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5/15/2014 6:47 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:

5/14/2014 9:26 PM
2 dead, 22 wounded in Thailand
BANGKOK — Thai authorities say explosions and an overnight shooting attack on anti-government demonstrators have killed at least two people.

5/14/2014 9:23 PM
Japan economy grows 5.9%
TOKYO — Preliminary data show Japan’s economy grew at a 5.9 percent annualized rate in the January-March quarter as companies and consumers stepped up buying ahead of an increase in the sales tax.

5/14/2014 7:55 PM
Protests in Vietnam turn violent
Protesters looted and burned factories at industrial parks near Ho Chi Minh City today in what is being called the worst outbreak of public disorder in Vietnam in years. On Tuesday, up to 20,000 people had been involved in relatively peaceful protests in Binh Duong province, according to the Associated Press, but smaller groups of men later ran into

5/14/2014 7:39 PM
Lebanese army cracks down on border
ARSAL, Lebanon — Syrian rebels from al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have kidnapped at least six Syrian refugees from unofficial refugee camps along the remote Syria-Lebanon border in the last two weeks, sparking a tough crackdown by the Lebanese army, which last week sealed off this city and arrested several local rebel supporters.

5/14/2014 7:07 PM
Extremists attack town of abducted schoolgirls
BAUCHI, Nigeria — Islamic militants again attacked the remote Nigerian town from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped, Nigeria’s military said today, resulting in a firefight that killed 12 soldiers and led angry troops to fire on a commanding officer.

5/14/2014 12:00 AM
Italian businesses get city tour
For representatives of 38 Italian companies in town for a three-day economic forum to explore business opportunities in the Toledo area, Tuesday began with greetings from local officials and organizers of the event and continued with tours of two prime local assets.

5/14/2014 9:08 AM
238 dead in Turkey coal mine disaster
SOMA, Turkey  — Women wailed uncontrollably, men knelt sobbing and others just stared in disbelief outside a coal mine in western Turkey as rescue workers removed a steady stream of bodies today from an underground explosion and fire that killed at least 238 workers. The fate of an estimated 120 miners remained unclear in one of Turkey’s worst mining disasters.

5/14/2014 7:30 AM
Pistorius to be sent for psychiatric tests
PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was ordered by a judge today to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the double-amputee athlete’s murder trial will be interrupted, possibly for two months.

5/14/2014 6:47 AM
U.N..: Wars internally displace 33.3M in 2013
GENEVA  — A record 33.3 million people worldwide were displaced by conflict and violence inside their own nations in 2013, U.N. and Norwegian officials said today.