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Deadly California wildfire expected to widen severely

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. A deadly blaze near California's Big Sur coast could widen to more than five times its current size and has destroyed some 60 homes, threatened hundreds of others and spurred mass evacuations, authorities said on Saturday.

Turkey's Erdogan: military to answer to minister of defense

ANKARA Turkey's military commanders will report to the defense minister and military academies will be shut down, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, announcing moves aimed at bringing the military fully under civilian control after a failed coup.

Hundreds protest death of black man after Canadian police arrest

OTTAWA More than 500 people rallied in Canada's capital on Saturday to protest the death of a mentally ill black man following an arrest, marching against what they see as race-based police brutality in a country that prides itself for being tolerant.

First-ever refugee team ascends to Rio's Christ statue

RIO DE JANEIRO Members of the first-ever Olympic refugee team visited Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ statue Saturday, with smiles as wide as their arms were outstretched, imitating the landmark's open embrace as they posed for photos.



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