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Police kill 6 militants, rescue 13 hostages in Dhaka attack
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners at the end of the 10-hour standoff. Seven Japanese are unaccounted for....

The Latest: Bangladesh prime minister vows to fight terror
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):...

5 killed, 20 injured in cafe shooting in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- A gunman killed five people and injured at least 20 others early Saturday when he opened fire with an automatic weapon in a cafe in northern Serbia, police said. The suspect was arrested....

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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5 killed, 20 injured in cafe shooting in Serbia

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Middle East
Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attack