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Iran Deploys S-300 Air Defense around Nuclear Site

Iranian state media says the military has begun deploying a Russia-supplied S-300 air defense system around the underground Fordo nuclear facility.

Video footage posted late Sunday on state TV's website showed trucks arriving at the nuclear site and missile launchers being aimed skyward. It did not say whether the system was fully operational.

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Colombia Ceasefire Ends Half-Century War with FARC

Colombia on Monday began its first day of peace with the country's largest insurgency after a ceasefire between the FARC and the government went into effect, ending 52 years of warfare.

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Japan Gunman Kills Construction Worker in Rare Shooting

A man who allegedly shot dead a construction worker and wounded three at their office in Japan is on the run, police said Monday, marking a rare incident of gun violence in the country. 

Public broadcaster NHK reported that the man, who is yet to be identified, was an acquaintance of the victims and is believed to still be armed.

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Strong 6.9 Quake Strikes in Mid-Atlantic

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck north of Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though there were no immediate reports of damage.

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Kerry Says Evidence of IS Links to Bangladesh Extremists

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday there was evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to the Islamic State group.

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Part of Los Angeles Airport Briefly Closed, 'Zorro' Detained

Part of Los Angeles International Airport was briefly closed late Sunday after loud noises were heard that sounded like gunfire, possibly caused by a man dressed in a black Zorro outfit who was later detained by police.

Passengers who fled in panic after hearing the noises slowly filtered back to the busy airport, as the departure and arrival areas of the central terminal that were closed for a police sweep were re-opened.

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Abducted Australian Woman Freed in Afghanistan

An Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan four months ago has been freed and is "safe and well", Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Monday.

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Pope Francis Wants to Visit Italy's Quake-Hit Villages

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he intends to visit the villages in central Italy devastated by this week's earthquake, which left nearly 300 people dead.

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Germany Expects 300,000 Asylum Seekers This Year

Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive this year, less than one-third of the total during 2015's record influx, the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) said Sunday.

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Bangladesh Hunts More Extremists ahead of Kerry Visit

Bangladesh police said Sunday they were hunting more extremist leaders after shooting dead the suspected mastermind of a deadly cafe attack, on the eve of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's first visit.

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