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Bavarian official: Ansbach attack suggests Islamist motive
ANSBACH, Germany (AP) -- Bavaria's top security official said Monday that he believes a failed asylum seeker who blew himself up and injured 12 people in the southern German town of Ansbach was driven by religious extremism....

China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- China scored a diplomatic victory Monday, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia's main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions....

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....

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians from Rio
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games....

The Latest: IOC VP: ruling was 'justice for clean athletes'
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The Latest from the IOC meeting on Russia's participation at the Rio Games (all times local):...

Intense airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo province hit 5 clinics
BEIRUT (AP) -- Government air raids struck at least five medical facilities in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks amid a siege by government forces, Syrian opposition activists said Sunday....

After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan soldiers....

Turkish opposition party denounces coup attempt
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's main opposition group, joined by some ruling party members, rallied Sunday in Istanbul to denounce a July 15 coup attempt, a rare show of unity that belies opposition unease over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crackdown since the failed uprising....

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice held talks in Beijing on Monday with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims in the South China Sea....

Protesting migrants ask EU leaders why borders are closed
HORGOS, Serbia (AP) -- A group of migrants and asylum-seekers who set off two days ago on a protest march toward Hungary reached the European Union-member state's border on Sunday, saying they want to ask European leaders why it is closed for the thousands fleeing war and poverty....

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Bavarian official: Ansbach attack suggests Islamist motive

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Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti

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