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Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack

DUBAI - A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers during Friday prayers in a packed Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group.

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Irish vote on gay marriage in landmark referendum

DUBLIN - The Irish voted on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage, just two decades after decriminalizing homosexuality, with a strong early turnout likely to favor the 'Yes' side. | Video

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Soldier kidnapped by suspected Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai

CAIRO - Suspected Islamist militants kidnapped an Egyptian soldier in the restive North Sinai province on Friday, security sources said.

Egypt 12:32pm EDT

Netherlands plans to ban full-face veil in public places

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government on Friday agreed to introduce a partial ban on the wearing of the full-face veil in public places, the Home Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

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Accused arms smuggler left Tunisia for Italy before museum attack: official

TUNIS/MILAN - A Moroccan man supplied arms for a March attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum and then boarded a migrant boat for Italy, where he is now held, a Tunisian government official said on Friday.

Italy, Tunisia 1:02pm EDT

Two killed in grenade attack in Burundi capital

BUJUMBURA - Two people were killed when three grenades went off in a market in the Burundi capital on Friday, a Reuters witness said.

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