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  • Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers
    Reuters

    Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers

    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters. The attacks

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  • Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists
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    Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists

    The girls were charged with obstructing the referendum process and destroying public property after tearing down the lists posted outside a school, said Damrong Phetpong, police commander in the northern province of Kamphaeng Phet. The referendum will be the first big test of the public's opinion

  • Venezuela first lady's nephews confessed to drug scheme, U.S. says
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    Venezuela first lady's nephews confessed to drug scheme, U.S. says

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, who face charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, confessed to U.S. agents after being arrested in November to being involved in the drug scheme, newly-filed court records state. Details of the confessions

  • 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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    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,

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    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
    Associated Press

    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.

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    Top Asian News 4:47 a.m. GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread that Indian troops had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group on July 8, the public response was spontaneous and unprecedented. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in

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    Tiger mauls woman to death in Chinese wildlife park

    BEIJING (AP) — Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing mauled a woman to death and wounded another when they stepped out of their car in an enclosure, a Chinese state-run newspaper said.

  • Crawford beats Postol in title unification fight
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    Crawford beats Postol in title unification fight

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terence Crawford was so sure of his victory Saturday night that he spent part of the final round with his hands at his side, taunting Viktor Postol.

  • ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row
    Associated Press

    ASEAN split on how to deal with China in South China Sea row

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire.

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  • AP EXPLAINS: For 69 years, Kashmir is torn by deadly strife
    Associated Press

    AP EXPLAINS: For 69 years, Kashmir is torn by deadly strife

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread that Indian troops had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group on July 8, the public response was spontaneous and unprecedented. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in

  • Associated Press

    Thousands attend funeral for slain critic of Cambodia leader

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Cambodians have marched in the funeral procession for a leading government critic who was fatally shot in an attack that raised suspicion of a political conspiracy.

  • Valentina Shevchenk stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago
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    Valentina Shevchenk stuns Holly Holm at UFC Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A traumatic start at Valentina Shevchenko's training camp didn't deter her from pulling off another shocking upset in the UFC women's bantamweight division.

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  • Venus Williams holds off Riske, reaches Stanford final
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    Venus Williams holds off Riske, reaches Stanford final

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams is having such a blast with her tennis again at age 36, she has many more tournament titles in mind before she's done.

  • Tunisia dissident opens new party congress
    AFP

    Tunisia dissident opens new party congress

    Tunisian dissident Mohsen Marzouk opened a congress of his new party, rejecting religion in politics and vowing to be a force for change. Marzouk launched the Tounes Movement Project in March, basing his policies on those of independence leader Habib Bourguiba. More than 3,000 people attended Saturday

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    Top Asian News 3:50 a.m. GMT

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping opened a meeting of their foreign ministers Sunday, deeply divided on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea that has impacted some of its members and whipped up an increasing diplomatic quagmire. Laos is hosting

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    Snow beats Gilmour for 2nd Governor's Cup regatta title

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nevin Snow of San Diego won his second Governor's Cup title with a 2-0 victory Saturday against former two-time champion Sam Gilmour of Australia at the Balboa Yacht Club.

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    At age 37, Ivo Karlovic to face Monfils in Citi Open final

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even Ivo Karlovic willingly admits that whatever success he has on a tennis court is due mainly to his big serve.

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    Eli Tomac wins Washougal National

    WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) — Eli Tomac won the Washougal National on Saturday for his second overall Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship victory in the last three 450 Class events.

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    Residents flee as wildfire threatens homes in foothills near Los Angeles

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A fast-moving wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes in the drought-parched foothills northwest of Los Angeles had blackened some 20,000 acres by Saturday evening and was threatening homes, fire officials said. The so-called Sand

  • Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado
    Associated Press

    Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Thomas Sutherland, a teacher was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed in 1991 and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, has died.

  • South-east Asia bloc pushes for South China Sea breakthrough
    AFP

    South-east Asia bloc pushes for South China Sea breakthrough

    South-east Asian foreign ministers will hold crunch talks in communist Laos on Sunday at a summit already overshadowed by infighting over Beijing's sabre rattling in the South China Sea. The gathering in Vientiane is the first major regional talks since the UN-backed tribunal ruled earlier this