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Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State - minister

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ANSBACH, Germany The Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 15 people, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State on a video found on his mobile phone, the Bavarian interior minister said on Monday.

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Turkey detains 42 journalists in crackdown as Europe sounds alarm 3:56pm BST

ISTANBUL Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union.

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Turkish coup trial to be held where army once flexed its muscles 3:56pm BST

ISTANBUL Officers accused of staging a failed coup in Turkey will stand trial in an Ankara district laden with symbolism for the country's recent history - the scene of an army show of strength before a "post-modern coup" ousted its first Islamist-led government in 1997.

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Syrians in Lebanon hit by arrests, curfews and hostility after bombings 3:21pm BST

BEIRUT Suicide bombings in Lebanon last month have prompted mass arrests, curfews and reported vigilante-style attacks directed at the large Syrian refugee population, leaving many Syrians in the country feeling fearful and cornered.

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Migrants on Serbia-Hungary border go on hunger strike, want to enter EU 2:24pm BST

HORGOS, Serbia About 150 migrants, mainly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Monday started a hunger strike in a field in Serbia on the border with Hungary to demand passage to the European Union.

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Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban - U.N. 2:15pm BST

KABUL Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, the United Nations reported on Monday, just days after one of the deadliest attacks ever in Kabul.

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Suicide bombing north of Baghdad kills 16, Islamic State claims attack 1:24pm BST

BAGHDAD A suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State killed 16 people including a group of women and children packed into a minibus outside an Iraqi town on Monday morning, police and hospital sources said.

Pakistan urges Indonesia to delay execution of man convicted of drug smuggling 1:15pm BST

JAKARTA Pakistan on Monday urged the Indonesian government to stay the execution of one of its nationals convicted of smuggling drugs, citing concerns that his 2005 trial had been unfair.

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Greece may win over tourists shunning Turkey, but could also feel impact 12:25pm BST

ATHENS Greece may win over last-minute visitors scared away from tourist rival Turkey after a failed military coup but overall growth in the sector remains fragile, according to the country’s largest tourism body.

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Turkish Airlines fires personnel after failed coup - media 11:06am BST

ISTANBUL Turkey's state-run Turkish Airlines fired more than 100 employees, including management and cabin crew, as part of a purge at state institutions to root out supporters of an abortive coup, Turkish media reported on Monday.

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