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U.S. plans third patrol near disputed S. China Sea islands

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct another passage near disputed islands in the South China Sea in early April, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday, the third in a series of challenges that have drawn sharps rebukes from China.

India overpass collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped

KOLKATA, India — An overpass under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on Thursday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100 people feared trapped.

Architect Zaha Hadid dies suddenly

LONDON — Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose fluid, futuristic designs were used in buildings across the world to widespread acclaim, has died of a heart attack at the age of 65, her company said on Thursday.

Security forces arrest alleged hijacker

CAIRO — A nearly six-hour hijacking standoff in Cyprus ended Tuesday after the surrender of a man who commandeered an Egyptian airliner, claiming to have an explosive vest, officials said.

Pakistan to launch crackdown after Easter bombing

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistan will launch a paramilitary crackdown on Islamist militants in Punjab, the country’s richest and most populous province, after an Easter Day bombing killed 70 people in the provincial capital Lahore, officials said on Monday.

Brussels bombings victim death toll rises to 35

BRUSSELS — The number killed in last Tuesday’s bombings at Brussels Airport and a rush-hour metro has risen to 35, not including the three suicide bombers, officials said on Monday.

Three Brussels suspects charged

BRUSSELS — Three suspects detained earlier this week have been officially charged with terrorist activities, prosecutors in Belgium said Saturday, as investigators in this tense capital continue to track down leads from the deadly bombings targeting the airport and metro.

Islamic State dealt hefty body blow with death of top aide

BAGHDAD — Islamic State will struggle to recover from the death of a top aide, reported this week in a U.S. air strike, whose overview of the group's finances, politics and administration was unmatched, Iraqi and U.S. sources said.

Obama honors ‘Dirty War’ victims: President faults U.S. on human rights

BARILOCHE, Argentina — President Barack Obama said the United States was too slow to condemn human rights atrocities during Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship as he honored victims of the “Dirty War” on Thursday, but he stopped short of apologizing for Washington’s early support for the military junta.

Anti-terrorism crackdown may have spurred attackers

BRUSSELS — The four men — two of them brothers — who turned ordinary morning commutes in Brussels into blood-soaked nightmares may have been spurred into action by fears that authorities were closing in on them, according to a note left by one of the attackers that was described by a prosecutor Wednesday.

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dies at 46

Rob Ford, who catapulted into the international spotlight after admitting he smoked crack cocaine while mayor of Toronto, has died. He was 46.

ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels attacks

BRUSSELS — Three deadly terrorist blasts rocked the Belgian capital Tuesday, leaving more than 30 dead at the Brussels airport and a metro station and striking fear in the heart of the European Union just days after a manhunt captured a key suspect in last year’s Paris massacres.

Kazakh president urges unity

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said parliamentary elections in which his ruling Nur Otan party retained its overwhelming majority showed his country is united in the face of economic difficulties. International observers said voters lacked real choice.

Russia’s longstanding trust in Putin has been shaken, poll finds

Approval ratings have long shown Russian President Vladimir Putin to be a very popular leader among Russians. But a new poll suggests that maybe he’s not seen as quite so trustworthy as he was just a year ago. According to the poll, published Monday by the independent group Levada, Putin is currently seen as trustworthy by 73 percent of the country, a drop from 83 percent the year before.

Stranded Syrians have no time to wait for E.U. refugee deal

On the day the Aegean migrant passage to Greece was formally shut, refugees in a neighborhood of a Turkish port city were steadfast in their willingness to defy the wheeling and dealing of politicians in Brussels and Ankara and risk all for a new life.

Inequality curbs enthusiasm for Obama visit

HAVANA — Fluttering U.S. flags, fixed-up roads and fresh paint on colonial buildings convey the optimism in Havana ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s historic visit this weekend, but rising inequality sours the mood for some of the city’s poor.