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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.

11/1/2014 6:40 AM
Suicide bomber kills 9 Afghan police, soldiers
KABUL — An Afghan official says at least nine members of the country’s security forces have been killed in a suicide attack in eastern Logar province.

10/31/2014 9:02 PM
Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed in Mexico
MEXICO CITY — Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said today.

10/31/2014 7:16 PM
Canada restricts visas
TORONTO — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

10/31/2014 5:05 PM
Peshmerga fighters enter Syria
SURUC, Turkey — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani today where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.

10/31/2014 5:02 PM
Germany ready to train Iraq's Sunnis
TEMPLIN, Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel said o today that Germany was ready to help train Sunni Muslim soldiers in Iraq to fight Islamic State insurgents in addition to aid it is already giving to Iraqi Kurdish fighters.

10/31/2014 12:24 PM
N. Korea invites human rights visit
UNITED NATIONS — A European Union official today confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU’s special representative for human rights to visit the country.

10/31/2014 9:25 AM
Fire causes evacuation of French state radio
PARIS  — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows

10/31/2014 8:55 AM
Bombings kill 15 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD — A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad today, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil town north of the capital from Islamic State militants.

10/31/2014 7:07 AM
$33M in cash found at Chinese official's home
BEIJING — Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of bribe-taking, in the country’s largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said today.




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