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Cambodia Blocking ASEAN Consensus on S. China Sea

VIENTIANE: Staunch China ally Cambodia is preventing Southeast Asia from reaching a consensus on the South China Sea after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's territorial claims to the waters, a diplomat said Saturday.

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Munich Gunman's Spree Linked To Breivik, Not IS

MUNICH: A teen gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Munich was "deranged", police said Saturday, linking his actions to Norwegian far-right mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik rather than Islamic State jihadists.

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ASEAN In Discord Ahead Of Meeting With Top China, U.S. Diplomats

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi talk at the 5th East Asia Summmit at the 48th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 6, 2015. REUTERS picSoutheast Asian nations were thrown into disarray after Cambodia on Saturday blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, diplomats said.

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Iran Urges Global Anti-Terror Fight After Munich Attack

A sign reading 'Why' and flowers are placed on on a wall near the Olympia shopping mall, where yesterday's shooting rampage started, in Munich, Germany July 23, 2016. REUTERS picIran said on Saturday the international community should make fighting terrorism its top priority, after an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman apparently acting alone killed at least nine people in Munich.

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Heavy Rain In China Kills At Least 87, Thousands Evacuated

A woman cries as she holds a pig rescued from a flooded farm in Xiaogan, Hubei Province, China, July 22, 2016. REUTERS picHeavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Orders Closure Of More Schools, Extends Detention Period

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters outside his residence in Istanbul early July 19, 2016, handout photo provided by Presidential Palace. — Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters.ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has ordered the closure of more than 1,000 private schools and extended the period in which some suspects can be detained without charge, in his first decree since declaring a three-month state of emergency.

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Security Fears Loom Over Bayreuth Opera Fest

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre), her husband Joachim Sauer (left), arrive for the show ‘Siegfried’ of the Bayreuth Wagner Opera Festival beside the opera house in the southern German city of Bayreuth on July 30, 2014. — AFP picFRANKFURT: Germany’s legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event.

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India Steps Up Search For Missing Military Plane

A soldier stands guard as an Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft carrying security personnel takes-off from the technical airport in Jammu, February 9, 2008. — Reuters picCHENNAI: India today stepped up a major search operation for an air force plane that disappeared over the Bay of Bengal the day before with 29 people on board, as the defence minister headed to the region.

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Munich Shooting Had ‘Obvious Link’ To Breivik, Not IS

The entrance of a McDonald’s restaurant is seen near the Olympia shopping mall, where yesterday’s shooting rampage started, in Munich, July 23, 2016. — Reuters picMUNICH: German investigators have established an “obvious link” between the Munich mall shooting and far-right Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik while ruling out any ties to the Islamic State group, police said today.

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Moyes Appointed Sunderland Manager - Club

Real Sociedad's coach David Moyes gestures during the friendly football match between Toulouse and Real Sociedad in Saint-Jean-de-Luz on July 25, 2015. - AFP Photo/Nicolas TucatLONDON: Sunderland have appointed former Manchester United manager David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce as boss at the Stadium of Light, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

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