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  • Kerry to urge ASEAN to find diplomatic ways to ease South China Sea tensions
    Reuters

    Kerry to urge ASEAN to find diplomatic ways to ease South China Sea tensions

    By Lesley Wroughton PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will urge Southeast Asian nations in meetings in Laos next week to explore diplomatic ways to ease tensions with China over the South China Sea following an international court ruling denying China's claims. Kerry travels

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  • At least 61 dead, 207 wounded in Kabul demonstration attack
    Reuters

    At least 61 dead, 207 wounded in Kabul demonstration attack

    KABUL (Reuters) - At least 61 people were killed and 207 were wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack on a demonstration in Kabul claimed by Islamic State, an official from the Public Health Ministry said. The deaths are more than double earlier estimates. Mohammad Ismail Kawousi, a spokesman for the

  • Trench cuts off Iraq's Falluja from the north following IS defeat
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    Trench cuts off Iraq's Falluja from the north following IS defeat

    Iraqi forces are digging a trench on the northern outskirts of Falluja a month after taking it back from Islamic State, security officials said on Saturday, raising concerns about repopulating the deserted city. Displaced residents are waiting for Falluja's streets and buildings to be cleared of

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Comic-Con 2016: Can geek culture's dominance last?

    Now, as the computer repair technician's beloved genre – along with superhero stories and science fiction – takes over American pop culture, Mr. Bustamante sees that more people are tolerating and even embracing his long-held opinions. Recommended: Could you survive the Star Wars universe? "

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  • Christian Science Monitor

    Arts in Gaza, police in Kenya, nuclear power in Japan, tech skills for students, lessons from India

    “I am writing this ... to denote a fact that seems to escape many of us: Gaza is also an abode of poetry...,” writes Ramzy Baroud. “Alas, how many of us can name a single Palestinian poet from Gaza? It is because we are accustomed to affiliating Gaza with death, not life.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Readers write: Taiwan’s democracy, tobacco in California, US conflicts

    Regarding the May 31 article “Taiwan shines a light on a dark past” (CSMonitor.com): Taiwan has made remarkable progress in its transition to democracy. This exceptional transition is a major step forward in continuing the democratic tradition that has taken root on the island, and it further enhances

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Clinton picks Kaine, devout Catholic and bridge-builder

    In announcing Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, Hillary Clinton put forward exactly what she wants – someone with deep governing experience and national security expertise. Recommended: In Pictures What does a "great America" look like?

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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
    Associated Press

    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.

  • Russian balloonist lands safely in Australia after 11 days
    Associated Press

    Russian balloonist lands safely in Australia after 11 days

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new world record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days, officials said.

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  • Reuters

    Turkish minister chides allies for not visiting after coup

    A Turkish minister chided the country's Western allies on Saturday for not sending any representatives to demonstrate their solidarity with Turks following last weekend's failed military coup. Western leaders have pledged support for Turkish democracy since the July 15 coup attempt but have

  • Migrants brave heat to march to Serbia-Hungary border
    Associated Press

    Migrants brave heat to march to Serbia-Hungary border

    INDJIJA, Serbia (AP) — Around a hundred migrants and asylum seekers are braving scorching heat to continue a march toward Serbia's border with Hungary meant to draw attention to the plight of thousands of people facing closed borders after fleeing war and poverty.

  • Heavy rain delays start of Hungarian GP qualifying session
    Associated Press

    Heavy rain delays start of Hungarian GP qualifying session

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Heavy rainfall delayed the start of the qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix by 20 minutes on Saturday.

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  • Mediator: Yerevan police hostages released
    Associated Press

    Mediator: Yerevan police hostages released

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A mediator in the police hostage standoff in the Armenian capital has told local media that the last two captives have been released.

  • Reuters

    Munich gunman raised locally, had no ties to Islamic state: police

    A German-Iranian teenager who shot and killed nine people and then himself in Munich on Friday had received psychiatric care and was in all probability a lone gunman who had no ties to Islamic State, police said. Following a police search of the attacker's room, Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae

  • Munich mall shooting: what we know
    AFP

    Munich mall shooting: what we know

    Nine people were shot dead and 16 wounded at a Munich shopping mall on Friday by a German-Iranian teenager who later committed suicide, investigators say. The gunman had no links with the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, suffered depression and had an obsession with shooting sprees like the massacre

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  • 20 dead, 160 wounded as blast rips through Kabul protest
    AFP

    20 dead, 160 wounded as blast rips through Kabul protest

    A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, but it comes in the middle of

  • Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings
    Associated Press

    Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

    MUNICH (AP) — The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, police said Saturday.

  • Witnesses: Deadly blast strikes demonstration in Kabul
    Associated Press

    Witnesses: Deadly blast strikes demonstration in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday, causing multiple casualties, according to officials and witnesses.

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  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 12:56 p.m. GMT

    The spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has told The Associated Press that the central government had shared intelligence with the organizers of a protest march in Kabul that was bombed, warning that the marchers faced a possible "terrorist attack." Spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri tells

  • Reuters

    Three Turks among people killed in Munich attack: Turkish foreign minister

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three Turkish citizens were among nine people killed in a shooting attack in Munich on Friday, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. In an interview with local television station NTV, Mevlut Cavusoglu identified the Turkish victims of the attack carried out by an 18-year-old

  • Zimbabwe says probing 'treasonous' rebuke of Mugabe by veterans
    AFP

    Zimbabwe says probing 'treasonous' rebuke of Mugabe by veterans

    In a rare public rebuke of the long-time president, the war veterans issued a statement on Thursday decrying Mugabe's "dictatorial tendencies" and for presiding over a declining economy. The veterans of the country's 1970s liberation war and staunch allies of Mugabe vowed they would

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  • Police attacked near Paris, cars torched over death in custody
    AFP

    Police attacked near Paris, cars torched over death in custody

    Beaumont-sur-Oise (France) (AFP) - Protesters furious over the death of a young man in custody attacked police and burnt cars in a fourth night of unrest in northern suburbs of Paris. Ten people were arrested and four officers slightly injured in the violence in Beaumont-sur-Oise and two other towns

  • Munich gunman 'obsessed' with mass killings, had links to Breivik
    AFP

    Munich gunman 'obsessed' with mass killings, had links to Breivik

    The lone teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers such as Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday. Europe reacted in shock to the third attack on the continent

  • Rosberg on top in final Hungarian GP practice, Hamilton labours
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    Rosberg on top in final Hungarian GP practice, Hamilton labours

    World championship leader Nico Rosberg made the most of continued troubles for his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by topping the times in Saturday's final practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The 31-year-old German, who leads reigning champion Hamilton by just one point ahead of Sundayâ s