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  • France had been hunting second church attacker after tip-off
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    France had been hunting second church attacker after tip-off

    By Chine Labbé and Michel Rose PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Police had been hunting the second teenager who killed a priest in a church in France this week after a foreign intelligence tip-off that a suspected jihadist might be preparing an attack, police and judicial sources said

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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.

  • Up to 1 million could flee fighting in Iraq: ICRC
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    Up to 1 million could flee fighting in Iraq: ICRC

    Up to million people could be forced to flee their homes in Iraq in coming weeks and months as fighting intensifies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday. The humanitarian agency said it was seeking a further 17.1 million Swiss

  • 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
    Associated Press

    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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  • Pope Francis walks alone through horrors of Auschwitz
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    Pope Francis walks alone through horrors of Auschwitz

    Pope Francis on Friday walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau, beginning a historic visit to the former Nazi death camp. Among the survivors he met were Helena Dunicz Niwinska, a 101-year-old woman who played the violin in the Auschwitz

  • The Latest: Pope hears penitential prayer at death camp
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    The Latest: Pope hears penitential prayer at death camp

    The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Poland's chief rabbi has prayed a penitential psalm in the presence of Pope Francis at Birkenau, a part of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau ...

  • Syria rebels prevent civilians from leaving Aleppo: monitor
    AFP

    Syria rebels prevent civilians from leaving Aleppo: monitor

    Only a few residents of Syria's Aleppo were able to leave encircled opposition-held districts through humanitarian corridors before rebels prevented them from fleeing, a monitor said Friday. Russia, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad, on Thursday announced the opening of aid passages for civilians

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  • Sri Lanka set Australia 268 to win 1st test after Mendis 176
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    Sri Lanka set Australia 268 to win 1st test after Mendis 176

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka set Australia 268 to win the first test after Kusal Mendis hit a fighting 176 to lift the host team into a strong position on Friday.

  • Pope visits Auschwitz, prays at saint's cell
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    Pope visits Auschwitz, prays at saint's cell

    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis paid a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage to the place where Adolf Hitler's forces killed more than 1 million people, most of them Jews.

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    1st test: Sri Lanka vs. Australia scoreboard

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Scoreboard Friday at the end of Sri Lanka's second innings on the fourth day of the first test against Australia at Pallekele International Stadium:

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  • Clinton accepts historic nomination, slams Trump vision
    AFP

    Clinton accepts historic nomination, slams Trump vision

    Hillary Clinton on Thursday claimed her place in history as the first woman presidential nominee of a major US party, promising economic opportunity for all and rejecting Donald Trump's dark vision of America. Clinton repeated the convention's theme of "stronger together," declaring

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    Top Asian News 9:02 a.m. GMT

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities on Friday re-imposed a curfew in the main city of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir to prevent a protest march to the main mosque called by separatist leaders angered by the killing of a top rebel leader earlier this month. Residents said government forces visited

  • Hong Kong groups want unlikely China exit as election looms
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    Hong Kong groups want unlikely China exit as election looms

    HONG KONG (AP) — Britain had its Brexit. Now some in Hong Kong are dreaming of their own version.

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    China warns after attacks on Olympic delegates in Rio

    BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others.

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    Matt Giteau back in Wallaby frame for Rugby Championship

    SYDNEY (AP) — Veteran playmaker Matt Giteau and four uncapped players have been named in a 36-man Australia squad for the Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.

  • Britain to review EDF's Hinkley Point nuclear energy plan
    Reuters

    Britain to review EDF's Hinkley Point nuclear energy plan

    By William Schomberg and Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to launch a new review into a project led by French energy company EDF to build two new nuclear reactors, which would be the country's first new nuclear plant in decades. EDF's board narrowly voted to proceed with the Hinkley

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    Spain: Rajoy to try to form gov't but calendar still unclear

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has accepted the king's petition to try to from a government following last month's inconclusive elections but has not made it clear if he will definitely present himself before parliament for the necessary approval.

  • World's top brewer AB InBev stalls in Brazil
    AFP

    World's top brewer AB InBev stalls in Brazil

    The world's top brewer AB InBev on Friday said its earnings took a hit in the second quarter on tough results in Latin America ahead of the Olympics in Rio. The Belgian-based Budweiser maker is in the throes of a blockbuster merger with rival SABMiller, a tie-up process that also affected earnings

  • Associated Press

    Sri Lanka vs Australia scores

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Scores at the end of Sri Lanka's second innings on the fourth day of the first test against Australia at Pallekele International Stadium: