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Hundreds Dead In Asian Earthquake

  • A massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake rocked India, Pakistan and Afghanistan Saturday, reducing entire villages to rubble. Authorities fear the death toll, already in the hundreds, will soar. While officials believe the worst of the damage to be in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, details have been difficult to obtain because telephone lines are down, cellphone networks overwhelmed and roads impassable because of tremor-induced landslides.CTV

  • The threat to New York's subway system originated in Iraq and involved the use of explosives hidden in bags or baby strollers, according to familiar with the investigation. A previously reliable source tipped authorities to a terror plot involving 15 to 20 people, one official said.CNN

  • A 9-year-old girl pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter Friday, admitting she fatally stabbed her 11-year-old playmate after a tug-of-war over a rubber ball went sour. The girl, identified by the city only as Shanice K., admitted she stabbed Queen Washington once in the chest at a Memorial Day gathering in Brooklyn, the city said in a statement after the proceeding.CTV

  • Investigators desperate for a breakthrough in the Bali terrorist attacks on Saturday dropped thousands of photos of the two suspected masterminds over a city close to where one of the fugitives narrowly escaped capture a day earlier. A helicopter flew low over the city of Solo and the surrounding area in Central Java province early Saturday, releasing 10,000 photographs of Noordin Mohamed Top and Azahari bin Husin, believed to be key leaders in the Southeast Asia-based terror group Jemaah Islamiyah, which has been linked to al-Qaida.CTV

  • Lawyers for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay filed a motion Friday asking a Texas court to set aside an indictment against him, accusing the Texas prosecutor of trying to "cover up" that a grand jury had refused to bring an indictment.CNN


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