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Police HQ in Indonesia city attacked after church bombings

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Surabaya, May 14 (AP) - Suspected militants on a motorcycle detonated explosives outside police headquarters in Indonesia's second-largest city on Monday, a day after coordinated suicide bombings on three churches in the city killed at least eight people.
Police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said six civilians and four police officers were wounded in the explo-sion at the police complex in Surabaya. The blast came just hours after police said one family, including girls aged 9 and 12, had...
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Paris attacker born in Chechnya; parents detained

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Paris, May 13 (AP) - The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya in 1997, and his parents have been detained for questioning in the investigation, French authorities said Sunday.
A judicial official said the assailant had French nationality but was born in the...
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South African photographer of iconic protest image dies

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Johannesburg, May 13 (AP) - Tributes are being paid following the death of Sam Nzima, the South African photographer who took the iconic image of a black high school student carrying a fatally wounded fellow stu-dent away from the gunfire of apartheid police in the Soweto student riots of...
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Violence at protests in Nicaragua leaves 2 more dead

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Managua, May 13 (AP) - Protesters opposed to President Daniel Ortega's government clashed with riot police and Sandinista Youth groups in cities across Nicaragua Saturday, with demonstrators burning tires and setting up barricades in violence that left two people dead and dozens injured.
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China's first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials

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Beijing, May 13 (AP) - China's first entirely home-built aircraft carrier began sea trials Sunday in a sign of the growing sophistication of the country's domestic arms industry.
The still-unnamed ship left dock in the northern port of Dalian at 7:00 a.m. to "test the reliability and stability of...
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