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BERLIN (AP) — German media reports say police are searching for a possible suspect in Monday's truck rampage that killed 12 people. He's described as a Tunisian man whose documents were found in the cab of the truck that plowed into a Berlin Christmas market. German authorities had to release two suspects arrested in the wake of Monday's attack due to lack of evidence.

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities are pledging to find out who's responsible for a deadly chain-reaction explosion at a fireworks market that left at least 29 people dead. It was the third such blast to ravage the market on the northern outskirts of Mexico's capital since 2005. Officials have not yet said what may have caused the explosions which also badly burned dozens of people.

MOSCOW (AP) — A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin is refusing to offer theories behind Monday's assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. But he's hinting that Moscow doesn't believe the gunman acted on his own. Ambassador Andrei Karlov was killed in front of stunned onlookers at a photo exhibition in Ankara. The assassin was killed in a police operation.

PRAGUE (AP) — A spokesman for tennis player Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) says that surgery on the two-time Wimbledon champion's left hand was successful and she is recovering. Kvitova was wounded Tuesday when a knife-wielding intruder attacked her at her home in the Czech Republic. The attacker is still at large. Kvitova is expected to resume her career, but will miss the Australian Open and a significant part of the season.

PARIS (AP) — French actress Michele Morgan, who starred with Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra, has died at age 96. French media reports quote her family as saying that Morgan died Tuesday, without giving a cause of death. Morgan was the first winner of the Cannes Film Festival's best actress award for her portrayal of a blind woman in "Pastoral Symphony" in 1946.

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