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  1. Oil prices fall as OPEC leaves production quotas unchanged

    Nation

    VIENNA — The oil cartel OPEC decided Thursday not to cut petroleum production despite the plunge in prices in recent months that has indicated the diminishing clout of the organization.

    Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi could only say “The power of consensus will prevail.’’
  2. Taliban suicide bombing of British Embassy vehicle kills six

    World

    KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber in a car packed with explosives struck a British Embassy vehicle Thursday, killing six people, including a British civilian security officer, and wounding more than 34.

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has moved to boost foreign cooperation.
  3. Israel says it foiled plan by Hamas for attacks

    World

    JERUSALEM — Israel uncovered a West Bank network of Hamas militants planning a series of large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and other locations, the country's domestic security agency said Thursday.

  4. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes heart procedure

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court announced.

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  5. Top U.N. relief official to step down

    World

    Valerie Amos, the top relief official at the United Nations, is resigning, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday, paving the way for a potential political showdown over her successor.