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MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016

In this July 1, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

With few political allies, Trump plans celebrity convention

CLEVELAND – Donald Trump’s team promises an extraordinary display of political entertainment at this month’s Republican National Convention, with the accent on entertainment. The former reality television star plans to feature his high-profile children at the summer gathering in Cleveland, ...

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Rioters cling to the front of a lorry as they clash with Zimbabwean police in Harare, Monday, July, 4, 2016. (Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / Associated Press)

Police battle rioters in Zimbabwe’s capital

Police in Zimbabwe’s capital on Monday fired tear gas, water cannons and warning shots during riots by minibus drivers and others protesting alleged police harassment. The violence, in which 30 people were arrested, came amid a surge in protests in recent weeks because of increasing economic hardship and alleged mismanagement by the government of President Robert Mugabe.

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SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016

Bangladesh seeks evidence in attack

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Security officials searched on Sunday for evidence and the possible masterminds of the weekend hostage-taking in an upscale restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital. The government has denied the Islamic State group’s claim of responsibility for the attack that left 28 dead, including six attackers and 20 of the hostages. Police released photographs of the bodies of five attackers, along with their first names: Akash, Badhon, Bikash, Don and Ripon. The men belonged to the banned domestic group Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh, or JMB, and their families hadn’t heard from them in months, according to police. Asked whether they might also have had Islamic State ties, Police Inspector General A.K.M. Shahidul Hoque said authorities were investigating that possibility.

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Suicide attack carried out near U.S. diplomatic site in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A suicide bomber carried out an attack early Monday near a U.S. diplomatic site in the Red Sea city of Jiddah, according to state-linked Saudi news sites. Okaz news website said the bomber died in the attack, and that no other deaths were immediately reported. The bomber was apparently headed in a car toward a mosque and hospital that are near the U.S. consulate in Jiddah. Most of the consulate’s staff had reportedly moved offices to a new location.

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UAE warns against wearing traditional clothes abroad

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates has warned its citizens to avoid wearing traditional garments when traveling abroad after an Emirati man was handcuffed in Ohio over terrorism fears. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a ...

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Iraqi women wait to hear about family members who went missing after a car bomb hit Karada, a busy shopping district in the center of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday. (Hadi Mizban / Associated Press)

Iraq’s deadliest attack in a year kills 115 in Baghdad

A devastating truck bombing on a bustling commercial street in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people early Sunday, brutally underscoring the Islamic State group’s ability to strike the capital despite a string of battlefield losses elsewhere in the country. It was the deadliest terror attack in Iraq in a year and one of the worst single bombings in more than a decade of war and insurgency, and it fueled anger toward Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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