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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.

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

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

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.

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.

Chinese citizen died in Boston Marathon bombings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The third fatal victim of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings was a Chinese citizen whose identity was not being made public at the request of the victim's family, the Chinese Consulate in New York said in a statement on Tuesday.

Deadly blasts overshadow Desisa and Jeptoo’s victories in Boston

BOSTON: Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo had already raised their Boston Marathon trophies on Monday when two explosions near the finish line killed at least two people and injured dozens.

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.

Boston bomb suspect said to be identified in video

BOSTON (Reuters) - Investigators of the Boston Marathon bombings believe they have identified a suspect from security video taken before Monday's blasts killed three people and injured 176 others, a U.S. law enforcement source said on Wednesday.

Boston bomb suspect in custody - CNN

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

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.