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Quetta (Pakistan) (AFP) - Pakistani paramilitary forces killed three suspected Sunni militants, including a senior commander, in the country's restive southwest on Tuesday, officials said, following two days of deadly attacks on minority Shiites.

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 20 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a government office in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Tuesday, in an attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Vienna (AFP) - World powers got back to work on Tuesday seeking to nail down an elusive nuclear deal ending a 13-year standoff with Iran, only hours before another deadline expires.

Beijing (AFP) - Almost eight decades since Yan Guiru was gripped by terror as shells rained on her Beijing neighbourhood in the opening salvos of war between China and Japan, she recalls with horror a conflict Communist leaders still use to legitimise their rule.

Ten years after losing her legs in the 2005 London bombings, Australian Gill Hicks has laid flowers at the "special" station where rescuers saved her life.

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will receive the head of Vietnam's Communist Party Tuesday in the Oval Office, in an extraordinary meeting for an unelected leader in the single-party country that has alarmed some American lawmakers.

Brussels (AFP) - European leaders warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to present new bailout proposals at an emergency summit on Tuesday or risk leaving the euro, after Greeks defiantly voted 'No' to further austerity in a referendum.

Charleston (United States) (AFP) - Lawmakers in South Carolina have voted 37-3 to remove from the grounds of the state legislature the Confederate flag -- a symbol increasingly viewed with repugnance following last month's shooting massacre at a black church.

Aden (AFP) - Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen's second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country's bloodshed rages on.

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