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By ANNE BARNARD and RICK GLADSTONE
A blast on Thursday near the Damascus headquarters of President Bashar al-Assad's ruling party killed mostly civilians but also security forces, opposition sources said.
By LYDIA POLGREEN and ALAN COWELL
A detective investigating the athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of killing his girlfriend, is himself facing seven attempted murder charges, South African police said.
By NICHOLAS KULISH
A Hezbollah operative, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, said at his trial on Thursday that he was told to record the arrival times of flights from Israel to Cyprus.
By HEATHER TIMMONS and GARDINER HARRIS
Two bombs planted on bicycles killed at least 11 people and wounded 50 in a busy shopping district in Hyderabad Thursday night in what officials said may have been a coordinated attack.
By MATTHEW BRUNWASSER and DAN BILEFSKY
The resignation of the government of Prime Minster Boiko Borisov came after a week of mass protests and bloody clashes with police.
By THOM SHANKER
A proposal to expand NATO support of Afghanistan's forces would allow the country to sustain 352,000 troops through 2018, many more than earlier expected, alliance officials said.