**Explosions in Damascus Kill 29**
Twin car bombs have ripped through a suburb in the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing at least 29 people.
Activists say the blasts Wednesday targeted the Jermana suburb, which is mostly populated by Christians and Druse. Television footage shows firemen hosing down the remains of charred vehicles. Debris from the blasts was scattered about the street.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says violence across the country has killed more than 40,000 people since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began in March of last year.
**Police Arrest Bangladesh Factory Officials**
Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested three factory officials in connection with a fire Saturday that killed at least 110 people.
The police chief in the capital, Dhaka, said the officials were arrested Wednesday amid allegations that managers told employees to return to work after fire alarms rang, and that locked doors trapped workers inside.
Hundreds of workers were unable to get out of the fashion factory as the fire burned. Fire officials say a lack of emergency exits contributed to the number of deaths.
Thousands of workers protested for a third day Wednesday, blocking streets and throwing stones at buildings.