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Fierce Earthquake Rocks Haitian Capital

Buildings damaged by an earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Tuesday.

Damage Widespread as Buildings Tumble; High Toll Expected

By SIMON ROMERO and LIZ ROBBINS 33 minutes ago

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake near Haiti’s capital caused far-reaching damage and panic with the potential for a high number of casualties.

The Lede Blog

Updates on Haiti

By ROBERT MACKEY 3 minutes ago

Some Haitians have turned to the Web to share information about the devastating earthquake.

Google, Citing Attack, Threatens to Exit China
By ANDREW JACOBS and MIGUEL HELFT

The move, if followed through, would be a highly unusual rebuke of China by a large and respected company.

Diplomatic Memo
Clinton Tries to Defuse Asian Tension
By MARK LANDLER

HONOLULU — Asia has emerged as a diplomatic hornet’s nest for the United States, even beyond the perennial threat of North Korea, with strains in Japan and China.

Saudi and Yemeni Forces Fight Rebels on 2 Fronts
By MICHAEL SLACKMAN and ROBERT F. WORTH

CAIRO — The two governments seem to be making a concerted push to end the conflict, which flared into war months ago.

News Analysis
A Year of Terror Plots, Through a 2nd Prism
By SCOTT SHANE

WASHINGTON — The enemies on American soil in 2009 were a scattered group of amateurs who displayed more fervor than skill.

A man wounded in rioting in Garmsir, Afghanistan, was taken Tuesday to a hospital in Lashkar Gah, south of Kabul.
Deadly Protest in Afghanistan Highlights Tensions
By DEXTER FILKINS

KABUL — At least eight civilians were killed in a street protest after a raid on a home by American and Afghan forces.

Latest News From Asia
A woman hurt in the face during riots last week in Rosarno, Italy, joined other residents Monday in a march, contesting suggestions they are racist.
Looking Past the Facade of Italian City After Riots
By RACHEL DONADIO

In Rosarno, where the worst immigrant rioting ever seen in Italy took place over the weekend, the economy is so weak that locals and immigrants are competitors.

Latest News From Europe
A man closed the door of the house of Iranian nuclear physics professor Massoud Ali Mohammadi, who was killed in a bomb blast in front of his house in Tehran on Tuesday.
Blast Kills Physics Professor in Tehran
By ALAN COWELL

Iran’s state media blamed the U.S. and Israel for the death of a professor. It seems doubtful that he worked on Iran’s nuclear program.

Latest News From the Middle East
People rallied in Abuja, Nigeria to protested the absence of President Umaru Yar’Adua since he left in November due to a health condition.
Protest in Nigeria Over Absent Leader
By ADAM NOSSITER

ABUJA, Nigeria — Hundreds marched down Abuja’s broad avenues to protest the long absence of Umaru Yar’Adua.

Latest News From Africa
Contractor Jailed in Cuba Was Aiding Religious Groups, U.S. Says
By GINGER THOMPSON and MARC LACEY

WASHINGTON — Alan P. Gross, who is accused of being an American spy, is a social worker who had gone to Cuba to provide communications equipment to Jewish groups, American officials said.

Latest News From the Americas
Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu outside the event where he announced his candidacy for mayor in December. His hefty lead is widely acknowledged.
Race Assumes Central Role in New Orleans Vote
By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

NEW ORLEANS — A prominent black candidate’s decision to drop out means the city might elect its first white mayor in 32 years.

Latest U.S. News

Readers’ Comments »

Fierce Earthquake Rocks Haitian Capital

“Many people are offering prayers to the people of Haiti; that's a very nice gesture but the country is dirt poor ... and needs physical help, and now,” writes AER in Cambridge, England.

Google, Citing Attack, Threatens to Exit China

“I simply hope that Google has a backbone and sticks to what they say. Other businesses and especially governments need to start being tough with China,” writes Paul in Beijing.

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