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Uncertainty surrounds compensation for Boston bomb victims

BOSTON (Reuters) - Victims of the Boston Marathon bombings will eventually win some kind of compensation, but it is far too early to know how much money there will be, whether private donors or insurers will provide most of it, and how long it might take to distribute.

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London Marathon to go ahead despite blasts

LONDON: Race organisers said the London Marathon would go ahead on Sunday despite the death of at least two people in explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, but police said they would review security plans.


Initial test on letter addressed to Obama indicates ricin - FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A letter addressed to President Barack Obama carrying traces of a suspicious substance was received at a White House mail screening facility on Tuesday and preliminary tests showed it contained the deadly poison ricin, the FBI said on Wednesday.


Boston bombing suspect arrested - CNN report

BOSTON (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings based on security video that showed a man depositing a bag at the scene before the blasts, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. and Boston law enforcement sources.


Wisma Putra: No Malaysians affected by Boston Marathon bombings

KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that no Malaysians have been reported to be affected by the Boston Marathon bombings in the United States on Tuesday.


Boston Marathon bombs believed carried in dark, heavy bags

BOSTON (Reuters) - Authorities suspect whoever perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombings carried heavy devices made out of pressure cookers in dark-coloured nylon bags or backpacks before dropping them near the finish line, causing the worst attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.


Obama calls Boston bombing "act of terror," police plea for help

BOSTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called the Boston Marathon bombings an