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Army officer reported hurt in Damascus suicide bombing; army denies it

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AMMAN (Reuters) - A senior Syrian army officer was wounded in a suicide bombing in a central Damascus district on Monday, a monitoring group said, though the military denied the report.  



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Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

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The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led...(more) 



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Egypt sentences five to death for police killings

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The officers were killed in an attack on a police station in Kerdasa, on the outskirts of Cairo, on August 14, 2013 -- the same day that police killed hundreds of demonstrators in clashes as they dismantled two massive pro-Morsi protest camps in the capital. Rights...(more) 




Gunmen open fire outside TX 'Prophet Muhammad' art contest

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A police officer was wounded in a shootout with two men who were killed outside a controversial contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb, officials said Sunday night. The exhibit was organized by the New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative run...(more) 



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Spain rescues 21 migrants in boat off south coast

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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police intercepted and rescued 21 migrants in a boat off the southern coast early on Monday, a police source said. The men rescued were in good health and all believed to be from north Africa. They were picked up 16 nautical miles...(more) 



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Israeli guards shoot Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem: police

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Israeli security guards shot and wounded a Palestinian who tried to stab one of them on Monday at a light railway station in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, police said. "He attempted to stab one of the guards," a police spokeswoman said. "The security guards fired in the...(more) 



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Two U.N. peacekeepers wounded by Syria mortars on Golan Heights

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Mortar bombs launched from Syria wounded two United Nations peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Monday, the Israeli military said, in what appeared to be stray fire from Syrian civil war fighting. A military spokeswoman said the peacekeepers were taken for treatment at an Israeli...(more) 



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Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential run: Why it matters

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USA TODAY's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page lists four reasons Ben Carson is worth watching in the 2016 presidential race.          



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2 UN men hit by Syria fire on Israeli-held Golan: army

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Two UN peacekeepers were wounded on Monday when mortar rounds fired from Syria hit their base in the Israeli-held sector of the Golan Heights, an army spokesman said. Two UN peacekeeping soldiers were evacuated to Israel for medical care," Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner wrote on his...(more) 



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Palestinian shot after alleged Jerusalem stabbing attempt

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Israeli security guards shot and wounded a Palestinian after he allegedly tried to stab people waiting at a light railway station in east Jerusalem, police said on Monday. The attacker, whom police identified as a 35-year-old Palestinian from Shuafat refugee camp in annexed east Jerusalem, was...(more) 



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2 coast guard men, village chief, abducted in Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say gunmen clad in military uniform have abducted two Philippine coast guard personnel and a village chief on a southern island then sped away in two motorboats. 



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Pakistan police: Bus crash death toll climbs to 13

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police officer says the death toll from an accident in which a minibus struck a power line and burst into flames has climbed to 13 after five people died at hospitals overnight. 



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