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  • Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties
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    Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

    By Joern Poltz and Karin Strohecker MUNICH (Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. Seven of his victims were themselves teenagers, who police

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  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack, 80 dead
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    Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack, 80 dead

    By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State. "Two fighters from Islamic

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

  • 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
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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.

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    UK's Hammond: Brexit path might be clearer later this year

    British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday that uncertainty about how the country will leave the European Union could be eased later this year once the negotiating positions of both sides become clearer. "What will start to reduce uncertainty is when we are able to set out more clearly

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    Top Asian News 7:55 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 massive. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns

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    No signs yet Brexit having economic impact on Europe: Weidmann

    CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - There are no signs yet that economic development in Europe has been affected by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, but risks from Brexit could impact German growth down the line, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said on Sunday. Weidmann, speaking in China

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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 night and was threatening homes and commercial structures, fire officials

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  • Suicide bomber kills at least 12 in north Baghdad: officials
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    Suicide bomber kills at least 12 in north Baghdad: officials

    A suicide bomber struck near a checkpoint in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi security and medical officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State jihadist group carries out frequent suicide bombings targeting

  • Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack
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    Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group.

  • G20 nations warn of Brexit risk to global growth
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    G20 nations warn of Brexit risk to global growth

    Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightens risks for the world economy, finance chiefs from the G20 group of leading countries said Sunday. The outcome of last month's referendum "adds to the uncertainty in the global economy", they said in a communique after a meeting in

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    Iraq: Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 11 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 11 people, Iraqi officials said.

  • China rolls out world's largest amphibious aircraft
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    China rolls out world's largest amphibious aircraft

    BEIJING (AP) — An official news agency says China has unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft that Beijing plans to use for marine missions and fighting forest fires.

  • No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row _ for now
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    No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row _ for now

    VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asia's main grouping failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate that officials said they hope to resolve in further closed-door parleys on Sunday.

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    Kurdish militants kill policeman in eastern Turkey

    Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli overnight, killing one police officer and wounding two others, the provincial governor's office said on Sunday. Fighters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attacked the checkpoint with rocket launchers

  • Turkish president gains upper hand in power struggle
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    Turkish president gains upper hand in power struggle

    By Samia Nakhoul and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path. Since a failed

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    Blast in northwest Baghdad kills six, sources say

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least six people were killed and 20 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at the entrance to Kadhimiya, a mostly Shi'ite Muslim district in northwest Baghdad, police and medical sources said on Sunday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but

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  • Iran condemns Kabul twin blasts, urges unity
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    Iran condemns Kabul twin blasts, urges unity

    Tehran (AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islamic State group that ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in the Afghan capital, killing at least 80.

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    Saudi official makes rare Jerusalem visit, meets Israelis

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Foreign Ministry says a senior official has met with a visiting former military general from Saudi Arabia. The meeting marks a rare public engagement between countries that have no official relations.

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    Sharks win 15th NRL match in a row to move back into 1st

    SYDNEY (AP) — The first-place Cronulla Sharks rolled to their 15th consecutive victory, beating the last-place Newcastle Knights 36-4 to pull two points ahead of the Melbourne Storm in their back-and-forth tussle for top spot in the National Rugby League.