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6/12/2014 10:19 PM
Iraqi Kurds take key oil city of Kirkuk
IRBIL, Iraq — Kurdish forces exploited the mayhem convulsing Iraq on Thursday to seize complete control of the strategic northern oil city of Kirkuk as government troops fled in the face of advancing Sunni militants, who pressed their advance southward toward Baghdad, warned officials of occupied Mosul to renounce allegiance to the central government and threatened to destroy religious shrines

6/12/2014 1:36 PM
Obama: Iraq will need more U.S. assistance
WASHINGTON — President Obama said today Iraq will need more help from the United States as it seeks to push back a violent Islamic insurgency that has captured two key cities and is vowing to press toward Baghdad.

6/12/2014 9:21 AM
Group vows to march on Baghdad
BAGHDAD  — The al-Qaeda-inspired group that captured two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed today to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government’s ability to slow the assault following the insurgents’ lightning gains.

6/12/2014 11:31 AM
Police, World Cup protesters clash in Brazil
SAO PAULO — Protesters and Brazilian police clashed in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on today, just hours before the first World Cup match.

6/12/2014 10:11 AM
Car bomb kills at least 7 in central Syria
BEIRUT — A car bomb exploded in a pro-government neighborhood in the central Syrian city of Homs today, killing at least seven people, state media and activists said.

6/12/2014 8:59 AM
Iran scaling down plutonium plans
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran says it’s scaling down plutonium production plans at the country’s only, partially built heavy-water reactor, an announcement seen as a gesture toward next week’s negotiations with world powers over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program.

6/12/2014 6:51 AM
Kim Jong Un complains about weather service
SEOUL, South Korea — Many people may grumble about inaccurate weather forecasts, but North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is doing something about it.

6/12/2014 6:48 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:

6/11/2014 9:56 PM
Brazil averts subway strike on eve of World Cup
SAO PAULO — A subway strike in Sao Paulo that threatened to disrupt the opening of the World Cup was averted tonight even as airport workers in Rio de Janeiro declared a 24-hour work stoppage in the main destination for soccer fans traveling to Brazil.

6/11/2014 9:52 PM
CIA drone kills 4 in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Ending a five-month hiatus, the CIA resumed its drone campaign in Pakistan today with a missile strike that killed at least four people at a compound in the tribal district of North Waziristan, Pakistani officials said.