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Leaked Emails Threaten Image of Democratic Party Unity

A cache of leaked emails from Democratic party leaders' accounts includes at least two messages suggesting an insider effort to hobble Bernie Sanders' upstart campaign, a revelation that threatens an uneasy truce within the party.

The release Friday of more than 19,000 emails sent and received by seven top Democratic National Committee officials, by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, comes at a time when the party is anxious to project an image of unity.

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Kabul in Mourning after Deadliest Attack in 15 Years

Kabul was plunged into mourning Sunday after its deadliest attack for 15 years killed 80 people and left hundreds maimed, reigniting concern that the Islamic State group was seeking to expand its foothold in Afghanistan.

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SE Asia Bloc Pushes for S. China Sea Breakthrough

Southeast Asian foreign ministers will hold crunch talks in communist Laos on Sunday at a summit already overshadowed by infighting over Beijing's saber rattling in the South China Sea.

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Hillary Clinton: Burning Ambition and Resilience to Match

On the subject of women in politics, Hillary Clinton is fond of quoting the words of another illustrious first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, who once said: "You need to grow a skin as thick as a rhinoceros."

When out on the stump, in cafes, churches and rallies across the country, Clinton talks of the adversity she has faced down over the course of four decades in public life.

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Mayor, four people shot dead in southern Mexico

A mayor and two local officials were among five people shot dead during a protest on Saturday in a southern Mexico town with a history of religious and political conflict.

People from several surrounding communities were protesting in the central square of San Juan Chamula when "individuals opened fire," said Juan Carlos Gomez Aranda, secretary general of the Chiapas state government.

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Turkey Detains Senior Gulen Aide after Coup Attempt

Turkey has detained a senior aide to the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom it blames for the coup attempt aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an official said on Saturday.

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Munich Gunman Planned Shooting for a Year, Chose Victims Randomly

The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich had been planning his crime for a year but chose his victims at random, officials said on Sunday.

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13 Injured in Welsh Bus Accident in France

Thirteen people were injured, three of them seriously, when a bus carrying teenagers from Wales tipped over on a motorway in eastern France on Saturday, the local gendarmerie said.

The bus, heading for Italy, crashed on its side on a motorway near Lons-le-Saunier, near the Swiss border, they said.

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Final Four Police Hostages Released in Armenia Standoff

Pro-opposition gunmen locked in a week-long hostage standoff with Armenian authorities on Saturday released the final four police officers held captive, officials said, but remained holed up and heavily armed.

A group of supporters of jailed opposition leader Zhirair Sefilyan stormed a police building in the capital Yerevan last Sunday, killing one officer, taking several more hostage and seizing a cache of weapons.

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20 Dead, 160 Wounded as Blast Rips through Kabul Protest

A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials said.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, but it comes in the middle of the Taliban's annual summer offensive, which the insurgents are ramping up after a brief lull during the recent holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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