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12/22/2013 6:52 AM
Bombing near Syrian town's school kills 6
DAMASCUS, Syria — A suicide bomber detonated his bomb-rigged truck near a primary school in a Syrian Shiite town, killing at least six people on Sunday as government military aircraft dropped barrels laden with explosives over residential areas in the north, activists said.

12/22/2013 6:39 AM
Israeli ministers demand end to U.S. spying
JERUSALEM — Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country’s top former leaders.

12/22/2013 6:35 AM
Owners, others charged in Bangladesh factory fire
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police in Bangladesh on Sunday charged the owners of a garment factory and 11 of their employees with culpable homicide for alleged negligence in a fire at the facility last year that killed 112 people.

12/21/2013 6:19 PM
Memorials mark Lockerbie attack
ARLINGTON, Va. — Families of some of the 270 people who died in an airliner bombing 25 years ago gathered for memorial services today in the United States and Britain, honoring victims of a terror attack that killed dozens of American college students and created instant havoc in the Scottish town where wreckage of the plane rained down.

12/21/2013 6:16 PM
Castro issues stern warning
HAVANA — President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba’s economic reform, telling parliament on Saturday that “those pressuring us to move faster are moving us toward failure.”

12/21/2013 6:14 PM
3 U.S. military aircraft hit in S. Sudan
NAIROBI — Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that today became a battle ground between the country’s military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before.

12/21/2013 7:42 AM
U.S. military aircraft hit in S. Sudan
KAMPALA, Uganda — Rebel fire hit two U.S. military aircraft responding to the outbreak in violence in South Sudan on Saturday, wounding three U.S. service members and heavily damaging at least one of the aircraft, officials said. South Sudan blamed the attack on renegade troops in control of the breakaway region.

12/21/2013 6:28 AM
15 killed in attacks across Iraq
BAGHDAD — A string of attacks across Iraq killed 15 people on Saturday, including a senior military commander, a colonel and five soldiers who all died during a raid on an al-Qaida hideout, officials said.

12/21/2013 6:26 AM
Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis warned Vatican administrators Saturday that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity, gossip and bureaucratic squabbling if they forget that theirs is a professional vocation of service to the church.

12/21/2013 6:23 AM
UN chief visits typhoon-hit Philippines
TACLOBAN, Philippines — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday visited central Philippine villages that were decimated by Typhoon Haiyan, and promised to try to raise at least $800 million in aid to help the region recover from last month’s devastating storm.