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'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers: court papers

LONDON - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John', was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government.

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Australia bars travel to Mosul ahead of planned offensive

SYDNEY - Australia on Monday barred its citizens from traveling to Mosul in northern Iraq, in a push to combat what the government calls growing radicalization among young Australian Muslims, some of whom have fought overseas with militant groups.

Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.

Israel 6:25pm EST

U.S. special envoy meets Colombian peace teams for first time

HAVANA - The recently appointed U.S. special envoy to Colombian peace talks met with government and rebel negotiators for the first time on Sunday, holding separate sessions with each side, a Colombian government official said.

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North Korea, angered by drills, fires short-range missiles off coast

SEOUL - North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday, the South Korean military said, a move seen as a protest against annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States that were due to start hours later.

United Nations 10:16pm EST

Brazil cracks down on protesting truckers, most roads open

SAO PAULO - Brazilian police cracked down on striking truckers on Sunday, arresting protesters and ending roadblocks in all but two states after demonstrations turned violent and slowed food deliveries in Latin America's largest economy.

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