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Islamic State says it's behind attack that killed 44 in northern Syria

A twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria's state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. Media reports said a truck loaded with...

Malawi man arrested after describing paid sex with young girls

Malawi police on Tuesday arrested a man who said he was hired by families to have sex with more than 100 young women, including children, in what was described as ritual cleansing. President Peter Mutharika ordered the arrest of Eric Aniva, who told local and international media he had been paid...

Before stabbing 19 disabled people to death near Tokyo, attacker boasted of a 'revolution' in a letter

A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage early Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death. When he was...

French police fatally shoot 2 attackers who took hostages in a Normandy church

 A French security official says police have killed two attackers who used knives to seize hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen. The official said the identities of the attackers and motive for the attack on Tuesday are unclear. Interior Minister Bernard Cazenevue is en route to...

19 dead, 20 injured in knife attack outside Tokyo, news agency says

The Kyodo news agency is reporting that 19 people are dead and 20 injured following a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo. A knife-wielding man attacked a facility for the disabled and then turned himself in, police said. This story will be updated. ALSO Germany on edge after recent violence...

Southeast Asian nations give weak rebuke to China over South China Sea dispute

Southeast Asian nations have delivered a watered-down rebuke to China for its territorial expansion in the South China Sea, in a diplomatic victory for China. After deadlocked negotiations among the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the grouping issued a joint statement...

Syrian man blows himself up near an open-air music festival in Germany; 12 injured

A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official said early Monday. "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others,"...

Man kills woman with machete in Germany, is arrested

German media are reporting that a man with a machete killed a woman and injured two other people in the southwestern city of Reutlingen before being arrested by police. Bild and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspapers both reported Sunday that the reason for the attack in the city south of Stuttgart...

Suicide bomber kills at least 14 at Baghdad checkpoint

A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said.  The bomber, who was on foot, detonated his device at one of the busy entrances of the Shiite district of Kadhimiyah, killing at least 10 civilians and four policemen,...

Deadly blast strikes demonstrators in Kabul 

An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday, causing multiple casualties, according to officials and witnesses.  The marchers were ethnic Hazaras demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province....

Shots fired at shopping center in Munich, 'multiple' deaths expected

Police said they expect there will be multiple people dead in a shooting at a shopping mall in Munich, and they are hunting for the shooter or shooters, the German news agency dpa reported Friday. The Bavarian Interior Ministry confirmed at least one dead and multiple people hurt at Olympia Einkaufszentrum...

Mugabe loyalists make surprise break with Zimbabwe leader

Veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war made a significant break with President Robert Mugabe for the first time Thursday, calling him dictatorial, manipulative and egocentric.  The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Assn. has been a pillar of support for the 92-year-old leader for decades,...

Russia loses appeal against Olympic track and field ban

Russia lost its appeal Thursday against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision which could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month's games in Rio de Janeiro. The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal of 68 Russian athletes seeking...

Islamic State claims responsibility for German train ax attack

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a train in Germany that injured at least five people. The claim was posted on the group's Aamaq news agency on Tuesday. It came just hours after a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker attacked passengers with an ax and knife on a train near...

At least 26 are killed in Taiwan after tour bus bursts in flames, media reports

Taiwanese media reports say 26 people were killed after a tour bus burst into flames on a busy highway. The official Central News Agency says the accident took place shortly after noon on Tuesday on the No. 2 national highway in Taoyuan county, south of the capital, Taipei. Media reports said those...

Philippines rejects China's offer to talk 'outside of' court's ruling on South China Sea

The Philippines' top diplomat said Tuesday he had rejected a Chinese offer to hold talks "outside of and in disregard" of an international tribunal's ruling last week that debunked Beijing's claim to ownership of virtually the entire South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said he...

Police kill attacker who slashed passengers on German train

Police say multiple people have been injured after a man slashed them on a train in southern Germany before being shot to death by police. The dpa news agency reported that Wuerzburg police said Monday that the man attacked passengers on a regional train in Bavaria with "blunt and slashing" weapons...

Brother of slain Pakistani model confesses to honor killing, police say

Pakistani police say the brother of slain model Qandeel Baloch has confessed to strangling her to death for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook.  Baloch had stirred controversy by posting pictures online of herself with a prominent Muslim cleric. She was found dead...

Turkish military says it has 'fully seized control' of the country

Turkey's armed forces "fully seized control" of the country Friday, according to a statement from the military published by a Turkish news agency, as gunfire was heard outside military headquarters, fighter jets buzzed over the capital and vehicles blocked two major bridges in Istanbul. The prime...

At least 60 dead as truck slams into crowd of revelers in Nice, France, attack

A truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday in what officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. The president of the Nice region says at least 60 people were...

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