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Syrian blows himself up outside German music festival, 12 wounded

ANSBACH, Germany A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago blew himself up on Sunday outside a crowded music festival, injuring 12 people in the country's fourth violent attack on members of the public in less than a week.

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Afghan teenager met Munich gunman just before attack: prosecutor

MUNICH A 16-year-old Afghan youth who was arrested on Sunday had been in contact via WhatsApp with an 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich two days earlier and also met him just before the attack, Bavarian officials said.

Afghanistan 7:34am EDT

Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N.

KABUL Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, the United Nations reported on Monday, just days after one of the deadliest attacks ever in Kabul.

French government backs minister engulfed by row over Nice attack security

PARIS France's government closed ranks around Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Monday amid an intensifying dispute over allegations his staff tried to alter a report into policing on the night of the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice.

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China jails former top military officer for life in graft case

BEIJING A military court in China on Monday jailed for life a former top military officer for corruption, stripping him of his title of general and seizing his assets, the latest prosecution in President Xi Jinping's drive against graft in the armed forces.

China 7:43am EDT

China says South Korea's THAAD anti-missile decision harms foundation of trust

BEIJING/SEOUL Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has criticized South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defense system to counter threats from North Korea, saying it harmed the foundation of their trust.

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