Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

At least 19 killed, about 20 injured in knifing near Tokyo

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At least 19 killed, about 20 injured in knifing near Tokyo
At least 19 people were killed and about 20 wounded in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in a city just outside Tokyo in the worst mass killing in generations in Japan.

Germany's refugee policy under fire after unprecedented spate of attacks

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Germany's refugee policy under fire after unprecedented spate of attacks
The spate of attacks likely to stir anti-immigrant sentiment.
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2 attackers slit throat of priest, 84, during hostage-taking in Normandy church

Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.
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The Latest: French President Hollande suspects IS in church attack

The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):
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Afghan official says major offensive against IS underway

Following a massive Kabul attack, the Afghan military has launched a major offensive against the Islamic State group in the country's far eastern region near the border with Pakistan, Afghan and U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
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Spanish king meets with parties in new bid to break deadlock

Spain's king began meeting party leaders on Tuesday with the aim of selecting one to form a government and avoid a third election, but no candidate appears to have enough parliamentary backing to do so.
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AB InBev ups offer for SABMiller after Brexit pound slump

Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its cash offer for SABMiller to 45 pounds ($58.98) per share after pressure from investors who had seen the value of the bid drop as the pound declined following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
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2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the U.N. Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said.
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Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions

Israel's national museum says it will put on display later this week a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy that shows signs of some modern-day afflictions.
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German police say shots fired at Berlin hospital

German police say shots have been fired at a hospital in Berlin. They said the shots were fired Tuesday around 1 p.m. local time at a hospital in the southwestern neighborhood of Steglitz.
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Authorities relax curfew in Kashmir city; protests persist

Authorities lifted a curfew in most of Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city Tuesday after a 17-day security lockdown, but shops and businesses remained shut due to a strike called to protest Indian rule in the Himalayan region.
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South Sudan president replaces rival as vice president

South Sudan's president on Tuesday replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who fled into hiding this month amid renewed clashes with government forces. The move threatens an already fragile peace deal in a country ravaged by civil war.
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Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, tell gunmen to give up

Syrian government forces on Tuesday captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city of Aleppo, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the metropolis where some 300,000 people live, activists said.
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German who killed 2 young boys sentenced to life in prison

A court near Berlin on Tuesday convicted a 33-year-old German security guard of kidnapping, abusing and murdering two small boys — including a child refugee — and sentenced the man to life in prison.
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Northeast India rains kill 7, force 1.2 million from homes

Heavy rains and floods have killed at least seven people and forced around 1.2 million to leave their water-logged homes in India's northeastern state of Assam.
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The Latest: Archbishop of Rouen: Slain priest was 84

The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):
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Indonesia readies prison island for drug convict executions

Indonesia has beefed up security at Nusa Kambangan prison island as authorities prepare to execute people convicted of drug crimes for the third time since President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was elected in 2014.
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Obama aide to China: S. China Sea tensions should be reduced

A senior U.S. government official says National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese officials that countries should work to reduce tensions in the South China Sea, but that the U.S. would continue to carry out military operations there that have angered Beijing.
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Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan has died at 73

One of Egypt's best-known film directors, Mohammed Khan, whose realism shed light on the country's urban landscape since the 1980s, has died. He was 73.
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Kerry says N. Korea should learn from Iran, end nuclear arms

North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons — when the world is trying to rid itself of them — is "very provocative and deeply concerning," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, warning that there will be consequences if it does not stop.
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Film company guilty in 'Star Wars' accident that broke leg

A film production company on Tuesday admitted health and safety breaches over an accident on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that broke the leg of star Harrison Ford.
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The Latest: Japan attack victims included 10 women, 9 men

The Latest on Tuesday's knife attack at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 dead (all times local):