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UPDATE 7-Six killed, 105 wounded in Taliban attack in Kabul

UPDATE 7-Six killed, 105 wounded in Taliban attack in KabulTaliban Islamist fighters killed six people and wounded 105 others by blowing up a truck bomb at morning rush hour near an Afghan Defence Ministry compound in Kabul on Monday. The attack, which ended a period of relative calm in the capital, came as U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held a seventh round of peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar, aimed at bringing the 18-year-old war to an end.



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Biden wounded as Democratic tensions boil over at debate

Biden wounded as Democratic tensions boil over at debateFor months, the 2020 Democratic campaign seemed mostly placid, even cordial. At Thursday’s presidential debate, those frictions came to the fore – and Joe Biden bore the brunt. The former vice president, 76, entered the debate as the front-runner, having led the pack of more than 20 Democratic candidates since he joined the race in April.



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Medic stuns navy Seal murder trial by saying he killed wounded Isis fighter, not the accused

Medic stuns navy Seal murder trial by saying he killed wounded Isis fighter, not the accusedA man left the murder trial of a decorated US navy Seal stunned after saying he killed a wounded Islamic State fighter himself – not the accused.Medic Corey Scott was called by prosecutors to testify at the military trial of special operations chief Edward Gallagher, who is accused of murdering a teenage militant in Iraq.But while he did say Mr Gallagher plunged a knife into the boy after treating him for wounds, the medic unexpectedly took the blame for the killing, claiming he suffocated him afterwards.Mr Scott said he held his thumb over the youngster’s breathing tube as an act of mercy because Iraqis would have tortured him to death had he survived.A prosecutor accused Mr Scott of lying, claiming he had told investigators a different story several times and changed it only after he was granted immunity and ordered to testify.Retired army major general John Altenburg Jr said: “So you can stand up there and you can lie about how you killed the Isis prisoner so Chief Gallagher does not have to go to jail.“You don’t want Chief Gallagher to go to jail, do you?”In response, Mr Scott said: “He’s got a wife and family. I don’t think he should be spending his life in prison.”Mr Gallagher has been charged with premeditated murder in the boy’s death and attempted murder in the shooting of civilians.The defence has said Mr Gallagher only treated the prisoner for a collapsed lung and that disgruntled sailors fabricated the murder accusations because he was a demanding platoon leader and they didn’t want him to be promoted.The US navy released a statement saying it would not drop the premeditated murder charge and that it was up to the jurors to decide the credibility of the witness.Before the stabbing, Mr Scott said that he and Mr Gallagher had stabilised the sedated prisoner who was wounded in an airstrike and that he was breathing normally through a tube inserted to clear his airway. The medic said he was shocked when Mr Gallagher stabbed the boy at least once below the collarbone.He said there was no medical reason for it and that Mr Gallagher then grabbed his medical bag and walked away. He told the courtroom at San Diego naval base: “I was startled and froze up for a little bit.“I knew he was going to die anyway, and I wanted to save him from waking up to whatever would happen to him.”Mr Scott added that no one asked him how the patient died.Four Seals and one former Seal have taken the stand. Mr Scott was the second to say he witnessed Mr Gallagher stab the militant. Several of the Seals also described instances when they said Mr Gallagher had fired at civilians, once shooting an old man.The seven-man jury is made up of five marines and two sailors – all veterans of war zones. A two-thirds majority – at least five – is needed to convict and anything less will end in acquittal. The navy said the jury can convict Mr Gallagher of a lesser charge, such as premeditated attempted murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life with parole. There is no minimum sentence.The trial continues.Associated Press contributed to this report



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Plot that wounded Ortiz unraveled because of many mistakes

Plot that wounded Ortiz unraveled because of many mistakesAlberto Rodríguez Mota had one job: taking a photo of the man that his crew of hired killers was supposed to fatally shoot at an outdoor cafe, according to Dominican authorities. In the photo sent to the hit man, he looked like a dark, blurry figure in white pants, the Dominican police chief and attorney-general said. Hours later, on the evening of June 9, the hitman approached a hulking figure in a dark top and white pants and fired a single shot into his back.



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Sri Lanka attacks death toll rises to 290, about 500 wounded: police

Sri Lanka attacks death toll rises to 290, about 500 wounded: policeThe death toll from attacks on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka rose significantly to 290, and about 500 people were also wounded, police said on Monday. The death toll overnight had stood at 207. A government source said President Maithripala Sirisena, who was abroad when the attacks happened, had called a meeting of the National Security Council early on Monday.



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Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 woundedKFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip demolished a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The military quickly mobilized troops and called up reserves, setting the stage for a potential major conflagration shortly before Israel's upcoming elections.



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Israel says six wounded near Tel Aviv in long-range Gaza rocket attack

Israel says six wounded near Tel Aviv in long-range Gaza rocket attackThe early morning attack on Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv, came at a time of high tension ahead of the anniversary of Gaza border protests at the weekend, and with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting Washington as he campaigns for a fifth term in an April 9 ballot. Israel’s commercial capital and outlying communities had last come under such an attack during the 2014 war with Gaza’s dominant Hamas Islamists. The Magen David Adom ambulance service said it was treating six occupants of a home in Mishmeret, including an infant, for wounds.



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Palestinian wounded in Israel border clashes dies: Gaza ministry

Palestinian wounded in Israel border clashes dies: Gaza ministryA Palestinian wounded last month during clashes on the Israel-Gaza border succumbed to his wounds on Monday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. A spokesman for the ministry said in a statement “Bissam Safi, 22, died this morning”. For nearly a year protesters have been gathering along the border calling for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to be allowed to return to former homes now inside Israel.



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Wounded and alone, children emerge from last Islamic State enclave

Wounded and alone, children emerge from last Islamic State enclaveThe Iraqi orphan’s family had died two years earlier in air strikes across the border in al-Qaim region. Hareth was 11 years old when Islamic State (IS) carved out its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, killing thousands of civilians and attracting an array of enemies that have fought from the air and on the ground to uproot the jihadists. Now 16, he was among the children swept up this week in the civilian evacuation of Baghouz, the last shred of land under the jihadists’ control where they are on the brink of defeat at the hands of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).



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Multiple wounded, at least one dead in US shooting

Multiple wounded, at least one dead in US shootingAt least one person was killed and several others, including police officers, were wounded on Friday when a gunman opened fire in an industrial area on the outskirts of Chicago. US media reported that the suspected gunman was killed soon after police and federal agents flooded a manufacturing complex in Aurora, Illinois — 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of central Chicago. Witnesses said they had locked themselves into nearby buildings as a man in his 30s or 40s began firing off rounds.



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