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Local jihadists first began disappearing from Russia and the North Caucasus region just months before the opening ceremonies for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. In some cases, human rights groups say, Russian security forces tracked the militants down and dumped their bodies on the side of the road as a warning.

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The government of the United Arab Emirates is advising its citizens to avoid wearing the country's traditional dress while traveling abroad.

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A bomb struck a busy street in Iraq's capital Baghdad, killing at least 142 people.

Central Baghdad Bombing Kills At Least 70

Jul 3, 2016
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As Chinese, Iranian and Indonesian As Apple Pie

Jul 3, 2016

The fireworks are stacked high, the beer is on ice, and lumps of charcoal glow hot under the grill in anticipation of hot dogs and hamburgers. Fourth of July is a holiday celebrated through food. There's potato salad, popsicles, watermelon slices — and, of course, apple pie.

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For many African nations, their independence is so recent that people still remember the day it happened. Here's how the continent's seven most recently independent countries, all of which have declared independence since 1975, celebrate — or, in one case, decide not to hold festivities.

South Sudan

Independence Day: July 9, 2011, from Sudan

Bangladeshi forces raided an upscale cafe early Saturday in the capital Dhaka, ending an hours-long standoff with a group of gunmen.

The Bangladeshi military said 20 civilians were killed, along with two police officers and six attackers. Police arrested one of the militants at the scene.

The gunmen stormed into the Holey Artisan Bakery café late Friday and took a group hostage, including foreigners. The posh neighborhood called Gulshan is home to many foreign embassies.

Egyptian investigators say the memory chips are intact from the cockpit voice recorder of the EgyptAir plane that went down on May 19, killing all 66 people on board.

So far, investigators have not been able to determine what caused EgyptAir Flight 804 to crash. They're hoping the voice recordings could help clear up the mystery. There has been no claim of responsibility for bringing the plane down, and the pilot did not issue a distress call.

Travel Nightmares: Mistaken For A Deity

Jul 2, 2016
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The Week In Sports: Wimbledon

Jul 2, 2016
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A fishing boat captain is dead and China is asking for a "responsible explanation," after an anti-ship missile was launched toward China from a Taiwanese Navy vessel Friday. Navy officials are apologizing for what they call an accident – a mistake made during a simulation drill.

The incident occurred Friday morning, when a 500-ton corvette that was sitting in the Zuoying Military Harbor launched a supersonic missile that streaked nearly 40 nautical miles before hitting a Taiwanese boat that had been trawling for shrimp.

Did you know the United Kingdom is one of the most generous countries in the world when it comes to aid for global health and development?

The amount given in 2015 was the equivalent of $18.7 billion in U.S. dollars. That's second only to the $31.08 billion from the United States. It's an impressive total given the comparative size of the two countries and their economies.

If you Google "Rio Olympics" right now, you won't see much about the athletes.

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