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Turkey's Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree
ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.
Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties
MUNICH (Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack, 80 dead
KABUL (Reuters) - Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 80 people and wounding more than 230 in a suicide attack claimed by Islamic State.
Residents flee as wildfire threatens homes in foothills near Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A fast-moving wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes in the drought-parched foothills northwest of Los Angeles had blackened some 20,000 acres by Saturday night and was threatening homes and commercial structures, fire officials said.
Exclusive: Tesla, SolarCity close to merger agreement
(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp have made progress in putting together a deal that will merge the electric car maker and the solar panel installer, people familiar with the matter said.
Attacking Trump, Democrat Kaine makes campaign-trail debut
MIAMI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Tim Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate on Saturday, touting an optimistic view of America and leaping to attack Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's record.
Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters.
G20 will use 'all policy tools' to protect growth as Brexit looms
CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - Leaders from the world's biggest economies are poised on Sunday to renew their commitments to support global growth and better coordinate actions in the face of uncertainty over Britain's decision to leave the European Union and growing protectionism.
FBI led Brazil to suspected militants mulling Olympic attack: prosecutor
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation gave Brazil the tip that led to arrests this week of 11 suspected militants who had discussed a possible attack on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a Brazilian prosecutor.
Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday.

 

 

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