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There was an emotional tribute today to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing at the city's Fenway park before the start of the Red Sox baseball game.
NPR's David Schaper reports on how fan show their respects at the end of unsettling week in Boston.
Both inside Fenway park and a disport bar outside of it, Boston Red Sox fans cheered passionately and proudly for those introduced before the game.
The team welcome Marathon volunteers and wounded survivals of Monday's blasts, as well as the citizens and first responders who tend to the injure.
They observed a moment of silence for those hurt and killed in the events this week, and honored the police officers and federal angents who hunt down the bombing suspects and exchanged gunfire with them.
Fans also continued a new tradition, begun a few days ago at the Boston garden, of singing the national anthem themselves without a solos.
David Schaper NPR News, outside of Fenway park in Boston.
President Obama met his top national security officials today to discuss the bombings.
The White House says he highlighted the need to continute gathering information to answer all outstanding questions behind the attacks.
Rescuers in southwestern China are pulling bodies and survivors from the rubble of villages in Sichuan province.
A powerful earthquake struck the rural hill country.
As the BBC's Martin Patience reports.
Rescuers are struggling to reach the worst-affected villages, the roads have been blocked by landslide .
But in one city many people have already been pulled alive from the rubble.
More than 6,000 soldiers and doctors have been deployed to the region, as part of the rescue operation.
Sichuan province is no stranger to earthquake.
Next month will mark the fifth anniversary of an earthquake that killed almost 90,000 people.
The BBC's Martin Patience reporting from Beijing.
According to officials gathered for a donors conference in Turkey,
the Obama administration is planning to send new,
none lethal military aid to Syrian rebels.
NPRs Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul.
Secretary of state John Kerry brought a new aid package to 11 country, friends of Syria conference here.
As donors try to grapple with the steadily worsening crisis in Syria.
Washington has resisted sending weapons to rebel fighters,
even as armed islamist fighters have taken an increasingly prominent role in the fight against the regime of president Bashar al-Assad.
But as the US edges closer to a direct role in aiding the armed opposition. Russian has stepped up its criticism saying the assistance is only increasing the humanitarian disaster in Syria.
The US aid will include medical supplies and cash.
Peter Kenyon NPR NEws, Istanbul.
Reports from Syria, activists meanwhile said there has been new fighting between Syrian government troops and rebels near the country's border with Lebanon.
A report says the area is valuable.
It links the capital Damascus with an enclaves that's home to the Alawite community which supports the Syrian president.
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