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Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 10 people

Today at 3:48 a.m.

— Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a police checkpoint south of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people and wounded 18.

  • UK police seek to halt Brits joining Syria rebels

    British police are launching a nationwide bid to prevent young people from traveling to Syria to take part in the fighting there.

  • Militant group in Egypt says it killed officer

    An Islamic militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a senior police officer the day before.

  • The nation's weather

    Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Asian stocks drop on no trade deal in Obama visit

    Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced little on a trade agreement.

  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.

  • 3 people missing after freighter sinks off Greece

    Greek rescue teams are searching for three people reported missing after a cargo ship sank off the southern island of Crete.

  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel.

  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

    Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.

  • Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters

    Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Avakov said Thursday, but local police officials and protesters presented quite another picture of what happened.

  • Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

    Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events.

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