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4/29/2014 8:14 PM
Yemen launches ground offensive
SANAA, Yemen — The Yemeni government launched an ambitious ground offensive today targeting strongholds of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants in the southern provinces of Abyan and Shabwa as President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi sought to draw public attention to the rising number of foreign fighters who’ve traveled to Yemen to fight for the group.

4/29/2014 8:10 PM
More than 50 killed in Syria
BEIRUT — More than 50 people were killed and scores injured in Syria today during a series of mortar and car bomb attacks targeting pro-government districts in Damascus and Homs, according to official and activist accounts.

4/29/2014 5:57 PM
Nigerian pleads guilty to terror charges
NEW YORK — A Nigerian man has pleaded guilty in New York to charges he took part in a Yemen-based al-Qaeda faction’s efforts to spread propaganda intended to encourage terror attacks.

4/29/2014 1:38 PM
Woman falls off UK cathedral
LONDON — England is known for its beautiful old cathedrals — but they can be dangerous as well.

4/29/2014 1:25 PM
Karzai accuses U.S. of illegal detention centers
KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai accused British and U.S. forces today of continuing to operate “illegal” detention facilities in the country, another volley in the rancorous disagreement between the Afghan leader and his foreign backers over what to do with captured Taliban suspects.

4/29/2014 1:23 PM
Bombs kill at least 17 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD — Back-to-back bombs ripped through an outdoor market northeast of Baghdad today, killing at least 17 people, officials said, on the eve of the first nationwide elections since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces.

4/29/2014 11:59 AM
Turkey: Ready to 'confront' Armenian killings
ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today his nation was ready to “confront” the nation’s history of killing ethnic Armenians nearly a century ago, but stopped short of admitting it was genocide.

4/29/2014 8:40 AM
E.U. names 15 new targets for sanctions
BRUSSELS — The European Union today released the names of 15 new people it is targeting for sanctions because of their roles in the Ukraine crisis.

4/29/2014 6:49 AM
10 Things to Know for Today: 4-29
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

4/28/2014 6:58 AM
Indian man confronts mining industry, wins prize
GARE VILLAGE, India  — The man walked into Ramesh Agrawal’s tiny Internet cafe, pulled out a pistol and hissed, “You talk too much.” Then he fired two bullets into Agrawal’s left leg and fled on a motorcycle.