The world in brief

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 3:09 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The terrorists want to grab headlines as we approach election day.” Iraqi Army Maj. Gen. Hassan al-Baydhani, discussing a string of bombings in his country Monday that killed at least 55 people ahead of provincial elections set for Saturday. Article, this page U.N. team surveys Japan’s nuke cleanup TOKYO — The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency Monday began reviewing the decommissioning process at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant, where new problems are triggering growing safety concerns about a cleanup expected to take decades.

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