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WORLD
December 17, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
More than two dozen people were reportedly killed Monday in a string of bombings across Iraq that appeared to include sectarian and anti-government attacks. The deadliest of the bombings occurred in the village of Mouafaqiyah, northwest of Baghdad, where seven were slain and 11 were wounded, police officials told the Associated Press. The village is populated by the Shabak, an ethnic group with their own language and religious beliefs. Other reported explosions struck buses carrying religious pilgrims to Samarra, rocked downtown Baghdad, killed police at a checkpoint west of Tikrit, and devastated the northern town of Tuz Khormato bordering Kurdish territory, the same area where Kurdish guards and Iraqi police clashed last month.
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WORLD
May 20, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- Twin explosions rocked the capital of Dagestan on Monday, killing four people and injuring dozens in the Russian region most recently known for its association with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. A car bomb detonated in the center of Makhachkala, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. As police rushed to the scene, another, more powerful bomb detonated in their midst, said Rasul Temirbekov, head of the Dagestan Investigative Committee. He said the force of the explosion was possibly equal to more than 100 pounds of TNT. Thirty-five of the 40 or so injured people were hospitalized.
NEWS
May 11, 2013 | By Alex Rodriguez
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - After a bloody campaign season marred by waves of bombings and candidate assassinations, Pakistanis turned out in large numbers Saturday to elect a new parliament in what is slated to be the first democratic transition of civilian governments  in a country with a history of military coups and forced political ousters. The new national assembly that comes out of Saturday's elections has the responsibility of choosing a new prime minister and charting a course that would lead Pakistan out of economic stagnancy and militancy that has resulted in thousands of deaths in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson all taped new episodes Monday and all three took a few moments to offer commentary on the bombing of the Boston Marathon earlier that day. For O'Brien, the attack really hit home as Boston is the city where his parents and other relatives live. After asking the audience of "Conan" to be seated, he took a couple of moments to acknowledge the tragedy. "I have to mention what an upsetting and sad day it's been," he said. "Boston is my hometown -- it's where I grew up, and it's where my family lives.  So I just wanted to take a moment to say that -- like everyone here -- my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and everyone who has been affected by this senseless act. That said -- it is our job to do a show. We're going to try and entertain you the best we can. Which, given our track record, gives you people a 20% chance of having a good time tonight.
WORLD
March 7, 2010 | By Saad Fakhrildeen and Ned Parker
A car bomb ripped through a parking lot used by pilgrims in the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Saturday, killing three people in an attack that was almost certainly intended to ignite sectarian passions the day before Iraqis go to the polls. Two Iranians and an Iraqi were killed in the explosion about 300 yards from the Imam Ali shrine, one of the holiest sites in Shiite Islam. The attack near an Iranian tour bus also wounded 54 people, 19 of them Iranians, police said. The parliamentary elections Sunday find Iraqis choosing between secular and religious politicians, and hoping to close the door on a return to the sectarian war that crippled the country from 2005 to '07. In televised comments, the reclusive Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr, who is thought to be in Iran, urged his supporters to vote.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Boston was a rough-and-tumble city when I knew it in my teens and early 20s. It was, as Seth Mnookin suggests in “Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love” (Mariner: 354 pp., $16 paper), defined by “the Combat Zone and Filene's Basement and the old un-air-conditioned Garden.”  Such landmarks appear throughout “Our Boston,” although the book is inspired by a more tragic, and more recent, bit of history: the bombings that shook the Boston Marathon earlier this year.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Danny Amendola may be new on the scene in New England, but he has already become part of the community. The former St. Louis Rams receiver who joined the Patriots via free agency last month plans to be very generous in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings Monday that killed three people and injured at least 170 more injured. He tweeted that night: I will DONATE $100 for EVERY pass I catch next season to whatever "Boston Marathon Relief Fund" there is. And $200 for any dropped pass.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian, Shashank Bengali and Michael Muskal
BOSTON -- The FBI on Thursday released images of two men who are suspects in the bombings at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon. The agency, leading the investigation of the bombings that killed three people and injured 170, made public both photographs and video of the men, who were seen in the vicinity of the attack. The images are the first to be released by investigators, who again asked for the public's help in their search for suspects. Officials have asked for photographs and surveillance video taken along the Boylston Street finish-line area for Monday's race.
WORLD
May 12, 2013 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - Syria on Sunday rejected Turkish charges that Damascus was behind a pair of devastating car bomb attacks in southern Turkey that killed 46 people and left scores injured. The bombings provided a worrisome indication of how the civil war in Syria is increasingly spilling into neighboring countries. In another development, a Syrian rebel group on Sunday reportedly released four United Nations peacekeepers seized along the Golan Heights border with Israel. The abduction left Israeli officials concerned that such incidents could cause peacekeepers to pull out, leaving no buffer zone between the two countries.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Joe Andruzzi doesn't want a big deal made of this, so we'll keep it short. But the former NFL offensive lineman who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots from 2001 to 2004 does deserve some credit -- as do countless others -- for his efforts during the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Andruzzi, a cancer survivor whose foundation sponsors a team at the marathon each year, was near the finish line when the two explosions that killed three people and injured at least 170 others went off. Brother of three New York City firefighters who came to the aid of victims of the 9/11 attacks back in 2001, Andruzzi acted in a similar manner during this tragedy, carrying an injured woman to safety amid the chaos.
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