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Chinese fighter jets intercept US Navy surveillance plane over East China Sea

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, US officials said on Monday.

Prosecutors investigating German girl who joined IS

A German teenager being held in an Iraqi jail after running off to join Islamic State is being investigated on suspicion of membership in a foreign terrorist organisation, German prosecutors said on Monday.

Four shot dead, 11 hurt in drug-related Paraguay disco shooting

Two men and two women were shot dead early on Monday as they sat in front of a discotheque in the Paraguayan border town of Pedro Juan Caballero, an attack that police said appeared to be related to drug trafficking.

At least 8 dead after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

At least eight people are dead after female suicide bombers attacked two displaced persons camps in northeastern Nigeria's main city, a civilian self- defense group said Monday.

Polish President blocks judiciary reforms after days of protests

Polish President said on Monday that he would veto two of three bills passed by parliament in a judicial reform.

Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

The parents of Charlie Gard dropped their legal battle to give the terminally ill British baby further treatment on Monday.

Sight of massive 'whale' on Paris river bank baffles tourists
Sight of massive 'whale' on Paris river bank baffles tourists

The sight of an enormous whale created a panicky situation on the bank filled with tourists. 

US Republicans' push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the US Senate.

PLA plans war games instead of military parade on 90th anniversary
PLA plans war games instead of military parade on 90th anniversary

Xi Jinping heads the Central Military Commission (CMC) which is the overall command for the PLA.

Israeli security cabinet: No decision on Jerusalem holy site

The incident is threatening to complicate the crisis over the holy site, which is administered by Muslim authorities under the auspices of Jordan.

Sri Lankan Navy rescues pair of young elephants from deep waters
Sri Lankan Navy rescues pair of young elephants from deep waters

The pair of of wild elephants were saved after the efforts of navy divers.

35 killed in Taliban attack on central Afghan hospital

The insurgents captured Taywara district in Ghor province after days of fighting, the latest victory by the resurgent militants.

Philippines' Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'
Philippines' Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'

Duterte`s first appointment as Environment Minister, Regina Lopez, was dismissed in May by the Philippine Congress but she led a 10-month crackdown on the industry, highlighted by the closure and suspension of 26 of the country`s 41 mines.

Donald Trump envoy heads to Israel for holy site crisis talks
Donald Trump envoy heads to Israel for holy site crisis talks

Israel installed metal detectors at entrances to the site, which includes Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, following an attack on July 14 that killed two policemen.

Israel strikes Gaza after missile across border: Army

Missiles and rockets are periodically fired at Israel, generally by hardline Islamist groups opposed to Hamas.

Japan launches telework campaign to ease Tokyo 2020 congestion

The congested megalopolis thus faces a serious need to ease rush-hour crowds to accommodate tourists for the Olympics.

Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands
Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands

A small dam collapsed in the Bago region on Saturday.

Hezbollah says seizes strategic valley from militants at Syria-Lebanon border

The Syrian army and Hezbollah recaptured the area around the town of Fleita on the Syrian side of the border on Sunday.

Banners favouring Sharif's brother as PM appear in Lahore
Banners favouring Sharif's brother as PM appear in Lahore

Banners in favour of Punjab Chief Minister and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz Sharif have appeared in Lahore asking Sharif to let his younger brother become premier of the country.

Taliban suicide car bomber kills at least 35 in Afghanistan's Kabul
Taliban suicide car bomber kills at least 35 in Afghanistan's Kabul

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghanistan: Suicide car bomb attack kills 12, injures 10 in Kabul
Afghanistan: Suicide car bomb attack kills 12, injures 10 in Kabul

Kabul car bomb attack: The casualty toll has now gone up to 24 killed

'Just want to go home', says 16-year-old German girl who joined Islamic State: Reports
'Just want to go home', says 16-year-old German girl who joined Islamic State: Reports

BERLIN - A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported

Two Jordanians die in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman: Security source
Two Jordanians die in shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman: Security source

Two Jordanians died from wounds inflicted during a shooting on Sunday in the compound of the heavily-guarded Israeli embassy that also wounded an Israeli, police and a security source said. Police said earlier that the two Jordanians worked for a furniture firm and entered the embassy compound before the shooting to do repairs. Police did not identify the wounded Israeli, and few other details were immediately available. 

Popularity tumbles for French President Emmanuel Macron: Poll
Popularity tumbles for French President Emmanuel Macron: Poll

 A poll out has shown that the popularity rating of France's new President Emmanuel Macron has slumped 10 points to hit 54 percent over the past month.

Jordanian killed, Israeli wounded at Amman embassy 'incident'

On Friday, thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of Amman after the weekly prayer to denounce the Israeli measures at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as Temple Mount.

US senators predict veto-proof support for Russia sanctions
US senators predict veto-proof support for Russia sanctions

Republicans and Democrats reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea in a bill that would limit any potential effort by Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow.

William, Harry regret last rushed phone call with Diana

Britain's Princes William and Harry have spoken for the first time of their regret of having a rushed telephonic conversation with Princess Diana.

Eight found dead in Texas truck in suspected human trafficking case

Another 30 people, many in critical condition and suffering from heat stoke and exhaustion, were with the bodies in the trailer, which lacked air conditioning or a water supply, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. 

London Bridge terror attack: 'Pakistani-origin terrorist buried in secret'
London Bridge terror attack: 'Pakistani-origin terrorist buried in secret'

The Pakistani-origin terrorist behind the London Bridge terror attack has been buried in secret, a media report said on Sunday.

At 94 meters underground, this is China's deepest subway station
At 94 meters underground, this is China's deepest subway station

A total of 94 escalators, dubbed China's largest such network, would be installed to move the passengers between the platforms.