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China calls for explanation after Paris police fatally shoot Chinese man

PARIS/BEIJING French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering rioting in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a sharp reaction from Beijing.

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IATA criticizes Trump administration electronics ban as ineffective

MONTREAL An international airline trade organization on Tuesday denounced the Trump administration ban on some electronics on direct flights from several Muslim-majority countries, criticizing the policy as a move toward "more restricted borders and protectionism."

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U.S. probably had role in Mosul blast that killed civilians: U.S. general

WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in Iraq on Tuesday acknowledged the likelihood that the U.S.-led coalition had a role in blasts in Mosul that killed civilians this month but said an investigation was underway and that Islamic State may also be to blame.

Iraq 1:34pm EDT

South Africa's Gordhan breaks off roadshow, says he's still finance minister

JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan abandoned an investor roadshow and flew home on Tuesday on the orders of President Jacob Zuma, triggering speculation about his future that weakened the country's currency and bonds. | Video

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Guns silent as engineers work to ease pressure on Syrian dam

TABQA DAM, Syria Syrian engineers worked on Tuesday to open spillways and ease pressure on a major dam across the Euphrates River, amid a pause in a U.S.-backed assault to capture it from Islamic State, a Reuters witness said.

Syria, 11:21am EDT

Congo forces fire shots to ward off protests after talks fizzle

KINSHASA Congolese police fired shots and tear gas on Tuesday to ward off protesters after Catholic bishops pulled out of their mediation role in talks meant to pave the way for President Joseph Kabila to step down after an election.

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