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German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich, then himself: police

MUNICH An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. | Video

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Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

WASHINGTON Skeptics in the U.S. government, European allies in the anti-Islamic State coalition and the main Syrian opposition, distrustful of Russia's intentions, are questioning Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria.

Russia, United Nations, Syria Jul 22 2016

EgyptAir Flight 804 broke up in midair after a fire: NY Times

Evidence gathered in an investigation into the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea in May shows the plane likely broke up in midair after a fire near or inside the cockpit that quickly overwhelmed the crew, according to Egyptian officials involved in the inquiry, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Jul 22 2016

Brazil holds terror suspects, seeks leads about possible Olympic threat

BRASILIA Brazil held 10 presumed Islamist militants in isolation cells at a maximum security jail on Friday as police combed their computers and mobile phones for information about possible threats to next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil Jul 22 2016

Russian balloonist sets world record for circumnavigation

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in a field on a private property in West Australia after setting a world record for circumnavigating the world solo in a hot air balloon.

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Mexico to investigate migrant children drowned off Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY Mexican prosecutors said on Friday they had begun investigating the death of three Central American migrant children who drowned off the country's Pacific coast earlier this week.

Jul 22 2016

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