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Munich gunman was obsessed with mass shootings, police say

The young gunman who paralyzed Germany’s third-largest city and shot dead nine people before killing himself was described Saturday by police as obsessed with mass shootings but lacking any apparent link to jihadist groups. As a portrait emerged of a troubled 18-year-old who had amassed literature...

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  • Suicide car bomb kills 11 at outdoor market in Baghdad

    A suicide car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated northeastern district of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 11 people, officials said, as government forces deployed across much of the Iraqi capital in preparation for a major military parade later this week. The developments...

  • As Baghdad protests mount, attack on Shiite shrine kills 26

    As Baghdad protests mount, attack on Shiite shrine kills 26

    Protests and anger over the security situation in Iraq mounted Thursday at the site of a massive truck bombing by the Islamic State group this week in Baghdad as the death toll continued to rise and an attack north of the capital killed dozens more. The Baghdad attack Sunday — the deadliest one...

  • Syrian opposition is using same methods of torture as Syrian government, report finds

    Syrian opposition is using same methods of torture as Syrian government, report finds

    Those who rose up against the Syrian government in 2011 celebrated when armed groups pushed its forces out of parts of the country’s north.  But the relief was short-lived. Since 2012, jihadists and rebels have carried out a “chilling wave of abductions, torture and summary killings” that often...

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