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7/16/2014 6:16 AM
Assad sworn in for 3rd term
DAMASCUS — Syrian President Bashar Assad has been sworn in, marking the beginning of his third seven-year term in office.

7/16/2014 6:14 AM
Iraqi army retreats from Tikrit
BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have withdrawn from the militant-held city of Tikrit after their new offensive met heavy resistance, in a blow to the government effort to push back Sunni insurgents controlling large parts of the country.

7/16/2014 6:12 AM
Typhoon kills 12 in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines — A typhoon left at least 12 people dead, knocked out power in many areas, damaged a parked plane but spared the Philippine capital today when its fierce wind shifted, officials said.

7/15/2014 3:12 PM
Group opposes Mexican sugar deal
NEW YORK - U.S. food manufacturers and sugar users have urged top U.S. government officials to reject pressure to negotiate a trade deal with Mexico to end a months-long dispute over allegations of cheap sweetener imports from across the border.

7/15/2014 12:36 PM
Reynolds to buy Lorillard for $25B
Reynolds American Inc will buy Lorillard Inc for $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers in a deal that includes the sale of the top-selling U.S. e-cigarette to Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group .

7/15/2014 12:26 PM
Senate panel doubles Israel funds
WASHINGTON — Congress is showing tangible support for longtime ally Israel as Gaza militants fire rockets, backing a measure that would double the amount of money for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

7/15/2014 10:37 AM
19 dead in Moscow subway derailment
MOSCOW — Russian emergency officials say a rush-hour subway train has derailed in Moscow, killing 19 people and sending at least 150 others to the hospital, many with serious injuries.

7/15/2014 9:42 AM
89 killed in blast in Afghanistan
KABUL — A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan today, killing 89 people and wounding more than 40 in one of the deadliest attacks since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

7/15/2014 9:26 AM
Ukraine airstrike kills 9, rescue workers say
SNIZHNE, Ukraine — An airstrike demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine today, killing at least nine civilians, rescue workers said. The attack adds to the steadily growing number of civilians killed over four months in a dogged pro-Russian insurgency.

7/15/2014 8:23 AM
Israel resumes Gaza strikes
GAZA — Israeli air strikes resumed in the Gaza Strip today, Reuters witnesses said, six hours after Israel unilaterally entered an Egyptian-proposed truce that was never accepted by Palestinian militants who kept up cross-border rocket fire.