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Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

MUNICH — The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before ...

Secretary of State Kerry seeks diplomacy to ease tensions with China

PARIS — Secretary of State John Kerry will urge Southeast Asian nations in meetings in Laos this week to explore diplomatic ways to ease tensions ...

Death toll from flooding in China tops 170

BEIJING — More than 170 people died and more than 100 were missing after heavy rains touched off floods and landslides in China last week, ...

Failed Turkey coup heightens nuclear concerns

A little more than 100 miles from the territory held by the Islamic State, there is a little piece of Americana. It has an eight-lane ...

Beset by food insecurity, terrorism, women in Cameroon turn to rock crushing for money

MAROUA, Cameroon — In a northern Cameroon town menaced by food insecurity and suicide bombers, women as old as 85 are spending long, grueling days ...

Iraq's military digs trenches to limit Fallujah access

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State group last month: ...

IS attack on Afghan protest kills at least 80, wounds 231

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his ...

Floods kill at least 112 across China, leave scores missing

BEIJING — Torrential rains that swept through China this week have left at least 112 people dead and 91 others missing, various provincial governments reported ...

U.S. warns no easy fix for Iraq bombings

WASHINGTON — The director of the Pentagon agency devoted to stopping improvised bombings is in Baghdad this week meeting with Iraqi officials, but U.S. military ...

Brexit deals heavy hit to UK economy

LONDON — Britain's economy appears to be shrinking at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis as a result of the vote to leave ...

Turkey criticizes U.S. over cleric

ISTANBUL — A top Turkish official on Friday accused the United States of "standing up for savages" by not immediately handing over a U.S.-based Muslim ...

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead

MUNICH — Munich police gave a "cautious all clear" early Saturday morning, more than seven hours after a gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping ...

Vaccine scandal highlights Indonesian health system woes

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A scandal over fake vaccines given to children prompted angry and confused parents to physically attack a doctor in the Indonesian capital ...

Turkish city streets are calm after emergency declaration

ISTANBUL — The streets of Turkey's major cities were calm Friday, a day after Turkish lawmakers responded to an attempted coup by approving a three-month ...

Indian air force plane with 29 missing over Bay of Bengal

NEW DELHI — The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the ...

Search for Flight MH370 to be suspended, possibly forever

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely ...

Thai police detain British writer's wife over royal photos

BANGKOK — Police raided the Bangkok home of a British journalist's wife and questioned her for several hours Friday in connection with his social media ...

Police ask Nice to delete surveillance images of attack

PARIS — Authorities in Nice are protesting against a request from French anti-terror police to delete surveillance camera images of last week's deadly truck attack, ...

Turkish lawmakers give Erdogan sweeping new powers

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish lawmakers declared a three-month state of emergency Thursday, overwhelmingly approving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's request for sweeping new powers to expand ...

Attack in Nice planned for months, prosecutor says

PARIS — The man who plowed a truck into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in the Riviera city of Nice last week — killing ...