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Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday.

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Car bomb kills seven civilians in Egypt's North Sinai: army

CAIRO Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed by a car bomb that exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, Egypt's army spokesman said.

Egypt 4:10am EDT

Turkey's Erdogan rails against 'agents', fuelling Germany dispute

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan stoked a dispute with NATO ally Germany on Tuesday, warning of Western agents "roaming free" in Turkey and telling those who threaten the country with embargoes to be ready for the consequences.

Germany, Turkey 8:37am EDT

China urges halt to oil drilling in disputed South China Sea

BEIJING China's Foreign Ministry has urged a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea, where Spanish oil company Repsol had been operating in cooperation with Vietnam.

Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard to return to court: Daily Mail

LONDON The parents of terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will return to the London High Court on Tuesday for a hearing to decide whether their son should have his life support withdrawn at home or in hospital, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on its website.

9:00am EDT

Exclusive: Sri Lanka's cabinet 'clears port deal' with China firm after concerns addressed

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's cabinet cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday, the government said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the island nation.

China, Japan 8:44am EDT

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