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Munich gunman raised locally, no ties to Islamic State

MUNICH A German-Iranian teenager who killed nine people and then himself in Munich had undergone psychiatric treatment and was in all probability a lone gunman who had no Islamist militant ties, police said on Saturday. | Video

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Trench cuts off Iraq's Falluja from the north following IS defeat

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces are digging a trench on the northern outskirts of Falluja a month after taking it back from Islamic State, security officials said on Saturday, raising concerns about repopulating the deserted city.

Iraq 8:00am EDT

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

ASEAN in discord ahead of meeting with top China, U.S. diplomats

VIENTIANE Southeast Asian nations were thrown into disarray after Cambodia on Saturday blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, diplomats said.

China 8:37am 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

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.

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