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Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance. | Video

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Japanese police raid house of knife attack suspect

SAGAMIHARA, Japan Japanese police on Wednesday raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people and wounding dozens of others at a facility for disabled in a small town near Tokyo, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. | Video

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Venezuela government aims to sink Maduro recall, opposition protests

CARACAS Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government sought on Tuesday to scupper a push by the opposition to oust him this year via a referendum, while his opponents called for protests.

Jul 26 2016

Kerry to meet Philippines' Duterte on cooperation, China talks

MANILA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on Wednesday to discuss his new government's priorities as well as possible dialogue with China on resolving tensions over the South China Sea.

China Jul 26 2016

Mexico opposition blasts stats agency for changes in poverty survey

MEXICO CITY Opposition lawmakers criticized Mexico's independent statistics agency on Tuesday for changes in polling techniques in a survey that suggested income among the poorest Mexicans had jumped by a third.

Mexico Jul 26 2016

Indonesia's president appoints World Bank's Sri Mulyani as finance minister

JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Wednesday appointed World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the country's new finance minister, among a wider cabinet reshuffle aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team.

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