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First U.S.-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting: sources

WASHINGTON - A member of a new Syrian force trained by the U.S. military was believed to have been killed in clashes last week with al Qaeda's Syria wing, in what would be the fledgling force's first battlefield casualty, U.S. officials said on Monday.

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Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed

BEIRUT - At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. | Video

Syria 11:15am EDT

Immigrants in Germany swell to record high 11 million

BERLIN - The number of immigrants living in Germany rose by 3.7 percent last year to a record high of 11 million and a fifth of the population is of a migrant background, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday.

Germany 3:33pm EDT

Sudan says Bashir plans to speak at U.N. summit in New York

UNITED NATIONS - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court on war crimes and genocide charges, is planning to travel to New York in September to speak at the United Nations, Sudan's deputy U.N. envoy said on Monday.

United Nations 7:31pm EDT

Kosovo votes for new war crimes court

PRISTINA - Kosovo's parliament voted to change the constitution on Monday and create a war crimes court, which the West wants to try ethnic Albanian former guerrillas for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting.

United Nations 6:29pm EDT

Brazil police arrest Lula minister in bribery scandal

CURITIBA, Brazil - Brazilian police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

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