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  • French special forces kill top Al-Qaeda militant in Mali

    French special forces killed a leader of Al-Qaeda in Mali who was involved in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, but released from prison in exchange for the Frenchman's freedom, the army said Tuesday. During an operation on Sunday in the northeastern town of Kidal in Mali, "two terrorists…

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  • US military chiefs face tough questioning on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top two military leaders on Tuesday defended President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State group militants amid criticism from Republican senators who argued that the administration's program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels is faltering.

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  • Bomb blamed on Boko Haram kills 20 in northern Nigeria

    ZARIA, Nigeria (AP) — A bomb blast in Nigeria's northern university town of Zaria killed at least 25 people Tuesday including a 2-year-old toddler, the Kaduna state governor reported, the latest in a string of deadly bombing and shooting attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.

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  • McIlroy not alone in golf in finding hazards off the course

    Rory McIlroy's ankle injury heading into the final two majors of the year raises questions about which hobbies star athletes should avoid. It also brings to mind an entertaining conversation a decade ago among Tiger Woods, Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn.

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  • Uber faces harassment in South Africa from local cabdrivers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Uber, the international ride-hailing service, say some of their drivers are being harassed by taxi drivers in South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg.

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  • Sri Lanka names new-look squad for Pakistan ODIs

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has named uncapped allrounders Sachith Pathirana and Milinda Siriwardana in a new-look 15-man squad for the upcoming one-day international series against Pakistan.

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  • Detonators, explosives stolen from French military base

    At least 150 detonators and a stock of plastic explosives have been stolen from a military base in France, triggering immediate probes into a theft that has authorities on high alert. Thieves broke into the vast army logistics base in Miramas near Marseille in southern France on Sunday night after…

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  • Tanzania's ruling party to pick presidential candidate

    Tanzania's ruling party is selecting its presidential candidate this week, with the winner expected to take the east African country's top job after the October elections. With a weak and fractured opposition, and President Jakaya Kikwete stepping down after his second and final term, competition…

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  • Wimbledon stops to remember London bombings

    The Wimbledon championships came to a standstill on Tuesday as tennis-goers paused to remember the London bombings a decade ago. On July 7, 2005, four Islamist suicide bombers killed themselves and 52 innocent victims on three Underground trains and a bus. Flags were flying at half-mast around…

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  • Migrant sailboat sinks in Aegean, at least 17 missing

    A sailboat carrying migrants sank in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece on Tuesday and at least 17 people were missing, Greek authorities said. Greece's maritime ministry said Greek and Turkish rescue efforts had saved 16 of the between 33 and 37 migrants believed to be on board when the…

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  • South Africa beat Bangladesh in T20 series

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Scoreboard Tuesday after South Africa beat Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 International at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium:

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  • South Africa beat Bangladesh to claim 2-0 win in T20 series

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Scores Tuesday after South Africa beat Bangladesh by 31 runs in the second Twenty20 International at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium:

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  • 12 teams book places in 2016 Rio Olympics hockey lineups

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Hockey Federation has confirmed 12 teams which qualified for the 2016 Olympic tournaments in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Pakistan win third test and series vs. Sri Lanka

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Pakistan created history by chasing down their highest total in test cricket to win the third test and the series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday with seven wickets to spare.

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  • Officials probe phone threat toward South Africa's Parnell

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh security agencies are investigating a threat toward South Africa fast bowler Wayne Parnell from an anonymous phone call to his hotel room.

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  • South Africa elects to bat first in 2nd T20 vs. Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Twenty20 International against Bangladesh on Tuesday.

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  • After a clean kill, African game-hunters defend the right to shoot

    Adri Kitshoff aims her gun at the antelope and pulls the trigger. Kitshoff, 57, has shot many such animals before but, as she goes to the corpse, her hands begin to tremble. "If I would ever become blasé when I've taken an animal, that day would be my last day hunting," said Kitshoff, stroking…

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