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4/3/2014 4:29 PM
Lebanon registers 1M Syrian refugees
TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Yahya was trapped in his hometown for two years by Syria’s civil war, moving from house to house to avoid shells and bullets. His father was killed by a sniper. His family then fled to another town that came under a fierce government offensive.

4/3/2014 12:19 AM
Pair from Britain to visit N.C.
Two members of Great Britain’s Parliament have accepted an invitation from Toledo-based farm-labor organizer Baldemar Velasquez to see how migrant workers are treated in North Carolina tobacco fields — a visit by foreign dignitaries that is rare, if not unprecedented, on U.S. soil.

4/3/2014 12:52 PM
U.S. built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest
WASHINGTON  —The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

4/3/2014 11:41 AM
Turkey says it is lifting Twitter ban
ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey’s government lifted its ban on Twitter today — a day after the country’s highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored.

4/3/2014 11:11 AM
Magnitude-7.6 aftershock rattles Chile
IQUIQUE, Chile — Coastal residents of Chile’s far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued today following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths.

4/3/2014 10:28 AM
BMW recalls 232,000 cars in China
BERLIN — German automaker BMW says it is recalling 232,000 vehicles in China after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine, and says it is now checking whether the same defect can also be found in other countries.

4/3/2014 10:27 AM
Queen Elizabeth meets with Pope
VATICAN CITY — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has paid a private call on Pope Francis at the Vatican, making him the fifth pontiff she has met.

4/3/2014 7:29 AM
European parliament adopts 'net neutrality'
AMSTERDAM  — The European Parliament adopted a “net neutrality” bill today, barring Internet service providers from giving preference to some kinds of traffic on their networks — such as streaming video — when it profits them.

4/3/2014 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:

4/2/2014 9:50 PM
NASA cuts off most ties with Russia
WASHINGTON — In a sign that the standoff over Ukraine continues to escalate, NASA today moved to suspend nearly every tie it has with its Russian counterpart Roscosmos — with the key exception of communications dealing with the International Space Station.