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  • Bangladesh arrests four female militants in hunt for cafe attackers
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    Bangladesh arrests four female militants in hunt for cafe attackers

    Police in Bangladesh arrested on Sunday four female members of a home-grown militant group blamed for a bloody attack on a cafe in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners, an officer said. Police believe that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a banned group that has pledged allegiance

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    Syrian government says ready for further peace talks: state media

    Syria's government said on Sunday it was ready for further peace talks with the opposition and that it was intent on a political solution to the five-year conflict. "Syria ... is ready to continue the Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any preconditions ... and without foreign interference, with

  • UK seeks to assuage global worries over path to Brexit
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    UK seeks to assuage global worries over path to Brexit

    By William Schomberg CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - Britain's new finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure from his peers from around the world, said on Sunday there could be more clarity later this year on how the country will exit the European Union. Several nations called on Britain during

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Santa Clarita Sand fire: Why are California wildfires getting worse?

    Extremely dry conditions in California caused yet another fire this week, with a fire in Santa Clarita burning a path through 5,500 acres this weekend. Wildfire experts say that this unusual fire behavior can likely be attributed to continued heat and dry conditions. “It is unusual to see a fire grow

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    Mystery of flight MH370: Did the pilot chart a course into the Indian Ocean?

    It has now been over two years of theories, false leads, heartbreak, and investigation since the Malaysian Airlines flight 370 mysteriously vanished off the radar during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard. The March 2014 disappearance kicked off a multinational

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Could Turkey convince the US to extradite Fethullah Gulen?

    Turkish officials said on Friday that they will request the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen from his compound in Pennsylvania by formal means, after the US State Department offered legal assistance from the Justice and State departments. Serdar Kilic, Turkey’s ambassador to the United States,

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Baton Rouge funeral: How to get the 'best of humanity' from cops

    The death of East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Garafola has received particular attention, as he intentionally left cover to help another wounded officer. "He had taken cover behind a dumpster during a gunfight with the attacker when he saw a wounded Baton Rouge Police Department officer

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  • Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens
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    Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.

  • Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack
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    Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 11:35 a.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan

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  • Four hospitals hit by air raids in Syria's Aleppo
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    Four hospitals hit by air raids in Syria's Aleppo

    Air raids have hit four makeshift hospitals in Syria's battered Aleppo city, doctors said Sunday, jeopardising medical care for more than 200,000 desperate civilians in rebel-held areas. The bombardment since Saturday has worsened the plight of residents of besieged eastern neighbourhoods of Syria

  • Associated Press

    India refuses to renew visas for 3 Chinese journalists

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has refused to renew the visas for three Chinese journalists working for China's official Xinhua News Agency, an official said Sunday, meaning they will have to leave the country by the end of this month.

  • Bavarian official says military aid needed in time of crisis
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    Bavarian official says military aid needed in time of crisis

    MUNICH (AP) — Bavaria's top security official on Sunday urged a constitutional change to allow the country's military to be able to be deployed in support of police during attacks like Friday night's deadly rampage at a Munich mall, while Germany's vice chancellor proposed even stricter

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  • Hitler's birthplace loathes link to him but not the building
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    Hitler's birthplace loathes link to him but not the building

    BRAUNAU AM INN, Austria (AP) — Adolf Hitler was born in the house behind her and the building is a natural draw for tourists. But when asked about her hometown's most important landmark, Ivonne Bekking gestured down the road toward a baroque church steeple.

  • Associated Press

    Pope condemns terrorism and violence in Munich and Kabul

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has condemned "deplorable acts of terrorism and violence" in Munich and Kabul that have left dozens dead in recent days.

  • French president's approval rating inches up despite Nice attack: polls
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    French president's approval rating inches up despite Nice attack: polls

    French President Francois Hollande's popularity rating has inched up from near record lows this month, despite heavy criticism he received over security issues since the Bastille Day attack in Nice, two polls showed. Nineteen percent of those surveyed in a BVA poll published on Saturday said they

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  • Anger, mourning in Afghanistan after Kabul suicide attack
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    Anger, mourning in Afghanistan after Kabul suicide attack

    By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Relatives of some of those killed in a big suicide attack in Kabul searched through a bloodied assortment of belongings left after the twin blasts as they prepared for funerals on Sunday in a mood of growing anger with political leaders. "Those are my cousin

  • IOC leaders meet to consider Olympic ban on Russia
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    IOC leaders meet to consider Olympic ban on Russia

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic leaders are meeting to consider whether to impose a total ban on Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Games because of state-sponsored doping.

  • Tim Kaine wows crowds on day one as Clinton running mate
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    Tim Kaine wows crowds on day one as Clinton running mate

    Tim Kaine made a big splash in his first appearance as Hillary Clinton's running mate for the White House, savaging Donald Trump's foreign policy ideas as dangerous and wowing a Miami crowd with fluent Spanish. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, won many a

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  • Thousands in funeral march for slain Cambodia activist
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    Thousands in funeral march for slain Cambodia activist

    Tens of thousands of Cambodians on Sunday joined the funeral procession of a prominent government critic whose murder in broad daylight has raised suspicions of a hit job in country with a long history of political violence. Kem Ley, a popular pro-democracy voice and grassroots rights activist, was

  • Reuters

    Syrian government air strikes put 4 hospitals out of action - monitor

    Syrian government air strikes overnight put four hospitals in Aleppo province out of action, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday. The strikes hit near the hospitals, it said.

  • Massive delays stall England to France vehicle traffic
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    Massive delays stall England to France vehicle traffic

    LONDON (AP) — British border agents are moving in to help French officials deal with gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France.

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  • IOC faces historic call on Russia Rio ban
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    IOC faces historic call on Russia Rio ban

    The International Olympic Committee held showdown talks Sunday on whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping, an unprecedented decision that could spark the Olympic movement's worst crisis in decades. An independent report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Russia&

  • Turkey readies cross-party rally to condemn coup, praise democracy
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    Turkey readies cross-party rally to condemn coup, praise democracy

    Turkey readied Sunday for its first cross-party rally to condemn the bloody coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his government pressed on with a purge of suspected state enemies. The mass pro-democracy rally, to be held under tight security on Istanbul's iconic Taksim square,

  • Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope's visit
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    Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope's visit

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Support for migrants is so central to Pope Francis' vision for the church that he has made welcoming them a potential test for those seeking entry to Heaven on Judgment Day.