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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico narrowly avoided a multimillion-dollar default on Tuesday by announcing a last-minute bond payment while warning that a deepening financial crisis has forced the government to divert money slated for future debt payments to avoid a shutdown of basic services.
A station on the Istanbul metro was Tuesday rocked by a blast suspected to have been caused by a home-made bomb, causing panic in the evening rush hour and wounding up to half a dozen people. The huge blast hit an overpass close to the metro station in the Bayrampasa district of Istanbul. The metro system in Turkey's largest city was brought entirely to a halt after the blast, the municipality said, although reports said that normal service was now being restored.