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TOKYO (AP) — A former employee killed 19 people at a home for the mentally disabled early Tuesday morning in Sagamihara, a city 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Tokyo. Mass killings are relatively rare in Japan, but they have happened before:
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Following a massive attack in Kabul, the Afghan military has launched a major offensive against the Islamic State group in the country's far eastern region near the border with Pakistan, Afghan and U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death.
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's interior minister on Tuesday bent to the pressure of nationalists and ordered police to bar a major religious procession from entering the capital, Kiev, after police found ammunition planted along the planned route.
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Tuesday as investors monitor corporate earnings, while oil prices extended losses, weighing on energy company shares.