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Indonesia military cargo plane crashes in Medan; dozens dead

posted: 06/30/2015 8:48 a.m. Discuss

MEDAN, Indonesia — An Indonesian air force transport plane carrying military personnel and their families plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city, Medan, shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing dozens.

2 dead after man sets himself on fire on Japanese bullet train

posted: 06/30/2015 8:15 a.m. Discuss

ODAWARA, Japan — A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said.

In Greece, many tap ATMs; others cut off

updated: 06/29/2015 10:46 p.m. Discuss

Worried pensioners waited at closed bank branches Monday, and long lines snaked to ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of economic controls ahead of a referendum Sunday.

In the news

updated: 06/29/2015 10:06 p.m. Discuss

Luka Magnotta, a Canadian man sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties, joined Canadian Inmates Connect Inc., a matchmaking website for inmates seeking potential companions on the outside.

Bomber quietly slipped into Kuwait

updated: 06/29/2015 10:08 p.m. Discuss

The Saudi man who blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in Kuwait managed to slip out of his home country without raising any red flags and board a commercial flight transiting nearby Bahrain less than 24 hours before the deadly attack.

Europeans honor victims in Tunisia as arrests mount to 7

updated: 06/29/2015 10:08 p.m. Discuss

Top European security officials paid a somber homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, and Tunisian authorities announced the arrest of seven people accused of aiding the gunman.

Blast kills Egypt's top prosecutor

updated: 06/30/2015 midnight Discuss

A car bomb killed Egypt's top prosecutor on Monday, ripping through his convoy in a Cairo neighborhood, in the first assassination of a top official in the country in a quarter-century.

Israel's Gaza sea blockade stops activists

updated: 06/30/2015 midnight Discuss

Israel's navy intercepted a Swedish vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip early Monday and took it to an Israeli port, where it said the foreign activists would be questioned before they are sent back to their home countries.

Bomber quietly slipped into Kuwait

posted: 06/30/2015 5 a.m. Discuss

The Saudi man who blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in Kuwait managed to slip out of his home country without raising any red flags and board a commercial flight transiting nearby Bahrain less than 24 hours before the deadly attack.

Palestinian to end hunger strike, gain freedom

updated: 06/30/2015 midnight Discuss

A Palestinian held without charges by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday.

The World in Brief: Boycott, threats thin Burundi vote

updated: 06/30/2015 midnight Discuss

Burundians voted Monday in parliamentary elections marked by an opposition boycott and the threat of violence in the capital.

Iran nuclear talks expected to continue past deadline

posted: 06/30/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

World powers and Iran prepared to move past today's deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement, with officials suggesting significant backtracking by Tehran's negotiators that may need several more days of discussions to resolve.

Greece closes banks to stop currency run

updated: 06/28/2015 11:46 p.m. Discuss

Greece's five-year financial crisis took a dramatic turn Sunday, with the Cabinet deciding after an eight-hour session that Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals.

Official: Tunisia attacker had support beforehand

updated: 06/28/2015 9:45 p.m. Discuss

The student who massacred vacationers on a Tunisian beach and at a swank resort hotel acted alone during the attack but had accomplices who supported him beforehand, an Interior Ministry official said Sunday.

In the news

updated: 06/28/2015 8:57 p.m. Discuss

Pope Francis, noting a march through St. Peter's Square in Vatican City by a few hundred people in support of a United Nations climate-change conference in December, encouraged people of different religions to work together in caring for the earth, which he called humanity's "common house."

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