Violence continues with 3 more deaths

A wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence showed no signs of abating as three Palestinians — a 2-year-old and her pregnant mother, as well as a 13-year-old — were killed by Israeli forces, and four Israelis were wounded in an evening stabbing attack. A Palestinian woman seriously injured herself and lightly wounded a police officer when she detonated a gas canister. The attack was the first in the current round of violence to involve such an explosive device.


Suicide bomber kills at least 7 civilians

A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of the NATO-led force in Kabul, wounding at least seven Afghan civilians, but there was no word on whether there were any casualties among coalition troops. Meanwhile, five coalition personnel were killed and five others were injured when their helicopter crashed "due to a non-hostile incident" in Kabul, according to a brief statement from the NATO mission in Afghanistan. The convoy attack occurred on a road in a crowded part of central Kabul and damaged nearby shops, several passing cars and at least one armored vehicle in the convoy.


Missile test may have violated accord

Iran tested a new guided long-range ballistic missile hours before Parliament, in a rowdy session, approved the generalities of the nuclear agreement reached in July between Iran and world powers, the state news agency reported. The missile launch may have violated the terms of the agreement, reached in Vienna with six world powers. According to some readings of the deal, it placed restrictions on Iran's ambitious missile program.


Reviews: Officer who shot acted reasonably

Two outside investigators looking into the death of Tamir Rice have concluded that a Cleveland police officer, Tim Loehmann, acted reasonably in deciding last year to shoot when he confronted the 12-year-old boy carrying what turned out to be a replica gun. Those opinions, reached separately by a Colorado prosecutor and a former FBI supervisory special agent, were released by the Cuyahoga County prosecutor, whose office will present evidence in the case to a grand jury to decide on possible charges. The reports come almost 11 months after the fatal shooting outside a recreation center Nov. 22, 2014.

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