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  • Iraqi security forces inspect a crater created by a car-bomb attack in the neighborhood of Karrada in Baghdad. A series of blasts Thursday morning killed or wounded scores of people in coordinated explosions designed to wreak havoc in the capital. The last U.S. combat troops left the country on Sunday. (Associated Press)

    Bombings rock Baghdad and kill scores

    U.S. officials condemned Thursday's wave of bombings that killed at least 69 people in Baghdad and fed fears that renewed sectarian violence will fill a security vacuum created by the departure of the last U.S. combat troops from Iraq on Sunday.

  • Egypt premier urges dialogue to end crisis

    Egypt's military-appointed prime minister on Thursday called for national dialogue to resolve the country's political crisis and pleaded for a two-month calm to restore security after weeks of protests and bloodshed.

  • ** FILE ** Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (center) is escorted from a courthouse at Fort Meade, Md., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, after a military hearing to determine if he should face a court-martial for allegedly leaking classified material to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Manning hearing adjourned until court-martial decision

    The hearing of a U.S. Army private accused of creating the biggest national security leak in U.S. history was adjourned Thursday to await a decision on whether Pfc. Bradley Manning will face a court-martial — and life in prison if found guilty.

  • Iraqi security forces and people inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. A series of blasts Thursday morning in Baghdad killing and wounding scores of people in a coordinated attack designed to wreak havoc across the Iraqi capital. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Wave of bombings kills 69 across Iraqi capital

    A wave of 16 bombings ripped across Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 69 people in the worst violence in Iraq for months.

  • ** FILE **  Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during a news conference in Baghdad in December 2009. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraq's vice president accuses Iran of being involved in his arrest warrant

    Iraq's vice president says that Iran is "definitely" behind Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's move to jail him on terror charges, saying it is "not a coincidence" that his arrest warrant was announced the day after the last U.S. troops left Iraq.

A resident of Cagayan de Oro in the southern Philippines dries his clothes on toppled trees along a riverbank on Thursday. Flash flooding Dec. 16 killed more than 1,000 people.


    Southern Chinese authorities have given in to key demands of protesting villagers after a nearly two-week standoff with police, agreeing in a rare compromise to release detainees and return some confiscated land to farmers.

  • ** FILE ** This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, who was killed Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File) (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

    8 U.S. soldiers charged in fellow soldier's death

    Eight American soldiers have been charged in the Oct. 3 death of a fellow GI who apparently shot himself in Afghanistan, the Army said Wednesday.

  • ** FILE **  Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during a news conference in Baghdad in December 2009. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraq prime minister tells Kurds to hand over Sunni VP

    Iraq's Shiite prime minister told Kurdish authorities Wednesday to hand over the Sunni vice president, who fled to the semiautonomous region to escape an arrest warrant on charges he ran hit squads targeting government officials.

  • Inside the Ring

    Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman is working on a major Obama administration initiative that would renew scientist exchanges between U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories and Chinese nuclear facilities.

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