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Elderly priest killed in French church, attack claimed by Islamic State

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Assailants loyal to Islamic State forced an elderly priest to his knees before slitting his throat and took several worshippers hostage in a French church on Tuesday before police shot the attackers dead. | Video

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U.S. says backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

VIENTIANE U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month.

China, South China Sea 1:41pm EDT

13 people killed in Somali suicide bombing claimed by al Shabaab

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

Africa, United Nations 1:45pm EDT

UK PM May says strong will on both sides to preserve free movement with Ireland

LONDON Strong will exists in both Britain and Ireland to preserve free movement between the countries following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday after meeting her Irish counterpart.

Ireland 10:14am EDT

From Beirut to Baghdad, 'useless' bomb detectors guard against disaster

BEIRUT/BAGHDAD At a checkpoint in central Beirut, a guard checks a small truck for explosives. He is manning the last security barrier before Lebanon's parliament building 100 meters away, and relying on a bomb detector that experts say is useless.

Serbia, Croatia trade protest notes over rehabilitation of Catholic cardinal

BELGRADE Serbia and Croatia, ex-Yugoslav neighbors and wartime foes from the 1990s, traded protests on Tuesday over a Croatian move to rehabilitate a World War Two Catholic cleric whom Serbia still views as a war criminal.

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