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12/28/2013 6:29 AM
Fire on express train in India kills at least 23
NEW DELHI — A fire engulfed two coaches of an express train in southern India early Saturday, killing at least 23 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said.

12/28/2013 6:27 AM
Protester killed in new Thai political violence
BANGKOK — Gunmen killed an anti-government activist and wounded two others in Thailand’s capital on Saturday, while protesters elsewhere blocked candidates from registering for upcoming elections, deepening a political crisis that threatens to derail democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.

12/27/2013 11:18 PM
Libya holds 4 Americans
WASHINGTON — Four U.S. military personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, were detained Friday and were being held by the country’s Interior Ministry, U.S. officials said.

12/27/2013 12:05 PM
Ship trapped in Antarctic ice awaits rescue
SYDNEY — A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue today, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel.

12/27/2013 10:10 AM
Crude oil inches closer to $100 a barrel
Oil prices inched closer to $100 a barrel today, supported by a fall in applications for unemployment benefits and expectations of a decline in U.S. crude stockpiles.

12/27/2013 10:07 AM
Two Russians start spacewalk
MOSCOW — Two Russian astronauts have begun a spacewalk to install cameras and perform other work on the International Space Station.

12/27/2013 8:31 AM
Suicide car bomb kills 3 in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan  — A suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of international troops in an eastern district of the Afghan capital Kabul today, killing three service members and wounding six Afghans, officials said.

12/27/2013 8:28 AM
GM to recall 1.5M cars in China
BEIJING — General Motors Co. and its main Chinese partner will recall almost 1.5 million cars to replace a bracket that secures a fuel pump, China’s product quality agency said today.

12/27/2013 7:02 AM
Car bomb kills politician in Lebanon
BEIRUT — A powerful car bomb tore through a business district in the center of the Lebanese capital today, killing a prominent pro-Western politician and at least five other people in an assassination certain to hike sectarian tensions already soaring because of the civil war in neighboring Syria.

12/27/2013 7:00 AM
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