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Teacher stabbed, killed in front of students in France

A woman stabbed and killed a kindergarten teacher in her classroom as students watched in southwestern France Friday morning -- the last day of school before summer break -- the French education minister said.

Al-Maliki hints at another try for Iraqi PM

A defiant Nuri al-Maliki announced Friday that he would not withdraw his name as a candidate for prime minister, a statement that came hours after a leading lawmaker alleged he had agreed not to put his name forward to make it easier to pick a new leader

Jordan's farmers suffer

Caught between Syria's civil war and the burgeoning instability in Iraq, Jordanian farmers are suffering. CNN's John Defterios reports.

Putin's July 4 wish? Closer U.S. ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he hoped for better ties with the United States in a July Fourth message to his U.S. counterpart, President Barack Obama.

Bangkok mall crowded

Neglected by humans for almost two decades, New World Mall in Bangkok has attracted a slightly different clientele. Happily swimming among dilapidated storefronts and waterlogged escalators, koi and tilapia feast on fish food sold by enterprising locals and thrown by tourists who continue to descend on the surreal scene.

Al-Shabaab militants kill Somali lawmaker, officials say

Islamist militants killed one Somali lawmaker and wounded another in a drive-by shooting in the capital on Thursday morning, the third assassination of a Parliament member this year, police and a legislator said.

32 kidnapped drivers released

Thirty-two Turkish drivers believed kidnapped by militants in Iraq last month have been released, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday.

ISIS takes major Syrian oil field, group says

The extremist Sunni militant group that recently declared a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq has taken control of a major Syrian oil field from other fighters, a UK-based monitoring group said Thursday.