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Japan official says 19 in 'cardiac arrest' after knife attack

TOKYO Nineteen people are "in a state of cardiac arrest" after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, a prefectural official said on Tuesday.

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Israel says aircraft strikes in Syria after errant Syrian fire

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Israeli aircraft attacked a target in Syria on Monday after errant fire from fighting among factions in Syria struck inside Israel, Israel's military said.

Syria, Israel 5:06pm EDT

Car bomb wounds several in Syrian capital: state media

AMMAN An explosives-laden car blew up on Monday in a heavily policed district in the center of the Syrian capital Damascus, causing injuries and extensive damage, state media said.

6:06pm EDT

Nine militants killed in police raid in Bangladesh

DHAKA Nine militants were killed in a police operation on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka on Tuesday, a senior police official said.

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Ship hits wall of Panama Canal, renews design concerns

HOUSTON A Chinese container ship hit a wall of the new lane of the Panama Canal, a Canal Authority official and a local ship agent said on Monday, the third such incident since the expanded waterway opened one month ago amid design concerns.

China 6:20pm EDT

Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil: reports

SAO PAULO The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais ($36.5 million) in ransom, according to reports in a leading Brazilian news magazine.

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