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Islamist knifemen slit priest's throat in church in France

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a church service in France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, an attack that President Francois Hollande said showed the threat from Islamist militancy was greater than ever. | Video

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Bulgaria softens tone but still points finger at Russian aircraft

SOFIA Bulgaria toned down its criticism of Moscow on Tuesday, saying Russian aircraft had not been involved in violations of its air space but once again blamed Russia for not observing international norms in aviation.

Russia 1:59pm EDT

North Korea says decision on nuclear test depends on U.S.: Yonhap

SEOUL North Korea's foreign minister said on Tuesday that whether it conducted another nuclear test depended on the behavior of the United States, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

Patient shoots dead doctor in Berlin before killing himself

BERLIN A patient shot a doctor in a university clinic in Berlin on Tuesday before killing himself, but there were "no signs at all" of a link with Islamist militancy, police in the German capital said.

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U.N. warns South Sudan president over replacement of rival

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations warned South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday that any political appointments must be consistent with a peace deal that ended nearly two years of civil war after Kiir replaced his vice president and rival Riek Machar.

United Nations, Africa 2:47pm EDT

13 people killed in Somali suicide bombing claimed by al Shabaab

MOGADISHU Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union's main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Tuesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al Shabaab. | Video

Africa, United Nations 1:45pm EDT

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