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Gunfire heard as Bangladesh forces move to free hostages
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out Saturday morning as Bangladesh security forces backed by armored vehicles moved to end a 10-hour standoff with heavily armed militants holding dozens of people hostage, including foreigners, after storming an upscale restaurant at the heart of Bangladesh's diplomatic zone. Two police officers were killed and at least 26 people wounded in an earlier gunbattle....

The Latest: 5 bodies found in Dhaka restaurant; 12 rescued
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all times local):...

UK shelves balanced budget goal as Brexit vote roils economy
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Treasury chief on Friday abandoned the government's long-held goal of balancing the nation's books by 2020, warning that the country's vote to leave the European Union had sent shock waves and instability through the U.K. economy....

Wales votes 'leave' despite millions in EU support
BRYNMAWR, Wales (AP) -- The modern highway connecting Brynmawr to other former coal-mining towns in South Wales was partly funded by the European Union, replacing a three-lane road known for deadly accidents. Other EU funds have been used to improve railway lines, open museums and regenerate dreary town centers shattered by the decline of heavy industry....

Shrimp slaves wait for justice 8 months after Thai raid
PATHUM THANI, Thailand (AP) -- Nearly eight months ago, migrant worker Tin Nyo Win thought he was doing the right thing - the only thing - to help free his pregnant wife from slavery inside a Thai shrimp peeling shed. He ran for help and prompted police to raid the business, freeing nearly 100 Burmese laborers, including children....

Mideast mediators questions Israel's commitment to 2 states
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- International mediators trying to promote Mideast peace warned in a highly anticipated report Friday that Israel's settlement expansion is eroding the viability of a Palestinian state and raises "legitimate questions" about its commitment to a two-state solution....

Australians head to the polls in tight election contest
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- After years of political turmoil, Australians headed to the polls on Saturday with leaders of the nation's major parties each promising to bring stability to a government that has long been mired in chaos....

Austrian court overturns presidential elections, calls rerun
VIENNA (AP) -- In a potential new challenge to European Union unity, Austria's highest court on Friday ordered a rerun of the country's presidential election, giving a right-wing euroskeptic candidate a second chance at the office after his narrow loss last month....

Attention in Istanbul bombing focused on Chechen extremist
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Attention focused Friday on whether a Chechen extremist known to be a top lieutenant in the Islamic State group was involved in the suicide attacks that killed 44 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport....

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