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Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria

JERUSALEM Israel said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria's civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

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Oil truck explosion kills 146 people in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 146 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it ignited, government officials and rescue workers said. | Video

8:17am EDT

Merkel's SPD rivals rally in search of German election rebound

DORTMUND/BERLIN, Germany Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) rallied behind their leader on Sunday, agreeing policies on investment, social justice and Europe that they hope will reverse a slump in opinion polls and end Angela Merkel's 12-year hold on power in a September vote.

Germany 12:16pm EDT

Israel freezes plan for mixed-sex Jewish prayer site at Western Wall

JERUSALEM Israel's government formally suspended plans on Sunday for a mixed-gender prayer space at Jerusalem's Western Wall, bowing to opposition from Orthodox Jewish politicians to reforms at one of Judaism's holiest sites.

Israel 12:27pm EDT

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

MOSUL, Iraq People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over.

Iraq 10:16am EDT

U.S. urges Arab states to reach resolution in dispute

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Qatar and the four Arab states that imposed a boycott on their tiny but wealthy neighbor should sit down together in order to try to reach a resolution.

11:44am EDT

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