Friday, July 8, 2016

World News Briefs -- July 8, 2016

USA Today: Dead gunman in Dallas shootings ID'd; police say he wanted 'to kill white people'

A gunman suspected of killing five police officers during a protest march in downtown Dallas late Thursday told negotiators before he died that he was upset over recent police-involved shootings of African Americans and "wanted to kill white people, especially white officers," Dallas Police Chief David Brown said.

Seven other police officers and two civilians were injured in the melee that sent protesters scrambling as heavy gunfire erupted.

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Syria: Army cuts strategic Aleppo road despite truce.

Air strikes kill 23 at holiday spot in Syria's Idlib during ceasefire - monitor.

Baghdad security chiefs dismissed after deadly attacks.

Iran says U.N. report on its ballistic missile tests 'unrealistic'.

Turkey detains 6 more suspects over airport attack: report.

Turkey's Erdogan calls on NATO to do more on fighting militant attacks.

Nineteen people arrested over Saudi Arabia attacks.


US to deploy missiles in S. Korea as North riled.

Russian military to take into account missile system in South Korea: Interfax.

Philippines willing to share South China Sea: Manila.

Philippine president blames US, UK for Middle East violence.

Beijing will not 'step back' in South China Sea: media.

Bomb explosion on Taiwan train leaves 25 commuters severely injured. Taiwan train explosion: Suspect named after 25 hurt.

Indonesia traffic jam: 12 die in Java gridlock during Ramadan.

Super typhoon hits Taiwan, cutting power and transport.


Five soldiers killed in South Sudan's capital Juba. South Sudan: Heavy gunfire following death of soldiers.

South Sudan cancels independence celebrations.

Tributes paid to five Togo soldiers killed in Mali.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says pay delay is no reason for strike.

Ethiopia backs Israeli bid for AU observer status.

Gambia and Tanzania outlaw child marriage.

India's Modi in South Africa for talks with Zuma, trade summit.


Obama urges NATO to stand firm against Russia despite Brexit.

Four NATO battalions to go to eastern Europe to deter Russia.

Putin discusses Ukrainian troops' actions in Donbass with Merkel, Hollande.

French president says Russia is neither enemy nor threat to his country.

Don't give UK a generous Brexit deal, EU voters say: poll.

Security forces clash with militants in Russia’s North Caucasus.

Germany marks steep drop in migrant arrivals.

Nearly 96,000 unaccompanied children sought EU asylum in 2015: agency.

EU commission seeks sanction on Spain, Portugal on deficits.

Brexit to hit eurozone growth, says IMF.


Five Dallas police killed in ambush, suspect identified as Army reservist.

Dallas shooting suspect was Afghanistan vet: US military.

Clinton, Trump cancel political events after police deaths.

Doctors turn militant over Venezuela's health crisis.

Colombian army to fight crime gangs, dissident FARC after peace.

Rio Olympics: Brazil vows to be ready in case terror strikes.

Chile Caravan of Death: Former army commander Cheyre arrested.

Four Montreal cops arrested; one facing charge of obtaining sexual services.


READ: ‘ISIS’ comments on Dallas police shooting.

US military conducts 2 counterterrorism strikes against Al-Qaeda in Yemen.

ISIS foothold slipping after Fallujah defeat, say experts.


World faces deflation shock as China devalues yuan at accelerating pace.

House passes legislation blocking Boeing sale to Iran Air.

U.S. tax agency investigates Facebook's Ireland asset transfer.

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