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2 attackers, 1 hostage killed in Normandy church attack
PARIS (AP) -- Two attackers seized hostages in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on Tuesday, killing one hostage by slitting their throat before being killed by police, a security official said....

Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people
SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) -- A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, police said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death....

Letter by man accused of Japan stabbing carried a warning
The 26-year-old man accused of carrying out a mass stabbing Tuesday at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 people dead had written a letter in February to parliament's lower house speaker, outlining what was similar to Tuesday's attack, and expressing his disturbing views. A translation follows:...

2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the U.N. Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven U.N. guards, Somali police officials said....

Jordan deal with donors means legal work for Syria refugees
RAMTHA, Jordan (AP) -- Syrian refugee Fawaz al-Jasem used to drop his tools and run when he saw police approaching the farm in northern Jordan where he has been picking vegetables for the past three years....

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago....

Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy....

The Latest: Prosecutors look at accomplices in Ansbach
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local):...

German refugee policy under fire after a week of bloodshed
BERLIN (AP) -- Four attacks in a week - three of them carried out by asylum seekers - have left Germany on edge and Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies of welcoming refugees under renewed criticism....

UN weather agency: 54 Celsius in Kuwait may be Asian record
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. weather agency says it suspects a 54-degree Celsius (129.2 Fahrenheit) temperature recorded in Kuwait has set a record for the eastern hemisphere....

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Africa
2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

Asia
The Latest: Hearses arrive at site of Japan knife attack

Europe
Russia's Lavrov hopes Russia-US talks will help Syria truce

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexico finds water tunnel under Pakal tomb in Palenque

Middle East
Palestinians to sue Britain over 1917 pledge on Jewish state