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Internet, phones restored in Syria

Lebanon

BEIRUT — Internet and telephone lines were largely restored across Syria on Saturday after a two-day blackout, according to activists, as fighting raged around the Damascus International Airport between rebels and government forces. (Washington Post )

Mexico

New president sworn into office

MEXICO CITY — Enrique Pena Nieto, a former governor, became president of Mexico on Saturday, beginning a six-year term in which he has promised to accelerate economic growth. (New York Times)

Bangladesh

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Families of victims will get payments

DHAKA — Bangladesh’s government said Saturday it will give $2,500 to the families of those who died in a garment factory fire last week and $625 to those who were injured. (AP)

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