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By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose on Monday, lifted by the biggest gain in U.S. factory orders in eight months and solid manufacturing data in Germany, while German bund yields rose as investors shook off deflation fears. Germany's Dax index closed up 1.4 percent to outperform its peers after euro zone factories raised prices for the first time in eight months, according to a survey that also showed headcount rose at the fastest pace in nearly four years. When viewed with a report from the European Central Bank last week that showed credit creation in Spain and Italy had picked up in March, the manufacturing data bodes well for inflation expectations in Europe, said Anastasia Amoroso, global markets strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. "If there's credit creation then chances are there is jobs creation and therefore earnings creation," Amoroso said.
By Jon Herskovitz and David Schwartz GARLAND, Texas/PHOENIX (Reuters) - Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. Two law enforcement officials who asked not to be named identified one of the dead shooters as Elton Simpson, under surveillance since 2006 and convicted in 2010 of lying to FBI agents over his desire to join violent jihad in Somalia. The second shooter was identified as Nadir Soofi, a roommate of Simpson, according to two sources close to the investigation. Phoenix FBI spokesman Perryn Collier confirmed agents were at the Autumn Ridge Apartments in connection with the shooting in Texas.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.