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4 dead, 2 wounded in Southern California stabbings
AP, Los Angeles
 A man who was "full of anger" went on a two-hour stabbing and robbery rampage in Southern California, killing four people and wounding two others, authorities said Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was taken into custody after he came out of a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana, southeast of Los Angeles, and dropped a knife along with a handgun that he had taken from a guard, police said.

Damascus rejects Turkey-US buffer zone deal
AFP, Damascus
Damascus said Thursday it rejects a US-Turkish plan to establish a buffer zone in northern Syria, blaming Syria's Kurds for the proposal, state media said.
"Syria categorically and blatantly rejects the agreement between the American and Turkish occupiers on the establishment of a so-called safe zone" in northern Syria, a foreign ministry source told state news agency SANA.

Tensions rise among Yemen allies after separatist attack
AP, Cairo
A senior official in Yemen's embattled government on Thursday accused a southern separatist leader of "fomenting sedition" after his forces clashed with Yemeni troops near the presidential palace in Aden, as concerns rose about a new front in the country's devastating civil war.
In a statement carried by the official news agency, Interior Minister Ahmed el-Meseery called on the followers of separatist leader Hani Ben Braik to ignore his calls to overthrow the government, saying "they only aim at engendering war" and undermine the fight against Houthi rebels.

Turkey kills 2 more suspects in
diplomat's slaying
AP, Turkey
Turkey's state-run news agency says an operation by the Turkish military and its intelligence agency has killed two more suspects and alleged planners in last month's assassination of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq.
Anadolu Agency said on Thursday that Turkish forces targeted a vehicle carrying the two men in Iraq's semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region in an aerial operation last week.

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