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Second French church attacker was known to police: source

PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France The second teenager involved in the killing of a priest in a church in France this week was a 19-year-old who was known to security services as a potential Islamist militant, police and judicial sources said on Thursday. | Video

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Russia says starts humanitarian operation in Aleppo, offers civilians to leave

MOSCOW Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday that the Russian and Syrian militaries would start "a large-scale humanitarian operation" in Aleppo to help residents "who had become hostages of terrorists."

4:14am EDT

Australian police investigate Vatican treasurer over abuse allegations

SYDNEY Cardinal George Pell, the Australian-born Vatican treasurer, is being investigated in relation to multiple allegations of child abuse in his home country, Victoria state police said.

Australia, Pope 12:24am EDT

After attacks, Merkel cuts short holiday to face refugee policy storm

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel interrupted her vacation on Thursday to face down accusations at home and abroad that her open-door refugee policy allowed Islamist terrorism to take hold in Germany.

Germany 12:57am EDT

Spanish parties, King make fourth bid to end political stalemate

MADRID Spain's King Felipe and leaders of the four main parties will make a fourth attempt on Thursday to end seven months of political stalemate, with pressure for a deal mounting as a deadline for next year's budget nears.

Spain 4:09am EDT

Chinese polluters to face more business, financing restrictions

SHANGHAI Chinese firms guilty of exceeding emissions limits or building plants without environmental permits will face tougher punishments including credit bans and land use restrictions, the country's environmental ministry said late on Wednesday.

Environment 3:44am EDT

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