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Knife attacker in Japan kills 19 in their sleep at disabled center

SAGAMIHARA, Japan 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 since World War Two. | Video

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Russia, Turkey reach 'political decision' on TurkStream, nuclear power plant: agencies

MOSCOW A political decision has been taken to continue work on the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project and the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, Russian news agencies cited Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci as saying on Tuesday.

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North Korea says decision on nuclear tests depends on U.S.: Yonhap

SEOUL North Korea's Foreign Minister said on Tuesday whether it conducted more nuclear tests depended on the United States, but Washington had destroyed the possibility of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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Suicide bombers hit peacekeeping base in Somali capital, 13 dead: police

MOGADISHU Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union's main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al Shabaab.

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Pakistan arrests two over suggestions army seize power

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistani authorities have arrested two men in different parts of the country for suggesting that the army seize power from the civilian government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, police said on Tuesday.

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U.N. aims for next Syria peace talks at end August

GENEVA U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday he aimed to convene a new round of Syria peace talks toward the end of August, quietly scrapping a previous timeline while putting down a new deadline for a U.S.-Russia deal to support the talks.

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