power back on after nationwide blackout
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Power was back on across Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said.

11/1/2014 6:32 PM
Rebels vote for leader in Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian separatists will vote to set up a breakaway regional leadership in eastern Ukraine on Sunday aiming to take their war-torn region closer to Russia and defying Kiev and the West as the big guns still boom across the territory.

11/1/2014 5:39 PM
Demonstrators want impeachment of Brazil president
SAO PAULO — Police in Brazil’s biggest city say more than 2,000 people staged a peaceful demonstration demanding the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

11/1/2014 4:08 PM
8 convicted for same-sex wedding in Egypt
CAIRO — An Egyptian court today convicted eight men for “inciting debauchery” following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.

11/1/2014 1:11 PM
Branson vows to find out cause of spacecraft crash
MOJAVE, Calif. — Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson vowed today to find out what caused the crash of his prototype space tourism rocket, killing one crew member and injuring another, but sounded a cautious note about any move to quickly push the project forward.

11/1/2014 10:43 AM
Iraqi officials: ISIS extremists kill 50
BAGHDAD — Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq’s Anbar province, officials said today, the latest mass killing committed by the group.

11/1/2014 10:41 AM
British jets intercept Russian bombers
LONDON — Britain has scrambled RAF fighter jets for a second time this week after at least one Russian Bear bomber approached U.K. airspace.

11/1/2014 10:16 AM
Al-Qaeda group seizes Western-backed rebels
BEIRUT — Islamist militants affiliated to al-Qaeda seized the last remaining stronghold of Western-backed rebels in Syria's northwest province of Idlib today after days of fighting, rebels and a monitoring group said.

11/1/2014 9:05 AM
Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for battle
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared today to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that’s become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.

11/1/2014 6:42 AM
Blackout hits Bangladesh
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout today after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, but power was restored to many parts of the country within a few hours, an official said.




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