Lebanon mourns 42 killed in twin car bombings

TRIPOLI, LEBANON: Lebanon is to observe a day of national mourning Saturday for 42 people killed in powerful bombings outside two Sunni mosques in a city riven by strife over Syria’s war. The attack on Friday in the northern city of Tripoli — the deadliest in the country since its 1975-1990 civil war — drew strong condemnation from the international community. ...

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How Costa Concordia will be raised

It’s been 19 months since one of the largest cruise liners ever built ran aground and capsized off the coast of Italy, killing 32 passengers. What’s next for the wreck?

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Karzai heads to Pakistan to seek more Taliban releases

KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai will visit Pakistan Monday seeking the release of key Taliban prisoners as he tries to restart peace talks with the militants after they collapsed acrimoniously. Pakistan is seen as key to ending the 12-year conflict in Afghanistan before presidential elections in April and the withdrawal of most of the 87,000 NATO-led combat troops by the end ...

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U.N. to inspect N. Korean ship in Panama

A month after Panamanian authorities intercepted a North Korean ship with military equipment hidden on board, U.N. inspectors are now in Panama to take a look.

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F1 officials find tyre failure cause

Formula 1 officials find a piece of heavy metal in the kerb at Spa that may have caused tyre failures at the Belgian Grand Prix.

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Girls flee bombs, start over in U.S.

Blair Brettschneider didn’t experience war or genocide as a young girl in suburban Michigan. She has never received a death threat, and she has never seen a family member murdered. But the 49 teenagers she helps every week have.

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March on Washington: 5 Faces

Today they are lawmakers, professors, and grandparents. But 50 years ago, they were the young faces of the civil rights movement who headed to the nation’s capital — even if it meant hitchhiking — to be a part of history.

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Rain threatens fourth day at Oval

Heavy overnight rain in London threatens the fourth day of the final Ashes Test between England and Australia at The Oval.

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Holy Superman! Affleck as Batman!

Ben Affleck will play Batman in the sequel to the Superman movie “Man of Steel,” Warner Bros. said Thursday.

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