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Turkey shakes up armed forces, U.S. says purges harming cooperation

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey has begun overhauling its armed forces following a failed coup, but its NATO ally the United States complained that the purges of generals and officers were hindering cooperation in the fight against Islamic State.

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Pope, at Auschwitz, asks God to forgive 'so much cruelty'

OSWIECIM, Poland Hunched on a bench near the gate to the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland, Pope Francis prayed silently on Friday in tribute to 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, gassed there by Nazi occupiers during World War Two. | Video

Pope 7:16am EDT

France had been hunting second church attacker after tip-off

PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France 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. | Video

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Tibetan monk who died was tortured, says niece who fled China

DHARAMSALA, India The niece of a leading Buddhist monk who died in a Chinese jail has fled to India to tell the world she suspects he was a victim of torture, and disbelieves the official version that he died of a heart attack.

United Nations 6:48am EDT

Spain's Rajoy to start government talks with other parties on Friday

MADRID Spain's conservative acting prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, will call the heads of the Socialist Party and the liberal Ciudadanos on Friday, to seek their support to form a government.

Spain 8:35am EDT

Wing part found in Tanzania is 'highly likely' from MH370: Australia minister

SYDNEY An aircraft wing part found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an Australian government minister said on Friday, in what would be the second confirmed piece of the jetliner.

Australia 3:47am EDT

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