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4/13/2014 12:02 PM
34 reported dead in Mexico bus crash
VERACRUZ, Mexico — A passenger bus collided with a broken-down truck and burst into flames, killing at least 34 people today in southern Mexico, the national government reported.

4/13/2014 11:36 AM
U.S. looking into Syria toxic gas reports
BEIRUT  — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said today that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far “unsubstantiated,” adding that the United States was trying to establish what really happened before it considers a response.

4/13/2014 8:22 AM
Iraq car bombs kill at least 16 people
BAGHDAD — Bombings targeting security forces in northern Iraq killed at least 16 people today, authorities said, as the country prepares for a crucial election later this month.

4/13/2014 10:04 AM
7 dead in Chile forest fire
SANTIAGO, Chile  — A fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least seven people and destroyed 500 homes, officials said today. Thousands have been evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.

4/13/2014 8:23 AM
Prize-winning puppy stolen in Britain
LONDON  — British police are appealing for help finding five stolen dogs, including a Chihuahua puppy that recently won a major prize at the prestigious Crufts competition.

4/13/2014 7:00 AM
Jet's black box batteries may have died
PERTH, Australia  — Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, meaning the batteries in the plane’s all-important black boxes may finally have died.

4/13/2014 6:56 AM
Nearly 1,900 fraud complaints in Afghan election
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan official says nearly 1,900 complaints of fraud in this month’s presidential election are being investigated but the number is lower than that of the last election.

4/12/2014 10:30 PM
Train derails in China
BEIJING — A total of 15 people have been hospitalized after a train derailed in northeast China.

4/12/2014 10:04 PM
Ukrainian government buildings targeted
MOSCOW — Violence flared in eastern Ukraine today as pro-Russian gunmen occupied a police headquarters in a small city and attacked government buildings in several towns nearby.

4/12/2014 10:01 PM
Mag-7.6 quake strikes Solomon Islands
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to determine if there was any serious damage or injuries.