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When news spread that Indian troops had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group on July 8, the public response was spontaneous and unprecedented
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- When news spread that Indian troops had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group on July 8, the public response was spontaneous and massive. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns and villages across the Himalayan region, hurling rocks and bricks and clashing with Indian troops....

After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive that will see American troops back working more closely with Afghan soldiers
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....

Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady allegedly confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the U.S. following their arrest last year in Haiti, according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S., according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case....

Bavaria's top security official says Germany needs to be able to call upon its military in times of crisis like Friday night's shooting rampage at a Munich mall
MUNICH (AP) -- Bavaria's top security official says Germany needs to be able to call upon its military in times of crisis like Friday night's shooting rampage at a Munich mall....

Israel's Foreign Ministry says a senior official has met with a visiting former military general from Saudi Arabia
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Foreign Ministry says a senior official has met with a visiting former military general from Saudi Arabia. The meeting marks a rare public engagement between countries that have no official relations....

Pro-migrant Pope Francis is traveling this week for a five-day visit to Poland, which doesn't want refugees
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Support for migrants is so central to Pope Francis' vision for the church that he has made welcoming them a potential test for those seeking entry to Heaven on Judgment Day....

Afghanistan is marking a national day of mourning a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after at least 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber attack on a peaceful demonstration. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State group....

Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against a security check point in northern Baghdad has killed at least 12 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber attacked a security check point in northern Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi officials said....

Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes have struck five clinics in the northern province of Aleppo where violence has intensified in recent weeks
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes have struck five clinics in the northern province of Aleppo where violence has intensified in recent weeks....

It was the beginning of a typical Friday night out
MUNICH (AP) -- It was the beginning of a typical Friday night out. Crowds streamed through Munich's glass-and-concrete Olympia Shopping Mall, while across the street, a mostly young crowd relaxed in a McDonald's restaurant....

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Africa
Mission organizers say an experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Cairo for Abu Dhabi early Sunday on the last leg of its globe-circling voyage

Asia
Global finance officials promised Sunday to protect the world economy from the shockwaves of Britain's European Union referendum and to boost sluggish growth

Europe
British border agents are moving in to help French officials deal with gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France

Latin America/Caribbean
Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady allegedly confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the U.S. following their arrest last year in Haiti, according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case

Middle East
Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes have struck five clinics in the northern province of Aleppo where violence has intensified in recent weeks


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