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Suicide bombers kill six people in Lebanese village: Al-Manar

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A number of suicide bombers killed six people and wounded 13 in an attack in a village in eastern Lebanon on Monday, Hezbollah's al-Manar TV reported. The attack targeted the village of Qaa, a few kilometers from the border with Syria. Al-Manar had earlier reported it was carried out by two suicide bombers, but later said there were more than two. (Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Paul Tait)

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:36:57 -0400
Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America title as Messi misses

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after missing his shot during penalty kicks in the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2- in penalty kicks. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina's national team.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:36:25 -0400
LEADING OFF: Tulo back in Colorado; Indians try to hang 10

Toronto Blue Jays' Troy Tulowitzki rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)A look at what's happening all around the majors on Monday:

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:35:37 -0400
Oil prices fall as Brexit lingers, refined products glut looms

A pump jack used to help lift crude oil from a well in South Texas Eagle Ford Shale formation stands idle in Dewitt County TexasOil prices dropped on Monday, extending sharp declines after Britain's vote to leave the European Union sparked a sharp selloff in global markets on Friday. Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum defied bookmakers' odds to show a 52 percent to 48 percent victory for the campaign to leave a bloc Britain joined more than 40 years ago. Oil prices were under pressure as the British pound fell anew on Monday, with investors still at a loss as to what happens next now that the country has voted to leave the European Union.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:33:21 -0400
Chile stun Argentina to win Copa America Centenario

Chile's players celebrate after defeating Argentina in the penalty shoot-out and winning the Copa America Centenario final, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 26, 2016Holders Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America Centenario in a penalty shoot-out as Lionel Messi's title curse struck again. Messi on Sunday blazed a penalty over the bar in the shoot-out before Lucas Biglia missed to leave Chile's Francisco Silva with the task of stroking home the winning spot-kick at the MetLife Stadium. It was a carbon copy of last year's Copa America final, also won by Chile on penalties after a goalless draw.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:33:06 -0400
US parades celebrate Gay Pride, honor Orlando victims

People take part in the Pride parade in San Francisco, California on June, 26, 2016Hundreds of thousands of people from New York to San Francisco marched to celebrate gay pride, honor those killed in the Florida gay nightclub massacre, and promote tolerance. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, buoyed by a double digit poll lead over Republican Donald Trump in the race for the White House, joined the tail end of the parade in New York. In San Francisco, the crowd cheered and electronic music blared from floats, a group carried placards with photos of the Florida victims, and men in leather bondage walked the route under bright sunshine.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:30:33 -0400
The Latest: Crews make progress against California wildfire

A pickup truck passes by the remains of mobile homes devastated by a wildfire, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in South Lake, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight the fire and to clean up in the aftermath. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also authorized the use of funds for firefighting efforts. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:28:07 -0400
British political turmoil deepens after EU referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to the media outside Bute House, following an emergency Scottish cabinet meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland will launch immediate talks with European Union nations and institutions to find a way to remain in the bloc despite Britain's vote to leave. Sturgeon says voters in Scotland gave "emphatic" backing to remaining in the bloc. A majority of voters in more-populous England opted to leave. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) Britain's shocking decision to remove itself from the European Union brought more political turmoil Sunday as Scotland's leader threatened to block the move and the opposition Labour Party's leader faced a coup attempt from his own legislators.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:26:30 -0400
Stunner at US Olympic swim trials: Lochte beaten in 400 IM

Chase Kalisz, left, reacts with Ryan Lochte after winning the men's 400-meter Individual medley final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Ryan Lochte powered out to a big lead in the event he won four years ago at the London Olympics, his powerful arms churning through the water, looking very much like a lock for another trip to the games.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:24:30 -0400
Simone Biles glides to 4th straight US gymnastics title

Simone Biles competes in the floor exercise during the U.S. women's gymnastics championships Sunday, June 26, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) Simone Biles is showing no signs of slowing down.

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:22:00 -0400
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