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Taliban storm Afghan police compound,
kill 5 police
AP, Kabul
The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide car bombs, killing at least five police, officials said. Another eight police and nine civilians were wounded in the attack, said Sardar Wali Tabasim, spokesman for the police chief of Paktia province. He said one of the attackers detonated his suicide vest, two others were shot dead by police.

3 arrested in double-slaying of Maryland teens
AP, Gaithersburg
Three people have been charged with killing two Maryland teens who were found dead the night before their high school graduation, and police said they believe the slayings were revenge for a robbery that one of the teens was rumored to have committed. The three are charged in the deaths of 17-year-old Shadi Adi Najjar and 18-year-old Artem Ziberov, Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said at a news conference late Saturday.

Bombing at Colombia mall kills 3
AP, Bogota
A strong explosion from a bomb rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia's capital Saturday, killing three people, including a 23-year-old French woman, and injuring nine others, authorities said.
Witnesses told of being evacuated from movie theaters and stores after the blast in a second-floor women's restroom at the upscale Centro Andino in the heart of Bogota's tourist district.

Navy stops search for 7 missing sailors after bodies found
AP, Yokosuka
The search for seven U.S. Navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan was called off Sunday after several bodies were found in the ship's flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters.
Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet, described the damage and flooding as extensive, including a big puncture under the waterline.

 The crew had to fight to keep the ship afloat, he said, and the ship's captain is lucky to have survived.

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