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The Latest: Bomber received 2 deportation orders
ANSBACH, Germany (AP) -- The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany in the past week (all times local):...

Iraq: Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint, killing 14 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint outside a Shiite town north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said....

Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast
BAGHDAD (AP) -- For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad's many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved. If it pointed at the car, it had supposedly detected a possible bomb....

Kerry meets Southeast Asia ministers after Chinese win
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday stressed the importance of complying with a rules-based international system in a meeting with his counterparts from South East Asia shortly after they were unable to agree on a statement criticizing China for territorial expansion in the South China Sea....

The Latest: Kerry meets with his Southeast Asia counterparts
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- The Latest on the meeting in Laos of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):...

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese military court on Monday sentenced a former top general to life in prison for taking bribes, concluding China's highest-level prosecution of a military figure in decades....

Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12
ANSBACH, Germany (AP) -- A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany, authorities said Monday. It was the fourth attack to shake Germany in a week - three of them carried out by recent immigrants....

Philippine leader declares ceasefire with communist rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effectively immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly violence and foster the resumption of peace talks....

Ukraine's Georgian corruption fighter sets his sights higher
ODESSA, Ukraine (AP) -- Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has brought his corruption-fighting record to his job as governor of the Odessa region in Ukraine....

Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel....

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The Latest: Bomber received 2 deportation orders

Latin America/Caribbean
Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti

Middle East
US-backed fighters renew offer for IS to leave Syrian town