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No let-up in Syria fighting

AMMAN/BEIRUT — Syrian rebels kept up pressure on President Bashar al-Assad following the assassination of three top lieutenants, fighting loyalist troops within sight of the presidential palace and near government headquarters, residents said today. An official source said the president, who has made no statement or public appearance since Wednesday’s stunning bomb attack on a […]

Suicide bomber kills Israeli tourists

Bulgaria — A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the country’s interior minister said today, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. Iran denied it was behind yesterday’s attack at Burgas airport, a popular gateway for tourists visiting the Black Sea […]

Spain made to pay

MADRID– Debt-laden Spain has raised ‚2.98 billion on the financial markets, but was forced to pay higher interest rates. The average yield on bonds repayable in five years rose to 6.46 per cent, against 6.07 per cent at an auction last month. The average yield on seven-year bonds was 6.7 per cent, up from 4.83 […]

Scores missing at sea

STONE TOWN, Zanzibar — Rescue workers fought rough seas today to search for more than 100 people missing after an overcrowded ferry sank near the Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar, but hopes of finding survivors were slim. At least 38 people, including an American citizen, were confirmed dead and 145 were rescued after the MV […]

Grain prices surge as US drought worsens

WASHINGTON — Oppressive heat and a worsening drought in the Midwest pushed grain prices near or past records yesterday as crops wilted, cities baked and concerns grew about food and fuel price inflation in the world’s top food exporter. Soybean prices at the Chicago Board of Trade set a record high and corn closed near […]

Japan restarts nuclear reactor

TOKYO — Japan restarted its second nuclear reactor after the Fukushima crisis closed the nation’s atomic power plants, even as fresh concerns surfaced about the unit’s positioning near a faultline.

Mandela celebrates 94th birthday

CAPETOWN –Some 12 million schoolchildren across South Africa have sung a specially composed song as part of official celebrations for Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday today.

Blow to Assad

BEIRUT/AMMAN — Syria’s defence minister and President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law were killed in a Damascus suicide bomb attack carried out by a bodyguard today…

Taliban attack NATO convoy

MAZAR-E-SHARIF — A bomb planted by the Taliban destroyed 22 NATO trucks carrying supplies to their forces in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban and police said today.

Nabbed after 18-year run

LOS ANGELES — A California man who spent 18 years on the run from charges that he molested a four-year-old girl, has been arrested in Guatemala and returned to the United States for prosecution, authorities said yesterday.

Two dead in Toronto street party shooting

TORONTO — Two people were killed and about 20 injured, including an infant, in a late-night shooting at a Toronto street party, raising fears of a rise in gun crime in Canada’s largest city.
Police said it was too early to say what prompted the sho

Gunman wounds 16 in Alabama bar

TUSCALOOSA — A gunman opened fire in a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, early today, wounding at least 16 people, four of them critically, the Tuscaloosa News reported, citing police sources.
The gunman remained at large, and police asked the public for

Egypt political standoff continues

CAIRO — Brawls broke out in an Egyptian courtroom as judges tried to debate rulings today that could either bolster the country’s new Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, or undermine him in his power struggle with the military.
Mursi’s allies in the

US drought could hurt corn, soybean prices

CHICAGO — Corn and soybeans in the US Midwest baked in an unrelenting heat wave yesterday with fears rising of big crop losses that will boost food and fuel prices and cut exports and aid from the world’s top shipper of the key crops.
The condition


survivors deny us version of deadly attack on fishing vessel
DUBAI — Indian fishermen who survived a hail of gunfire from a US navy boat off the coast of the United Arab Emirates disputed US claims that their boat drew fire after ignoring warning

No casualties from high-rise fire

ISTANBUL — A large fire broke out in a 42-storey tower block in central Istanbul today, sending thick smoke billowing into the air before firefighters extinguished the blaze, and there were no reports of casualties, officials said.
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Anger in India after deadly floods

MUMBAI — India’s annual monsoon has claimed 109 lives since rains started in June and left at least 400,000 people homeless in the northeastern state of Assam, in a tragedy experts say was made worse by corruption and poor management of the Brahmapu