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Suicide bombers kill seven at peacekeeping base in Somalia

26 Jul 2016
Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said. The force of the explosions shattered windows at Mogadishu...
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Italy party head under fire for likening Chamber speaker to sex doll

26 Jul 2016
The outspoken leader of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party drew a chorus of criticism on Monday for comparing the woman speaker of the lower house of parliament to an inflatable sex doll. While Matteo Salvini addressed the...
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Knife attacker in Japan kills 19 in their sleep at disabled center

26 Jul 2016
A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19 patients as they slept, authorities said, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. At least 25 other residents were...
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Shooting at Florida nightclub teen party leaves two dead

25 Jul 2016
Shots erupted outside a party for teenagers at a Florida nightclub early on Monday, killing two people and wounding as many as 17 others in the latest burst of gun violence to wrack the state this summer, according to authorities. The...
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Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics

25 Jul 2016
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual...
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Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

25 Jul 2016
The head of the Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White...
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Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists

24 Jul 2016
Two 8-year-old girls in Thailand have been charged for violating campaigning rules ahead of a contentious referendum next month after tearing voter lists off a wall because they liked the pink paper they were printed on, police said on...
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Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

24 Jul 2016
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. The 18-year-old, born and raised locally, opened...
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack, 80 dead

24 Jul 2016
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....
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Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated

23 Jul 2016
Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday.  Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered...
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