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Turkey's Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree

ISTANBUL/ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.

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Attacking Trump, Democrat Kaine makes campaign-trail debut

MIAMI/WASHINGTON Democrat Tim Kaine made his first appearance on the campaign trail as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate on Saturday, touting an optimistic view of America and leaping to attack Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's record. | Video

Spy agencies struggle to spot threats from lone, mentally ill attackers

WASHINGTON Recent attacks on civilians in the U.S. and Europe have exposed a gap in the intelligence community’s efforts to track suspected extremists and prevent mass killings, a half dozen American, British and French counterterrorism officials told Reuters.

Jul 23 2016

G20 will use 'all policy tools' to protect growth as Brexit looms

CHENGDU, China Leaders from the world's biggest economies are poised on Sunday to renew their commitments to support global growth and better coordinate actions in the face of uncertainty over Britain's decision to leave the European Union and growing protectionism.

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FBI led Brazil to suspected militants mulling Olympic attack: prosecutor

RIO DE JANEIRO The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation gave Brazil the tip that led to arrests this week of 11 suspected militants who had discussed a possible attack on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a Brazilian prosecutor.

World, Sports, Brazil Jul 23 2016

Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, thousands evacuated

SHANGHAI Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced thousands from their homes, state media reported on Saturday. | Video

World, Environment Jul 23 2016
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Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks

DALLAS The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.

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Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists

BANGKOK Two 8-year-old girls in Thailand have been charged for violating campaigning rules ahead of a contentious referendum next month after tearing voter lists off a wall because they liked the pink paper they were printed on, police said on Sunday.