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Bangladeshi forces have stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant to end a hostage-taking by heavily armed militants early Saturday, killing six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners. The military said 20 of the hostages had been killed during the 10-hour standoff, and officials from Japan said seven of its citizens were unaccounted for....

A top Bangladesh military official says 20 hostages were killed in an attack on a Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage in a 10-hour standoff
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all times local):...

International mediators trying to promote Mideast peace say Israel's settlement expansion is eroding the viability of a Palestinian state and raises "legitimate questions" about its commitment to a two-state solution
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- International mediators trying to promote Mideast peace warned in a highly anticipated report Friday that Israel's settlement expansion is eroding the viability of a Palestinian state and raises "legitimate questions" about its commitment to a two-state solution....

Police say five people were killed and at least 20 were injured when a man entered a cafe in northern Serbia and sprayed the visitors with automatic gunfire
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A gunman killed five people and injured at least 20 others early Saturday when he opened fire with an automatic weapon in a crowded cafe in northern Serbia, police said. The suspect was arrested....

Britain's exit vote has sparked a new round of EU soul-searching _ just like the bloc faced in 2005 _ but it's unclear what it can do to reconnect with citizens
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Europe in turmoil. Britain dealing the European Union a heavy blow. People power causing the EU great angst over what its mission should be. Terror strikes in a major capital....

Even though Wales receives hundreds of millions annually in EU funding, most people voted for Britain to leave the EU. Puzzling many analysts, the 'leave' vote was strongest in areas that have arguably benefited the most from EU support
BRYNMAWR, Wales (AP) -- The modern highway connecting Brynmawr to other former coal-mining towns in South Wales was partly funded by the European Union, replacing a three-lane road known for deadly accidents. Other EU funds have been used to improve railway lines, open museums and regenerate dreary town centers shattered by the decline of heavy industry....

Nearly eight months ago, migrant worker Tin Nyo Win thought he was doing the right thing to help free his pregnant wife from slavery inside a Thai shrimp peeling shed
PATHUM THANI, Thailand (AP) -- Nearly eight months ago, migrant worker Tin Nyo Win thought he was doing the right thing - the only thing - to help free his pregnant wife from slavery inside a Thai shrimp peeling shed. He ran for help and prompted police to raid the business, freeing nearly 100 Burmese laborers, including children....

Polls have closed on the Australian east coast in general elections in which the ruling conservative coalition expected to lose ground as it seeks a second term after a divisive first three years in power
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Polls have closed on the Australian east coast on Saturday in general elections in which the ruling conservative coalition expected to lose ground as it seeks a second term after a divisive first three years in power....

Austria's highest court on Friday overturned the results of the country's presidential election and ordered a rerun, following claims of counting irregularities by the right-wing candidate who narrowly lost
VIENNA (AP) -- In a potential new challenge to European Union unity, Austria's highest court on Friday ordered a rerun of the country's presidential election, giving a right-wing euroskeptic candidate a second chance at the office after his narrow loss last month....

Attention is focusing on whether a Chechen extremist was involved in the suicide attacks that killed 44 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Attention focused Friday on whether a Chechen extremist known to be a top lieutenant in the Islamic State group was involved in the suicide attacks that killed 44 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport....

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Africa
An international conflict research group says South Sudan is at risk of falling back into full-scale war, just two months after the government and rebels formed a coalition government aimed at ending more than two years of conflict

Asia
Bangladeshi forces have stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners

Europe
Sweden's Social Democratic government says it is supporting the sale of state-owned Vattenfall AB's four coal mines, considered a major source of greenhouse gases, and its mining assets in Germany to Czech investors.

Latin America/Caribbean
AP PHOTOS: Animals by the hundreds are being set free as Buenos Aires closes its 140-year-old Palermo zoo

Middle East
The Pentagon says two senior Islamic State group commanders were killed in a U.S. airstrike in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on June 25


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