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11/13/2014 9:59 PM
Militants kill 5 at roadblocks in Sinai region
CAIRO — Militants who set up checkpoints and scoured civilian cars for off-duty security personnel killed five soldiers and police officers in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula today, according to security officials.

11/13/2014 7:13 PM
Air bag deaths prompt probe
TOKYO -- Japan's Takata Corp. is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation over defective car air bags that have been linked to five deaths, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

11/13/2014 5:35 PM
100 police patrol in town with tiger on prowl
PARIS — Scores of police patrolled a small town west of the French capital today after a tiger eluded a massive search and remained on the prowl in the region near Disneyland Paris.

11/13/2014 3:20 PM
Syria airstrike kills 9
BEIRUT — At least nine people were killed, including three children, in a Syrian government airstrike that targeted a rebel-held town near the capital Damascus today.

11/13/2014 3:08 PM
Islamic State leader issues new speech
IRBIL, Iraq — The Islamic State released a 16-minute voice recording today of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, welcoming new followers in what amounted to a refutation of persistent news reports that he’d been killed or severely wounded in an airstrike a week ago.

11/13/2014 1:42 PM
Vatican envoy hints at 2015 papal visit
UNITED NATIONS — The Vatican’s envoy to the United Nations strongly hinted that Pope Francis would visit New York next year to address world leaders at the General Assembly, saying today that the coming 70th anniversary of the world body would be “the ideal time.”

11/13/2014 1:18 PM
Liberia to end Ebola state of emergency
MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia’s president said today she is lifting a state of emergency imposed to control an Ebola outbreak that has ravaged the country, as Mali reported a fourth person now believed to have died of Ebola in its capital.

11/13/2014 7:00 AM
Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow
BERLIN  — Europe’s comet lander Philae has come to rest in the shadow of a cliff, posing a potential problem for its solar panels, scientists said today as they published the first image ever taken from the surface of a comet.

11/13/2014 7:03 AM
Obama meets with Myanmar leader
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Seeking to shore up reforms in long-isolated Myanmar, President Obama pressed the country’s leader to hold inclusive elections next year and respect the rights of its persecuted Muslim minority. But despite setbacks on those fronts, Obama insisted that he remains optimistic about Myanmar’s move toward democracy.

11/13/2014 10:59 AM
Tiger loose near Disneyland Paris
PARIS  — French authorities say a young tiger is on the loose near Disneyland Paris, one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, and have urged residents in three nearby towns to stay indoors.




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