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Bangladesh commandos rescue 13 hostages, kill six gunmen as siege ends

DHAKA Suspected Islamic gunmen attacked an upscale cafe in the Bangladeshi capital popular with foreigners before police stormed the building on Saturday and rescued at least 13 hostages, officials said. | Video

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Russian warship made 'unprofessional' manoeuvre - U.S. official

WASHINGTON A Russian warship carried out "unprofessional" maritime operations in close proximity to a U.S. Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, a U.S. Defence official said on Friday.

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Pacific Alliance must reject Brexit path, seek integration -leaders

PUERTO VARAS, Chile The presidents of the four nations in Latin America's Pacific Alliance trade bloc met on Friday to forge an integrationist path that runs counter to Britain's recent exit from the European Union, emphasizing the need to make economic growth more inclusive.

01 Jul 2016

Venezuela's Maduro ends power rationing as drought eases

CARACAS Venezuela as of Monday will end an electricity rationing programme launched in April in response to a severe drought that crimped the operations of the OPEC nation's hydroelectric generators, President Nicolas Maduro on Friday.

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Murders in El Salvador drop by half in June

SAN SALVADOR Murders in El Salvador plunged 51 percent in June compared with the same month last year, police said on Friday, attributing the drop to new government security measures even as gangs pointed to a recent truce to explain the decline.

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U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones

WASHINGTON The U.S. government accepted responsibility on Friday for inadvertently killing up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not at war, a major disclosure likely to inflame debate about targeted killings and use of drones.

Yemen, Middle East 01 Jul 2016

Wall St Week Ahead-After market spasm, Wall Street looks past Brexit

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 A week-long convulsion in U.S. stocks induced by Britain's vote to leave the European Union has left some on Wall Street feeling a little bit better thanks to stronger expectations of prolonged low interest rates.