2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey
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2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

Two suspects have been detained after shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, an attack that comes during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies

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Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swim
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Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swim

Ill health forces Dutch swimmer Maarten van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-kilometer (124-mile) route of an iconic speedskating race in the northern Netherlands

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths
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Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died

Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star
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Uganda police battle protesters seeking release of pop star

Ugandan police have fired bullets and tear gas to disperse a growing crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed lawmaker who is a government critic

Cambodian king pardons imprisoned land rights activists
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Cambodian king pardons imprisoned land rights activists

A prominent leader of Cambodia's land rights movement and three activists who were imprisoned with her have been freed under a royal pardon

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Islamic militants launch attacks in Chechnya, 5 killed

Officials in Chechnya say at least five militants have been killed and several police officers have been injured after militants launched a series of attacks in the southern Russian province

Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack
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Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack

Afghan forces rescue nearly 150 people hours after they were seized by the Taliban, who escape with 21 captives

Pope on sex abuse: "We showed no care for the little ones"
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Pope on sex abuse: "We showed no care for the little ones"

Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability. But he offered no hint that he plans to sanction complicit bishops

EU seeks hosts for migrants amid new Italy, Malta standoff
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EU seeks hosts for migrants amid new Italy, Malta standoff

The EU is trying to find countries willing to take 177 people rescued at sea after Italy sought its help to deal with yet another migrant standoff with Malta

Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attack
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Spanish police shoot man dead in suspected terror attack

Police in Barcelona say they are treating a man's knife attack on officers at a police station as a terrorist incident