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Poland condemned the apparent beheading of one its citizens by Pakistani militants as “bestial.” The killing underscored the challenges facing a new U. S. envoy who arrived in the region Monday to try to stem the terror threat.

A woman with a bomb strapped to her body hid in a crowd of Sri Lankan civilians on Monday, blowing herself up as security forces frisked people fleeing the northern war zone, killing 28 people, the military said.

Facing a major test less than a month into his presidency, Barack Obama held his first prime-time news conference on Monday.

Egyptian archaeologists said Monday that they have discovered 30 mummies inside a 4,600-year-old tomb.

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