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WORLD IN BRIEF: Putin says retribution 'inevitable' for airport attack

Putin says retribution ‘inevitable’ for airport attack

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed ‘‘retribution is inevitable’’ for the suicide bombing that killed 35 people at Russia’s busiest airport, while President Dmitry Medvedev demanded robust checks at all transport hubs and lashed out at the airport for lax security.

NTV television showed a photograph of what it said was the detached head of the suspected bomber, a man who appeared to be in his 30s. Investigators said DNA testing will be necessary before he can be identified.

No claims of responsibility have been made for the attack Monday at Domodedovo Airport, which also left 180 people injured. Suspicion is likely to fall, however, on Islamist separatist insurgents from Chechnya or elsewhere in Russia’s restive Caucasus region who have been battling Russian authority for over 15 years.

WikiLeaks seeks more media partners

LONDON — WikiLeaks hopes to enlist as many as 60 news organizations from around the world in a bid to help speed the publication of its massive trove of secret U.S. diplomatic memos, the site’s founder said Tuesday.

Julian Assange told The Associated Press that he was making an effort to reach beyond the major newspapers — such as The New York Times and The Guardian — that worked with him on earlier releases, saying that he already has about 20 media partners and could triple that number within the next three months.

‘‘We’re striving for maximum impact for the material,’’ Assange said in a telephone interview, in which he laid out his media strategy.

Officials: US reconsidering Lebanon aid

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is reconsidering how it bankrolls Lebanon after the militant Iranian-backed group Hezbollah won a prominent role in the government of the fragile Mideast state where the U.S. has spent millions promoting a pro-Western agenda.

The administration has begun a broad review of political, economic and military assistance to Lebanon in light of the collapse of a U.S.-backed government two weeks ago, U.S. officials said Tuesday.