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German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich, then himself: police

MUNICH An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. | Video

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Islamic State said to shun withdrawal offer in surrounded Syrian city

BEIRUT Islamic State appeared to have shunned an offer for its fighters to withdraw safely from the Syrian city of Manbij and clashes with U.S.-backed forces raged ahead of its expiry, a spokesman for Washington-backed forces said on Saturday.

Syria 4:59am EDT

UK's Cameron made last-ditch pre-vote appeal to Merkel over immigration: BBC

LONDON Days before Britain's referendum on whether to leave the European Union, former Prime Minister David Cameron made an appeal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for limits on the free movement of people, the BBC reported on Saturday.

5:31am EDT

A photographer's challenge: Libyan forces battle for Islamic State stronghold

SIRTE, Libya "When everyone shouts 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Great) I know that a tank or a cannon will fire."

Libya 7:17am EDT

Zimbabwe threatens "traitorous" war veterans after Mugabe attack

HARARE Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and vowed to identify its unnamed authors and put them on trial.

Africa 7:00am EDT

Former Argentina leader slams corruption probes as political plot

EL CALAFATE, Argentina Facing corruption probes that threaten to land her behind bars, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez described her growing legal troubles as part of a "persecution" of progressive Latin American leaders that has boosted the right in the region.

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