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5/25/2014 7:08 AM
Ukraine holds presidential vote
KIEV, Ukraine — Long lines snaked around polling stations in Kiev today for Ukraine’s crucial presidential election — a stark contrast to the country’s troubled east, where heavily armed pro-Russia rebels intimidated voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking off voting centers.

5/25/2014 1:42 AM
Wildfire in northern Arizona grows
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A wildfire burning in rugged terrain in a northern Arizona canyon grew significantly because of fires intentionally set by crews to rob the blaze of its natural forest fuels, officials said Saturday.

5/25/2014 1:39 AM
Hurricane Amanda strengthens
MEXICO CITY -- Hurricane Amanda rapidly gained strength far off the west coast of Mexico on Saturday evening and churned farther out to sea.

5/25/2014 1:38 AM
Heavy flooding in China kills 12
BEIJING — The Chinese state news agency is reporting 12 people have died in widespread flooding in southern China.

5/25/2014 6:26 AM
Militant killed by own bomb in Egypt
EL-ARISH, Egypt — A suspected member of an al-Qaida-inspired group was killed by his own roadside bomb in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security officials said.

5/25/2014 6:25 AM
Italian journalist killed in E. Ukraine
ROME — Italy’s foreign ministry says an Italian photojournalist has been killed in eastern Ukraine, where he was covering the conflict ahead of the presidential election.

5/25/2014 6:23 AM
Pope: Israel-Palestinian stalemate 'unacceptable'
BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Pope Francis landed today in the cradle of Christianity in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state, calling the stalemate in peace talks “unacceptable” and stopping briefly to pray at the Israeli separation barrier surrounding this biblical West Bank town.

5/24/2014 9:02 PM
Bungled explosion kills 3 in Nigeria
JOS, Nigeria — A bungled bomb killed three people, including a suicide bomber, in Nigeria’s Jos city late today, a police official said, four days after twin car bombs blamed on Islamic extremists killed at least 130 people in the central city.

5/24/2014 8:59 PM
Bombs in southern Thailand kill 2
BANGKOK — A series of coordinated bomb attacks in restive southern Thailand hit convenience stores, gas stations and other locations, killing two people and wounding dozens, police said.

5/24/2014 7:51 PM
Leadership vacancy in Lebanon
BEIRUT — Waving to television cameras and assembled dignitaries, President Michel Suleiman of Lebanon departed the presidential palace today, the last day of his six-year term, leaving behind a political vacuum caused by the failure of the country’s political powers to agree on a successor.