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JAKARTA — A blast triggered by a suspected bomb hit a shopping mall on the outskirts of Jakarta on Thursday, but there was no report of casualties. Bomb
The explosion took place in a toilet of Alam Sutera Mall shopping center at midday, triggering panic among visitors of the mall, TV One said.(Indonesia-Bomb-Mall)
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BAGHDAD — Up to 40 people were killed on Thursday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants and air strikes by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aircraft in the Iraqi provinces of Anbar and Salahudin, government statement and provincial security sources said.
In the western province of Anbar, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden truck near the security forces and allied militias known as Hashd Shaabi, or popular mobilization, in Haiyakil area, just south of the IS-held city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving at least seven security members and militiamen killed and nine others wounded, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-IS-Airstrikes)
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CONAKRY — Guinea’s ex-junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara was on Wednesday indicted by Guinean judges investigating the massacre of 157 people on Sept. 28, 2009, a judicial source has told Xinhua.
Camara who has been living in exile in Burkina Faso, was questioned by the judges in the capital Ouagadougou.(Guinea-Junta Leader)
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KABUL — The Afghan intelligence agency on Thursday confirmed that another senior leader of the Islamic State (IS) branch in Afghanistan had died following the recent U.S.-led airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province.
“Based on information of National Directorate of Security (NDS), now, it has been confirmed that another senior member of Daesh (IS) outfit leadership named Sheikh Maqbul, known as Shahidullah Shaid, has been killed during the recent airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province,” NDS, the country’s intelligence service, said in a statement.(Afghanistan-IS)
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SEOUL — South Korea and the Democratic People ‘s Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Thursday to hold talks about the operation of the cooperative Kaesong industrial zone next week, Seoul’s unification ministry said.
The ministry said in a statement that the sixth round of joint management committee meeting for the Kaesong Industrial Complex would be held on July 16 at the DPRK’s border town of Kaesong.(S.Korea-DPRK-Talks)
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DAMASCUS — At least seven militants of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front were killed during airstrikes by the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition in northwestern Syria, a monitor group reported on Thursday.
The international coalition carried out at least five airstrikes overnight, some of which targeted a vehicle of one of the Nusra commanders on the road between the towns of Sarmada and Kafr-Daryan in the countryside of the northwestern province of Idlib, much of which have fell to the Nusra Front over the past few months. (Syria-Al-Qaida) Enditem

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