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This happened: the Taliban and ISIS claimed deadly attacks, Suge Knight was suspected of a hit-and-run, Jay-Z bought a new company, Mitt Romney prepared to show his hand, two pilots broke balloon flight record
Members of theAfghan Air Forcecrew stand next to a helicopter at the military airportREUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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As Taliban and ISIS claimed deadly attacks in Afghanistan and Egypt, Suge Knight was suspected of one at a burger joint in Compton.

Jay-Z fared better, splashing out$56mon a music streaming company, Mitt Romney planned to reveal his plans for presidency and two pilots broke gas-balloon travel records en route from Japan to Mexico.

An Afghan soldier killed three Americans in Kabul

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The shooting of four U.S. contractors at a military airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which three of them died, was said to have been an 'insider attack'. The Taliban claimed it was behind the hit though no specific motive was given for the attack.

READ MORE:Three American contractors dead in 'insider attack' at Kabul airport

ISIS claimed deadly attacks in Egypt

Islamic State militants based in the Sinai region of Egypt say they were behind a series of bombings that claimed 27 lives. Tensions are rising in Egypt after anti-government violence has erupted in the wake of celebrations of the 2011 uprisings.

READ MORE:ISIS Egypt wing says it is behind series of deadly attacks that killed 27

Jay-Z spent $56m on a new company

Hip Hop star Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter snapped up Swedish music-streaming company Aspiro for a cool $56m, peanuts, though, for an entrepreneur worth an estimated $520m. It's the latest in a portfolio of companies that includes sports bars, clothing brands and even champagne houses.

READ MORE: Jay-Z to spend $56m cash on Swedish music streaming company

Suge Knight became a wanted man after fatal hit-and-run

The Death Row records founder is the prime suspect in a hit-and-run at a burger joint in Compton. He is wanted for homicide after he drove his red truck over two men, following an earlier dispute on the set of a NWA biopic.

READ MORE:Rap supremo Suge Knight is suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles

Balloon pilots were on a record-breaking flight

Two balloonists known as 'The Eagles' broke the record for the longest distance traveled in a gas-balloon on a trip that set off on Saturday from Japan and flew across the Pacific. Still flying, they expect to land in Mexico on Saturday having broken another record for numbers of hours traveled.

READ MORE:Pilots break record for gas-balloon travel on trip from Japan to Mexico

Mitt Romney prepared to say yay or nay to presidential run

Insiders have said that Romney is finally going to confirm whether or not he'll try for president again in 2016, despite having said he wouldn't.

READ MORE:Mitt Romney to reveal whether he will run for president again in 2016

 
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