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New York Times: Official Identifies One Suspect in Attack at Texas Anti-Islam Event

Law enforcement officials on Monday identified one of two gunmen who opened fire Sunday at an event in Garland, Tex., where people were invited to present cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, before they were shot and killed by police officers. The man was identified as Elton Simpson of Phoenix.

The police and F.B.I. agents in that city searched an apartment believed to be connected to him, with much of the Autumn Ridge apartment complex cordoned off through the night . At the same time, the F.B.I. office in Dallas confirmed that it was providing investigators and a bomb technician to aid the police in Garland, a city just outside Dallas.


MIDDLE EAST

Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops land in Yemen.

Saudi-led alliance mulls partial truces in Yemen: statement.

Suicide bomber attacks Syrian military facility. Syria conflict: Suicide blast rocks central Damascus.

US military says coalition airstrikes killed ISIS fighters, not Syrian civilians.

Iraqi city still a ghost town a month after defeat of IS.

Islamic State issues beard mandate for men in Mosul: report.

UN peacekeepers injured in mortar fire on Golan Heights.

Ethiopian Israelis clash with police as anti-racism rally turns violent.

ASIA

China's Xi Jinping and Taiwan's Eric Chu in high-level talks.

Philippine military says wanted bomb maker was killed.

India soldiers die in Nagaland rebel attack.

China, Russia to sign a host of cooperation deals during Xi’s visit to Moscow.

Taliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks. Taliban, Afghan representatives talk ceasefire but fail to agree.

Suicide blast targets government officials in Kabul.

Afghan trial begins for 49 people suspected in mob killing of woman. Trial begins in case of Kabul lynching of Farkhunda.

Australia faces massive budget blowout, says Deloitte.

Petrol pirates proliferate on Southeast Asian seas.

AFRICA

Separatist rebels attack army in northern Malian town.

Burundi opposition protests resume as military backs term limits. Burundi: Anti-government protests enter second week. Burundi activist says two dead in protests; no police comment.

Former Boko Haram captives describe deaths during rescue.

Kerry holds talks on security, al Shabaab threat in Kenya.

Somalia's government ban al-Shabab name from media.

Opposition supporters clash with security forces in Guinea.

Egypt extends mandate by three months to deploy military abroad.

EUROPE

Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in eastern Ukraine: Kiev military.

Around 6,800 migrants rescued, baby girl born on Italian navy ship.

Upswing in fighting in Ukraine sends civilians fleeing and puts truce in doubt.

Europe weighs bombing migrant boats.

Greece aims for deal with lenders, IMF hard on reforms: minister.

Deal or no deal, Greece still faces bankruptcy.

New British princess named as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

AMERICAS

Two killed outside Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. Police shoot dead two gunmen at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons.

Immigrants to U.S. from China top those from Mexico.

Venezuela to nationalize food distribution.

Cuba gears up for tourist influx as US relations improve.

Bill Clinton defends foundation’s foreign donations and paid speeches.

3 more Republicans set to join US Presidential race. Carson, Fiorina announce 2016 presidential bids.

Alberta's possible pivot to the left alarms Canadian oil sector.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

South Asia al-Qaida group video claims responsibility for blogger murders.

Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists, AP poll says.

Former CIA chief: We totally dropped the ball on al Qaeda's rebound.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Seeking global role, China presses Europe in diplomatic push.

Oil falls a second day amid ample U.S. supply, Iraqi shipments.

Unwanted for 50 years: Swiss banks track thousands of unclaimed accounts.

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