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Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

MUNICH 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. | Video

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CHENGDU, China The world's leading economies will do more to lift global growth and share the benefits more broadly, top policymakers said on Saturday as they sought to deal with fallout from Britain's Brexit vote and counter dissatisfaction with globalization.

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack, 80 dead

KABUL 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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FBI led Brazil to suspected militants mulling Olympic attack: prosecutor

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Russian balloonist sets world record for circumnavigation

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Silicon Valley leads avalanche of quarterly reports

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Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks

DALLAS The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.

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

PARIS 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.