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Japanese police raid house of knife attack suspect

SAGAMIHARA, Japan Japanese police on Wednesday raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people and wounding dozens at a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. | Video

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Police tighten security at Geneva airport after French tip-off

GENEVA Police tightened security at Geneva's Cointrin airport on Wednesday after a French tip-off about a possible bomb threat.

7:22am EDT

Indonesia president puts ex-general, popular World Bank leader in cabinet

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo pleased market reform advocates on Wednesday by bringing home the World Bank's managing director to be finance minister and upset human rights activists by naming a controversial ex-general as security chief.

U.N. calls for humanitarian truce in Yemen's Taiz province

DUBAI The United Nations called for a humanitarian truce in the Yemeni province of Taiz after government forces captured a town from Iran-allied Houthi militia in heavy fighting that has spurred allegations of war crimes.

United Nations, Yemen 6:53am EDT

Israeli forces kill Hamas militant in West Bank raid

JERUSALEM Israeli troops shot dead a Hamas fighter on Wednesday who the military said was responsible for an attack that killed a rabbi in a drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank earlier this month.

3:28am EDT

Bahrain Shi'ite cleric goes on trial for money laundering

DUBAI The spiritual leader of Bahrain's Shi'ite Muslim majority went on trial on Wednesday on charges of collecting donations illegally and money laundering in a case that has increased tensions in the Western-allied Gulf Arab state.

Davos 7:33am EDT

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