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5/8/2014 1:25 PM
Strong earthquake shakes Mexico City
MEXICO CITY — A strong earthquake on the Pacific coast of Mexico shook the capital today, sending frightened office workers streaming into the streets away from high-rise buildings.

5/8/2014 12:08 PM
Rebels blow up historic Aleppo hotel in Syria
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels bombed a once luxurious, historic hotel being used as a government army base in the northern city of Aleppo today, levelling the building and causing multiple casualties in a giant explosion carried off by digging tunnels under the complex, activists and militants said.

5/8/2014 8:35 AM
1100 B.C. tomb found in Egypt
CAIRO  — Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo, Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry said today.

5/8/2014 6:47 AM
N. Korea preparing for 4th nuclear test
SEOUL, South Korea  — North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea’s defense minister said today, but he added that it could be a bluff.

5/8/2014 6:44 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:

5/8/2014 6:43 AM
Pro-Russia insurgency to hold referendum
DONETSK, Ukraine — A pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine decided today to go ahead with a referendum on autonomy despite a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to delay the vote.

5/7/2014 9:34 PM
Prominent Chinese journalist detained
BEIJING — Prominent Chinese journalist Gao Yu has been “criminally detained” just weeks ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown for allegedly leaking state secrets to a foreign news site, the state news agency Xinhua reported today.

5/7/2014 7:38 PM
Rebels seek anti-aircraft missiles
WASHINGTON — The head of the Syrian opposition says that he will ask the Obama administration to provide anti-aircraft missiles and will try to convince U.S. officials that the weapons would not fall into the wrong hands.

5/7/2014 12:34 PM
U.S.: 'No evidence' Russia pulling back
WASHINGTON  — The White House says there is “no evidence” that Russia has withdrawn troops from its border with Ukraine.

5/7/2014 11:04 AM
Swiss museum recipient of art trove
BERLIN  — A museum in Switzerland said today that it has been named the “unrestricted and unfettered sole heir” of a German art collector whose hoard of 1,280 major artworks set off an uproar last year over the fate of art looted by the Nazis.