A Syrian migrant set off a bomb near a music festival in southern Germany, killing himself and wounding a dozen others in the third attack to hit the region in a week, authorities said Monday. The 27-year-old had spent time in a psychiatric facility, but the authorities said an Islamist motive seemed "likely" for the attack in the city of Ansbach Sunday night. Germany is reeling after nine people died in a shopping centre shooting rampage in Munich on Friday and four people were wounded in an axe attack on a train in Wuerzburg on July 18.
The Democratic Party kicks off its national convention Monday to anoint Hillary Clinton its presidential nominee, amid a simmering row over leaked emails that show party leaders sought to undermine campaign rival Bernie Sanders. Sanders lost the primary race but he has endorsed his bitter rival, and in a show of unity he has been offered a prime speaking slot on day one of the four-day confab. Sanders will stress that the party mission is to elect Clinton in November and prevent billionaire Republican Donald Trump from becoming the 45th president of the United States.