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Two suicide attacks in Kabul on Tuesday targeting first NATO then the Afghan spy agency left one person dead and five wounded, officials said, as the Taliban step up their annual summer offensive. In the first incident, a Taliban suicide car bomber targeting a NATO vehicle rocked the southeast of the city, wounding three people including one described by the police as a "foreigner". An hour later three Taliban attackers tried to storm a branch office of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan's main intelligence agency.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks headed to losses Tuesday as European leaders met to discuss Greece's strained finances. A plunge in commodity prices helped pull stocks in material producers down more than the rest of the market. Freeport-McMoRan dropped 7 percent, the biggest loss in the S&P 500.
Britons laid flowers at the sites of the 2005 London suicide bombings and held a nationwide minute of silence for the 52 victims on Tuesday on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. Prime Minister David Cameron led the tributes by placing a wreath at a memorial in Hyde Park, less than a fortnight after an attack in Tunisia in which 30 Britons were killed. The ceremony began at exactly 8:50 am (0750 GMT) -- the time the first of four homegrown jihadists detonated his device on London's transport system on July 7, 2005.