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Turkey's anti-Gulen crackdown ripples far and wide

MOGADISHU Barely 12 hours after a failed coup in Turkey, Somalia's cabinet met in Mogadishu to consider a request from Ankara to shut down two schools and a hospital linked to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric Turkey blames for the attempted putsch.

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Russia has motive, capability and form for U.S. email hack

MOSCOW The Kremlin says it had zero involvement in the hacking of Democratic Party emails while U.S. officials say the hack originated in Russia. We may never know who is right, but one thing is for sure - Russia had motive, capability and form.

Tech, Russia, Cybersecurity Jul 29 2016

Libyan forces battle Islamic State snipers for streets of Sirte

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces made a fresh push on Friday to capture ground from Islamic State militants besieged in the center of their former North African stronghold of Sirte. | Video

Libya, Africa Jul 29 2016

U.S. worries Russian humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT The United States is trying to determine whether a Russian plan for a humanitarian operation in Syria is sincere, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, adding that if it proves a "ruse" it could ruin cooperation between Moscow and Washington.

Russia, United Nations, Syria Jul 29 2016

U.N. Human Rights Commission slams Australia youth prison abuse

MELBOURNE Hundreds of people rallied in major cities across Australia on Saturday criticizing the government's response to video showing aboriginal children being teargassed and abused in prison.

Australia 2:25am EDT

Niger extends state of emergency in Diffa region hit by Boko Haram

NIAMEY Niger has extended a state of emergency in the southeastern region of Diffa for three months after a series of attacks by Boko Haram, the government said late on Friday.

Africa 6:59am EDT

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