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Paris Death Toll Rises to 60 as France Closes Borders

President Obama pledges to help

(Newser) - French media are reporting least 60 people are dead in Friday's Paris attacks , per Reuters . Multiple, apparently coordinated gun and bomb attacks hit almost simultaneously, and at least 100 hostages were reportedly being held at a concert hall after one of the shootings. There were reportedly as many as... More »

One Guy Could Have Pulled Off Boston Bombing: Expert

FBI takes lead on investigation

(Newser) - As investigators follow up on leads in the Boston Marathon bombing , the Boston Herald talks to security experts who say the attack may have been nearly impossible to prevent. That's because the use of an IED is "hard to stop ... in a free and open society," one... More »

New Delhi Sees Deadliest Attack in 3 Years

Bomb was hidden in briefcase; blast killed 10

(Newser) - A bomb apparently hidden in a briefcase exploded today as people lined up outside a top court in New Delhi, killing 10 people and wounding scores more in the deadliest attack in India's capital in nearly three years. The blast near a gate at the High Court, the second... More »

Car Bomb Rocks UN Building in Nigeria; 7 Dead

'We believe there are many casualties,' says a UN official

(Newser) - A car laden with explosives rammed through two gates and blew up at the United Nations' offices in Nigeria's capital today, killing at least seven people and shattering part of the concrete structure. The brazen attack, carried out as the UN offices teemed with staff, comes as Africa's... More »

Double Blasts Kill 35 in Iraq

Roadside bomb follows car bomb in city north of Baghdad

(Newser) - Double blasts from a car bomb and a roadside bombing at a parking lot outside a city council building north of Baghdad killed at least 35 people today, Iraqi police and hospital officials said. The attack started when insurgents first detonated a car bomb around noon in the parking lot... More »

25 Killed in Nigeria Bomb Blasts

Beer gardens targeted

(Newser) - Suspected members of an Islamic sect bombed three beer gardens in northeastern Nigeria, killing 25 people and wounding 12 others today, authorities say. Police blame the attack on a group known locally as Boko Haram, which earlier this month carried out an attack on the nation's police headquarters. Authorities... More »

Fired Employee Bombs China Bank

Dozens injured as people jump through fifth-floor window to escape

(Newser) - A bank cashier fired for stealing money threw a gasoline bomb inside the bank today in northwestern China, injuring dozens of people, some of whom jumped from a fifth-story window to escape, the local government said. Employees of the Tianzhu County Rural Credit Cooperative Union were meeting about 8am when... More »

Belarus Prez Links Subway Blast to 'Foreign Plot'

Opposition fears crackdown after bomb kills 12

(Newser) - The autocratic leader of Belarus says he thinks a deadly subway blast in the capital was an attempt to destabilize his country. A 12th victim of the rush-hour explosion in Minsk has died. At least 126 others were injured, many of whom lost arms and legs. "We must find... More »

Suicide Car Bombs at US Consulate in Pakistan Kill 3

Four blasts hit in Peshawar

(Newser) - Two suicide car bombs detonated near the US Consulate in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar have killed at least three people. Police said those killed in today's attack include a paramilitary soldier, a private security guard, and a civilian. There have been no reported US casualties. Meanwhile, the death... More »

Fed Terror Boss Skied Through Bomb Crisis

Could be downhill from here on for Michael Leiter

(Newser) - The director of the National Counterterrorism Center remained on his ski vacation despite news that a passenger had tried to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner. Michael Leiter, the top official in charge of analyzing terror threats, didn't return to the Virginia center's "bat cave" near the CIA until several... More »

Deadly Bomb Targets Iranian Pilgrims in Syria

At least 6 killed when pilgrim bus explodes

(Newser) - A powerful bomb tore through a bus packed with Iranian pilgrims in Syria today, killing at least six and injuring dozens. Body parts were strewn around the bus near the Sayyeda Zainab area in Damascus, witnesses reported. The pilgrims were on their way to a Shiite religious shrine. The attack... More »

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