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  • Munich gunman planned attacks for a year: Bavarian officials
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    Munich gunman planned attacks for a year: Bavarian officials

    The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday began planning the attack a year ago after visiting the German city of Winnenden where another teenager killed 15 people in 2009, Bavarian officials said on Sunday. Materials found at the gunman's home also showed he

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  • ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement
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    ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement

    By Manuel Mogato and Michael Martina VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said. Foreign ministers from the

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    Syrian refugee in Germany arrested after killing woman in machete attack

    By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested on Sunday after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth violent assault on civilians in western Europe in 10 days, though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism. The incident, however, may

  • Christian Science Monitor

    IOC won't totally ban Russian athletes, but says they must be spotless

    Russian athletes will be able to compete for their country in Rio this year – as long as they can prove they have never taken part in the massive, state-led doping scandal. Olympic officials announced on Sunday that the 28 individual global sports federations will decide which Russian athletes are cleared

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    Controlling the Santa Clarita fire: How can homeowners prepare?

    Eighteen homes have been destroyed, one has been damaged, and 1,500 have been evacuated after the Sand Fire was first reported at 2 pm Friday and grew to 22,000-acres by late Saturday in the Sand Canyon area of the Santa Clarita Valley. On Sunday morning, the fire was 10 percent contained, according

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    Why DNC chair Wasserman Schultz won’t preside over convention

    The development comes after WikiLeaks released emails from the DNC showing bias during the primary against the campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Party officials decided Saturday to rescind Wasserman Schultz's position as convention chairwoman, meaning she will not gavel each session to order

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    WNBA rescinds fines in show of support for on-court activism

    Professional women basketball players will not be penalized for their on-the-court activism: The WNBA withdrew fines for teams and players who violated the league’s uniform policy to express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Reversing the penalties, WNBA President Lisa Borders announced

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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.

  • Nice massacre reopens divisions in French society
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    Nice massacre reopens divisions in French society

    The Bastille Day attack in Nice -- the third terrorist massacre to hit France in 18 months -- has sparked anger and racism, putting further strain on an already tense political atmosphere. "What is clear is that it has brought to the surface the fault lines which were always there but which were

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    Top Asian News 6:07 a.m. GMT

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign

  • The Latest: SE Asia nations give watered-down China rebuke
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    The Latest: SE Asia nations give watered-down China rebuke

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — The Latest on the meeting in Laos of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):

  • Japan to see warmer weather during August-October
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    Japan to see warmer weather during August-October

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will see mostly warmer weather from August to October, the official forecaster said on Monday. Eastern Japan, including the most densely populated Tokyo area, will have a 50 percent chance of hotter-than-average temperatures for the period, the Japan Meteorological Agency said

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  • Bavarian official: Ansbach attack suggests Islamist motive
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    Bavarian official: Ansbach attack suggests Islamist motive

    ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — Bavaria's top security official said Monday that he believes a failed asylum seeker who blew himself up and injured 12 people in the southern German town of Ansbach was driven by religious extremism.

  • Sport divided as Russia escapes blanket Olympics doping ban
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    Sport divided as Russia escapes blanket Olympics doping ban

    The International Olympic Committee's decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping left international sports leaders divided on Monday, less than two weeks before the opening ceremony. Seeking to justify Sunday's decision, IOC president Thomas Bach said an outright ban

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    Southeast Asian nations deliver watered-down rebuke to China for territorial expansion in South China Sea

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asian nations deliver watered-down rebuke to China for territorial expansion in South China Sea.

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    MMA promoter ONE Championship targets rapid China expansion

    BANGKOK (AP) — ONE Championship, the leading mixed martial arts promoter in Asia, plans on more than doubling its number of events in China next year as it uses a fresh injection of funds to target major expansion in the region.

  • German bar attacker Syrian, had psychiatric problems
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    German bar attacker Syrian, had psychiatric problems

    A Syrian migrant set off an explosion at a bar in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others late Sunday, authorities said, the third attack to hit Bavaria in a week. The 27-year-old, who had spent a stint in a psychiatric facility, had intended to target a music festival in the

  • Bomb-carrying Syrian dies outside German music festival; 12 wounded
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    Bomb-carrying Syrian dies outside German music festival; 12 wounded

    By Thomas Krumenacker, Andrea Shalal and Andreas Burger BERLIN/ANSBACH, Germany (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a senior

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  • Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
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    Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice held talks in Beijing on Monday with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims in the South China Sea.

  • Italian MPs to debate controversial cannabis law
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    Italian MPs to debate controversial cannabis law

    Were the draft to pass into law, people would be allowed to grow up to five cannabis plants for personal use and keep up to 15 grams of marijuana at home and five grams on their person. It would still be illegal for people to buy or sell weed or smoke marijuana in public, but the Italian state could

  • Associated Press

    Japan sees trade surplus in June as imports drop 19 percent

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan posted a better-than-expected trade surplus in June, as imports fell nearly 19 percent, outpacing a more modest decline in exports.

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  • Vietnam warns South China Sea is a 'test' of ASEAN
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    Vietnam warns South China Sea is a 'test' of ASEAN

    Vietnam has warned that the inability of Southeast Asian nations to forge a unified front against Beijing's militarisation of the South China Sea is a "test" of the regional bloc in the face of its greatest security challenge. The unusually strong comments from a key claimant to the contested

  • USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up
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    USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up

    The game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision

  • Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti
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    Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel.