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6/14/2014 6:23 AM
Blast in Syrian town near Iraq kills 8
BEIRUT — A strong explosion struck a weapons market in an eastern Syrian town near the border with Iraq today, killing at least eight people and wounding many others, state media and activists said.

6/14/2014 6:18 AM
49 killed in Ukraine as rebels down plane
KIEV, Ukraine — Pro-Russian separatists shot down a military transport plane today in the country’s restive east, killing all 49 service personnel on board, Ukrainian officials said.

6/13/2014 6:16 PM
Angelina Jolie honored by Queen Elizabeth II
LONDON — Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame — the female version of a knight — by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

6/13/2014 12:34 PM
Obama weighing options on Iraq
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said today he is weighing a range of options for countering the violent Islamic insurgency in Iraq, but he warned government leaders in Baghdad the U.S. will not take military action unless they move to address deep-seeded political troubles.

6/13/2014 9:09 AM
Greek authorities seize 1.1 tons of heroin
ATHENS, Greece  — Greek authorities say they have seized a record 1.1 metric tons of heroin, worth more than 30 million euros ($40 million), near Athens and arrested 11 suspected traffickers.

6/13/2014 6:57 AM
Sunni militants on the march in Iraq
BAGHDAD — Militants who seized large swaths of Iraq’s Sunni heartland with lightning advances this week have pushed into an ethnically mixed province and captured two towns northeast of Baghdad, officials said today as neighboring Shiite powerhouse Iran signaled its willingness to confront the growing threat.

6/13/2014 6:52 AM
Venice mayor resigns amid scandal
MILAN — Venice’s mayor has resigned amid a corruption scandal a day after being released from house arrest under a plea deal.

6/13/2014 6:51 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:

6/12/2014 10:19 PM
Iraqi Kurds take key oil city of Kirkuk
IRBIL, Iraq — Kurdish forces exploited the mayhem convulsing Iraq on Thursday to seize complete control of the strategic northern oil city of Kirkuk as government troops fled in the face of advancing Sunni militants, who pressed their advance southward toward Baghdad, warned officials of occupied Mosul to renounce allegiance to the central government and threatened to destroy religious shrines

6/12/2014 1:36 PM
Obama: Iraq will need more U.S. assistance
WASHINGTON — President Obama said today Iraq will need more help from the United States as it seeks to push back a violent Islamic insurgency that has captured two key cities and is vowing to press toward Baghdad.