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Militants on Sunday unleashed dual car bomb attacks in southern Iraq, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens, officials said, at a time when the country's government is struggling with mounting public unrest in the capital over delays in promised reform plans.

A police officer said two parked explosives-laden…

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Rafael Nadal arrives at the Madrid Masters with a chance to erase doubts about his form going into Roland Garros.

The former No. 1-ranked player has been playing well again and is coming off two straight titles, and another win at his home Masters, which will feature all the top-ranked…

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An explosion Sunday near a police station in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed a policeman and injured 13 other people, an official said.

Gov. Ali Yerlikaya of Gaziantep province said those injured in the blast at the entrance of the police station include at least nine policemen.…

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We’ve heard a lot about the recent devastating earthquake in Kumamoto, including various ways people are showing their support. While work is already underway to restore the region, it will still be some time until many of the hardest-hit areas are truly habitable again, and those who have had to…

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Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Sunday that a 63-year-old man and his 57-year-old wife died in an apparent murder-suicide on Saturday.

According to police, they received a call from the man at around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The man said he had shot himself in the stomach, Fuji TV reported.…

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Colorful carp streamers flutter in the wind with Tokyo Skytree in the background.

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan received an award in Germany on Saturday for his work promoting the phase-out of nuclear energy generation in Japan following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.

During an award ceremony at the Frankfurt city hall, former German Environment Minister Juergen Trittin praised Kan as a…

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The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.

Contested Aleppo, Syria's largest city and former commercial center, has been the…

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Iraqi forces launched a final assault Saturday to retake the Turkmen majority town of Bashir from the Islamic State jihadist group, Kurdish authorities said.

Pressure for an operation to retake the town had grown in March after IS launched a chemical attack from Bashir on the nearby town of Taza…

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Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.

"I am whispering to you, Zuma, wherever you are, those soldiers are going to turn their guns against you,"…

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