DIGEST

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Is­lamist mil­i­tants claim at­tack that killed U.S. ser­vice mem­ber: So­ma­lia’s al-Shabab Is­lamist group has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for an at­tack in which a U.S. com­mando was killed and four oth­ers were wounded when they came un­der fire in the coun­try. The U.S. Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions forces were fight­ing along­side about 800 troops from So­ma­lia and Kenya when they were at­tacked late on Fri­day by mor­tars and small-arms fire. A U.S. Africa Com­mand state­ment said the four wounded troops were in the care of the U.S. Em­bassy med­i­cal team in neigh­bor­ing Kenya. They were await­ing trans­port “for ad­di­tional med­i­cal eval­u­a­tion.” The iden­ti­ties of the ser­vice mem­bers were not re­leased. Saudi civil­ians are re­ported killed by Houthi mis­sile at­tack: Three civil­ians were killed in the south of Saudi Ara­bia after a mis­sile was launched from Ye­men by the Houthi rebel move­ment, said Saudi state TV re­ported. The Houthis, an Iranal­lied group that con­trols much of Ye­men, in­clud­ing the cap­i­tal, Sanaa, have fired a num­ber of mis­siles in re­cent months, part of a three-year-old con­flict widely seen as a proxy bat­tle be­tween Saudi Ara­bia and Iran.

China, In­dia agree­ment is sign of im­prov­ing ties: China and In­dia have set­tled a dis­pute over the flood-prone Brahma­pu­tra River that flows from Ti­bet to Bangladesh in a sign of grow­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two na­tions. In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping signed the agree­ment as they be­gan the two­day Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion sum­mit. Un­der two deals, China will share hy­dro­log­i­cal data on the river and amend cer­tain re­quire­ments on In­dian ex­ports of rice other than the bas­mati va­ri­ety to China.

Iraq ex­tra­dites sus­pect in girl’s rape and mur­der to Ger­many: Iraq has ex­tra­dited a 20-year-old man sus­pected of rap­ing and killing a 14-year-old girl in Ger­many last month, Ger­man of­fi­cials said. Po­lice in the Iraqi re­gion of Kur­dis­tan said the Iraqi sus­pect, iden­ti­fied as Ali Bashar, had ad­mit­ted to the mur­der of 14year-old Su­sanna Feld­man in Ger­many, where the case has stoked the im­mi­gra­tion de­bate. The teenager was found dead Wed­nes­day in a wooded area in Wies­baden, near a refugee cen­ter where the al­leged at­tacker had lived. Kur­dish se­cu­rity forces ar­rested the sus­pect on Fri­day.

Thou­sands of Irish women take record-set­ting skinny dip: Thou­sands of Irish women shed their in­hi­bi­tions and their clothes on a se­cluded beach about 30 miles south of Dublin on Satur­day for a world-record­set­ting “skinny dip” to raise funds for a chil­dren’s cancer char­ity. The Guin­ness World Records of­fi­cial who ad­ju­di­cated the swim said that 2,505 women spent at least five min­utes in the sea to set a new world record.

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