Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

World Briefs

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Iraq bombs homes in Baghdad in mishap

An Iraqi fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a residential neighborhood of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least eight people in a blunder that officials blamed on a "technical fault."

The Iraqi Defense Ministry said the bomb became stuck and failed to deploy during a sortie over the western province of Anbar, where government forces are battling Islamic State militants. As the plane returned to base, the bomb accidentally fell on the Christian- Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad al-Jadida, in the eastern part of the capital.

Airstrike in Yemen kills dozens * An airstrike hit a popular livestock market in Yemen on Monday, killing at least 42 people, witnesses and medical officials said, as a Saudi Arabian-led coalition continued aerial attacks against Houthi rebels for a fourth month. The death toll, which included many civilians, was expected to increase, with at least 65 other people injured, many critically.

Wildfires rage in western Canada * More than 200 forest fires are burning across western Canada, causing a heavy gray haze to settle over the Pacific coast and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. Authorities issued air quality advisories across British Columbia on Monday as an unrelenting heat wave that began in early June sent temperatures soaring to record highs. More than 20 fires were sparked on Sunday alone, according to officials.

Israel arrests 6 for alleged support of terrorism * Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has arrested six Bedouin for establishing a cell supportive of the Islamic State group. The agency said Monday that four of those arrested were teachers and tried to indoctrinate students at their schools with the extremist group's ideas.

Mexican troops in copter shoot, kill 6 near U.S. border * After coming under fire, Mexican navy personnel in a Black Hawk helicopter shot back and killed six people near the U.S. border, authorities said on Monday. …

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