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4/12/2014 9:55 AM
Syria, rebels confirm poison gas use
BEIRUT — The Syrian government and rebel forces say poison gas has been used in a central village, injuring scores of people, while blaming each other for the attack.

4/12/2014 9:07 AM
Iran says no plans to substitute UN envoy pick
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has no plans to name a new diplomat to the United Nations, its Foreign Ministry said Saturday, after the United States blocked its pick in a rare rebuke that could stir fresh animosity at a time when the two countries have been seeking a thaw in relations.

4/12/2014 8:14 AM
With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt
PERTH, Australia — With no new underwater signals detected, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said today that the massive search for the missing Malaysian jet would likely continue “for a long time,” with electronic transmissions from the plane’s black boxes fading fast.

4/12/2014 6:16 AM
Jet stranded for 16 hours in China
BEIJING — A Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong was stranded for more than 16 hours in a Chinese city with all 256 passengers kept on board for the entire time late last month because of bad weather and limits on the crew’s work hours.

4/11/2014 2:17 PM
Dogs being shot with arrows in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Residents of an upscale neighborhood in Nicaragua’s capital say someone is shooting pet dogs with arrows, killing several inside their own yards.

4/11/2014 9:48 AM
Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add up
PRETORIA, South Africa — The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial today tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go completely against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described.

4/11/2014 12:20 PM
Pope assumes responsibility for abuse
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said today he took personal responsibility for the “evil” of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the young. It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged

4/11/2014 6:45 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:

4/11/2014 12:22 AM
Death toll hits 40 in Venezuela
CARACAS -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hosted opposition leaders on Thursday at the start of mediated talks intended to stem two months of political unrest that has killed dozens in the OPEC nation.

4/10/2014 9:09 PM
Earthquake shakes Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Panicked Nicaraguans ran into the streets as a 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Central American country today. Some houses were damaged but there were no immediate reports of injuries.