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Three NATO Soldiers Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

Three NATO soldiers were killed in separate attacks in eastern Afghanistan at the weekend, the International Security Assistance Force said.

Two died in a roadside bomb explosion early Sunday and another was killed in an insurgent attack Saturday, ISAF said, without giving further details or naming the nationalities of the dead.

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Police Says No Second Suspect in Aurora Killings

Police in Aurora, Colorado, early Sunday dismissed suspicions that another person helped James Holmes prepared the massacre at a movie theater that left 12 people dead.

"There are multiple unconfirmed and inaccurate news reports about a second suspect," police spokeswoman Cassidee Carson said in a statement.

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U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes into Sea Off Japan, Pilot Ejects

A U.S. military fighter jet crashed into the sea off northern Japan on Sunday and its solo pilot was waiting for rescue at sea after ejecting, the coast guard said.

"The F-16 jet crashed some 470 nautical miles northeast of Nemuro" at around 11:30am (02:30 GMT), a spokesman at the Japan Coast Guard said.

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10 Dead after Record Rain Pounds Beijing

The heaviest rain to hit Beijing in 61 years left at least 10 people dead over the weekend, while more downpours were forecast for northeast and southwest China, state press said Sunday.

Torrential rain pounded the capital all day Saturday, leading to the evacuation of at least 14,500 people, mostly from Beijing's outlying mountainous districts, the Xinhua news agency said.

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Norway Marks Anniversary of Breivik's Massacre

Norwegians on Sunday marked a year since Anders Behring Breivik's massacre claimed 77 lives, many heading to the island of Utoeya where most of the right-wing extremist's mainly teenage victims fell.

"Let us honor the dead by savoring life," Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said at a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the atrocity that stunned the usually tranquil nation.

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U.N. Struggles to Help Displaced after Ivory Coast Clashes

The United Nations scrambled Saturday to aid thousands who fled after at least 11 people died following ethnic violence and an attack on a U.N.-protected displaced persons camp in western Ivory Coast.

Friday's attack on the camp, which U.N. peacekeepers failed to stop, killed seven people, the United Nations said. Local sources however put the toll at nine in the camp.

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South Sudan Cancels Direct Talks with Sudan after 'Air Raid'

South Sudan said Saturday it was cancelling planned face-to-face peace talks with Sudan after accusing Khartoum of launching a new air raid on its territory.

Sudan denied bombing its southern neighbor, saying it had only targeted Darfuri rebels inside its own territory.

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Police Struggle to Identify Bulgaria Suicide Bomber

Bulgarian police along with the CIA, FBI and Interpol are struggling to identify a suicide bomber who killed six people, including five Israelis, as the United States said the attack bore the "hallmarks" of Hizbullah.

Investigators have released CCTV footage of the person they believe carried out Wednesday's attack at the airport of the Black Sea town of Burgas on a bus carrying Israeli holidaymakers, which also claimed the life of the Bulgarian driver.

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13 Killed, 10 Injured in Turkey Road Crash

A head-on collision between a minibus and small truck killed 13 people and injured 12 in northeastern Turkey on Saturday, the Anatolia news agency reported.

The accident happened on the outskirts of the town of Agri, near the border with Iran.

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Putin Signs Law Branding NGOs 'Foreign Agents'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill passed by parliament that brands NGOs who receive funding from abroad as "foreign agents", the Kremlin said Saturday.

The law, which has caused huge concern among activists who fear it will be used to stigmatize critical NGOs, was signed by Putin after it was rushed through the lower and upper houses of parliament before their summer breaks.

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