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Published 1 hour ago
6.8 earthquake shakes Japan
TOKYO — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan’s northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Published 3 hours ago
Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
BAGHDAD — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, escalating a dispute the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Published 5 hours ago
19 Ukraine servicemen killed in rocket attack
KIEV, Ukraine  — Pro-Russia rebels fired missiles today at government troops near the Russian border, killing at least 19 servicemen, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said, adding that four troops were killed in other clashes.

Updated 8 hours ago
4 suspended for rigging ski results
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended today for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Published 8 hours ago
Man loses fingertips on Disney ride
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida.

Published 9 hours ago
Thai poachers kill elephant in sanctuary
BANGKOK  — A conservation center in Thailand says poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in royal processions and was even featured in Oliver Stone’s 2004 movie “Alexander.”

Published 10 hours ago
Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill 13
KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bombing targeting police officers and an attack on a convoy of de-miners killed at least 13 people in Afghanistan, authorities said today, separate attacks blamed on the Taliban ahead of foreign troops withdrawing from the country.

Published 10 hours ago
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Published 19 hours ago
Van falls into pond, killing 8 children in China
BEIJING — Eight kindergarteners and three adults died in central China after the minivan they were in crashed into a pond, state media reported Friday.

Published 20 hours ago
More than 85 dead in Gaza conflict
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip — The Al Haj family never heard it coming: An Israeli missile smashed into their home in the middle of the night, destroying the structure and killing eight relatives in a matter of seconds. A survivor said all the dead were civilians.