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  • Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup: Turkish official
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    Erdogan wants army under president's control after coup: Turkish official

    By Ece Toksabay and Daren Butler ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the armed forces and national intelligence agency brought under the control of the presidency, a parliamentary official said on Thursday, part of a major overhaul of the military after a failed coup.

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    Exclusive: Japan to upgrade Patriot batteries for Olympics as North Korean missile threat grows: sources

    By Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is upgrading its Patriot PAC-3 missile defense system in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, adding range and accuracy needed to intercept more advanced North Korean ballistic missiles, four sources with knowledge of the plan said. The move

  • Exclusive: New York Fed asks Philippines to recover Bangladesh money
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    Exclusive: New York Fed asks Philippines to recover Bangladesh money

    By Krishna N. Das and Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has asked the Philippines' central bank to help Bangladesh Bank recover the $81 million that was stolen by hackers in February from its account held at the Fed, boosting Dhaka's efforts to retrieve the

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What Trump’s flirtation with Putin signals to Europe

    Speculation about Donald Trump’s soft spot for Russian President Vladimir Putin and general pro-Russian attitude has been waxing for several months, helped along by moves such as Mr. Trump's hiring of campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who represented the Russian-backed former Ukrainian president for

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    Why can’t the UN stop sexual violence in South Sudan?

    Ethnic hostilities in South Sudan have left the country awash in sexual violence, and some of it may be happening under the nose of United Nations peacekeepers. The UN said on Wednesday that there had been least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape in the South Sudanese capital of Juba since fighting

  • Christian Science Monitor

    To nominate Hillary Clinton, it takes a village

    In Cleveland last week at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump’s face was the dominant image. This week in Philadelphia, the Democrats are using a much different, more traditional approach. The party’s biggest names have marched to the podium one by one and praised Mrs. Clinton while bashing

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why the Kremlin may not be the fan of Trump that it's said to be

    When Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday made a public request to Russia that it publish missing emails from Hillary Clinton's personal web server, it ignited rampant press speculation as to what he meant. Was Mr. Trump really proposing that Russia, already accused by US

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    Australian leader launches inquiry into teen detainee abuse

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister has called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the country's north.

  • Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens
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    Lawyer: 8 Turkish military personnel being sent to Athens

    THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.

  • Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack
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    Several Jordanian troops killed, hurt in car bomb attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.

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    Afghan government loses 5 percent of territory in 4 months: U.S. government watchdog

    By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Afghan government lost control or influence of nearly 5 percent of its territory between January and May, the U.S government's top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report on Friday, an indication of the challenges its forces are facing. Fifteen years after

  • At 90, Fidel Castro is symbol of Cuban resistance to change
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    At 90, Fidel Castro is symbol of Cuban resistance to change

    HAVANA (AP) — White-haired, thin and bent at nearly 90, Fidel Castro in person is a faint echo of the man who remade his country, defied the United States and fueled socialist uprisings around the world.

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    Stephan Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58 on Web.com Tour

    HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic for the lowest score in major tour play.

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    Top Asian News 3:57 a.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt

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    Vietnam says Taiwan firm's pollution affected 200,000 people

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government said the toxic pollution a Taiwanese-owned company has acknowledged discharging from its steel complex has harmed the livelihoods of more than 200,000 people, including 41,000 fishermen.

  • Japan central bank opts for modest stimulus expansion
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    Japan central bank opts for modest stimulus expansion

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation.

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    Two children abused in Australian prison being counter-sued by state

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Two of the six aboriginal children teargassed by police while in custody in Australia are being counter-sued by the Northern Territory government for damaging the prison in an escape attempt, according to court documents. Prison footage broadcast by the Australian

  • Venus Williams tumbles out of Rogers Cup in Montreal
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    Venus Williams tumbles out of Rogers Cup in Montreal

    MONTREAL (AP) — Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

  • Baidu profit falls 34% in Q2 after ads scandal
    AFP

    Baidu profit falls 34% in Q2 after ads scandal

    Chinese Internet giant Baidu's second-quarter profits plunged 34 percent, it reported, as a scandal over its policies for displaying paid ads cut into customer growth. In May, Baidu was summoned by regulators and lashed by Chinese media over the death of a student whose family used the search engine

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  • Djokovic advances over showman Stepanek
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    Djokovic advances over showman Stepanek

    Novak Djokovic stopped tennis showman Radek Stepanek with a 6-2, 6-4 victory to march into the quarter-finals of the Toronto Masters. The top seed and three-time Canadian titleholder won in a light-hearted match-up with one of the characters of the ATP Tour as the 37-year-old Stepanek kept the crowd

  • BoJ under pressure for stimulus after weak data
    AFP

    BoJ under pressure for stimulus after weak data

    All eyes were on the Bank of Japan (BoJ) Friday as more tepid data heaped pressure on policymakers to deliver a one-two punch for the sluggish economy, after Tokyo unveiled a huge growth-boosting package this week. Central bank policymakers wrap up a meeting later in the day as speculation runs high

  • Indonesian executions a "complete mess": lawyer
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    Indonesian executions a "complete mess": lawyer

    Indonesia executed four drug convicts on Friday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess". The executions on a remote prison island went ahead despite strong protests from international rights

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  • Attempt at U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria suffers major setbacks
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    Attempt at U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria suffers major setbacks

    By Tom Miles and John Walcott GENEVA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's attempt to elicit Russian military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria suffered two potentially crippling blows on Thursday. First, the Syrian army said it had cut off all supply

  • World surf contest coming to Costa Rica's Zika hotspot
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    World surf contest coming to Costa Rica's Zika hotspot

    Next month, international surfers converging on a popular Costa Rican beach for the World Surfing Games will be facing more than big waves and tough competition -- the zone is also a Zika hotspot. People can come to Jaco without any fear," Tobias Murillo, the mayor of the Garabito region that includes

  • Australia refuses to nominate former leader for top UN job
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    Australia refuses to nominate former leader for top UN job

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's government rejected a request by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday that it back his late bid for the top United Nations job, effectively crushing the former diplomat's hopes of nabbing the post after he spent months lobbying for government support.