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Updated 5 hours ago
Replica French ship sets sail for Boston
FOURAS, France — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston.

Updated 6 hours ago
Islamic State claims Afghan bombing
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank today in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country’s president blamed on the Islamic State group.

Published 11 hours ago
Nepal marks anniversary of Everest avalanche
KATHMANDU, Nepal  — Nepal on today marked the anniversary of Mount Everest’s deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation.

Published 13 hours ago
Australia arrests 5 for alleged terror plot
SYDNEY — Five Australian teenagers were arrested today on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

Updated 14 hours ago
U.S. Treasury secretary urges Greece deal
WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would “create immediate hardship for Greece” and damage the world economy.

Published 15 hours ago
Anti-immigrant violence in S. Africa spreads
JOHANNESBURG — Mobs in South Africa attacked shops owned by immigrants in a poor area of Johannesburg early today following similar violence in another part of the country that killed six people, according to media reports.

Published 20 hours ago
Gunfights hit Mexican border city
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said.

Published 23 hours ago
Saddam loyalist killed
BEIRUT — Izzat Ibrahim, a fugitive confidant of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein who helped spearhead a deadly insurgency against U.S. troops and later formed an alliance with Islamic State militants, was shot dead today by security forces, Iraqi officials said.

4/17/2015 11:54 AM
Wave of bombings kills 29 in Baghdad
BAGHDAD — A series of bombings ripped through Baghdad today, mainly targeting public places and killing at least 29 people, Iraqi officials said.

4/17/2015 7:59 AM
Space station gets 1st espresso maker
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station today, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.

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