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Chainsaw attacker targets insurer in Swiss rampage, still on run

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland A chainsaw-wielding loner who mostly lived in the woods stormed into an insurance office in a Swiss town on Monday, wounding two members of staff and three other people before fleeing, police said. | Video

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Russia ready to help mediate in Qatar row if asked: Lavrov

MOSCOW Russia is ready to help mediate in the dispute between Qatar and Arab states if approached, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview released on Monday.

Russia, United Nations 12:41pm EDT

Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

KABUL A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks.

9:01am EDT

Turkey's Erdogan ends Gulf tour with no progress reported on Qatar crisis

DOHA Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan left Qatar on Monday after two days in the Gulf trying to mediate in the worst row among Arab states for years but there was no sign he had made any progress.

Turkey 1:03pm EDT

Israel cites self-defense in Amman embassy shooting

JERUSALEM/AMMAN An Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who stabbed him with a screwdriver in the Amman mission compound in an incident in which a Jordanian bystander was also killed, Israel said on Monday.

Israel, Jordan 9:41am EDT

Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

CAIRO Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.

1:20pm EDT

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