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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blasts in Boston and Iraq, 7.8 quake in Iran

Boston blasts: Investigators scour crowdsourced evidence 
The FBI-led investigation into Monday’s Boston Marathon blasts may rely on amateur photos and videos as law enforcers try to identify the culprits behind the suspected terrorist attack. 71
Iraqis look at the remains of vehicles damaged following an explosion in the al-Obaidi neighborhood, east of Baghdad on April 15, 2013. (AFP Photo / Ali Al-Saadi) 
Black Monday in Iraq: 55 killed, almost 300 injured in series of attacks
A string of bombings across Iraq has claimed at least 55 lives, injuring 300 more, on Monday. The surge in violence comes barely a week ahead of Iraq hosting elections for the first time since US withdrawal from the country. 80
Dozens feared dead after strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan -- state media
(CNN) -- At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran following a powerful earthquake near its border with Pakistan, Iran's state-run Press TV reported Tuesday, citing local reports.
The earthquake was preliminarily measured at 7.8 magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was 53 miles east-southeast of the Iranian town of Khash, 103 miles northeast of Iranshahr and 123 miles south-east of Zahedan, according to the USGS.



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