BERLIN — German officials disputed one another Monday over the import of a suicide attack near a rock music festival, with the interior minister of Bavaria calling it an “Islamist suicide attack,” while federal officials tried to lessen the public’s fear of refugees.
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Pentagon leaders on Monday said a proposed agreement with Moscow to expand military cooperation in Syria would hinge on the Kremlin’s support for U.S. goals there, suggesting that senior military officials remain deeply skeptical of Russia’s trustworthiness.
An explosion in the southern German city of Ansbach was a suicide attack, according to the region’s interior minister. The bomber died in the blast.
BEIJING — All day Tuesday, Gao Longtao’s phone kept buzzing with alerts from the local government: Heavy rains would be pelting his hometown, Xingtai, about 220 miles southwest of Beijing, the notices said.
Even a 2-day-old baby in a pediatric hospital is not safe in Aleppo.
TEL AVIV, Israel — An Israeli combat medic who faces manslaughter charges in the shooting death of a Palestinian assailant defended himself for the first time in public on Sunday, telling a military court that he made a “split-second” decision to save the lives of others at the scene.
ANKARA, Turkey — Thousands of people taken into custody since Turkey’s attempted coup are being held in sports facilities and stables, where some have been beaten and mistreated, according to lawyers familiar with the cases.
YUSHU COUNTY, CHINA - As he gazes out across the rolling grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, where hundreds of his yaks are grazing, 70-year-old Awang Chumpey is less than happy. The land he shares with his neighbors is dotted with thousands of tiny burrows, home to a colony of plateau pika that he blames for eating his animals’ grass.
The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, surged Thursday to a blistering 129.2 degrees (54 Celsius). And on Friday in Basra, Iraq, the mercury soared to 129.0 degrees (53.9 Celsius). If confirmed, these incredible measurements would represent the two hottest temperatures ever recorded in the Eastern Hemisphere, according to Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters and weather historian Christopher Burt, who broke the news.
BEIJING — More than 170 people died and scores remained missing after heavy rains touched off floods and landslides in China this week, officials said Saturday. State-run media put the economic losses at more than $2 billion, and meteorologists warned that more thunderstorms were expected in the coming days.