An explosion in central Beirut has killed at least eight people, including a senior intelligence official, and wounded at least 78, state media in Lebanon report. Host Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about the bombing.
At least eight people are dead and 78 are wounded, state news media report, while victims scramble to get out of the debris. The attack, possibly a car bomb, happened on a street where a group that opposes Syrian President Bashar Assad has offices.
Ahmed Abu Khattala, leader of the Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia, says he hasn't been questioned about the attack that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead. But witnesses have put him at the scene.
At the request of air traffic control, an Air Canada jumbo jet dropped down low over the ocean, and the captain instructed passengers to look out their windows in search of a yacht gone adrift. After 16 hours lost at sea, the sailor was rescued.
The 15-year-old Pakistani girl who spoke out against the Taliban and was shot in the head by one of its gunman for her bravery, is "comfortable and stable," say doctors at the U.K. hospital where she's being treated.
In Britain, eyebrows have been raised over the revelation this week that Starbucks has paid almost no corporate tax on its U.K. operations. For its part, the Seattle-based company insists it's done nothing wrong.
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