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Turkey frees 758 soldiers after failed coup, Erdogan drops lawsuits

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Turkey Turkey has released more than 750 soldiers detained after an abortive coup, state media reported on Saturday, while President Tayyip Erdogan said he would drop lawsuits against people who had insulted him, in a one-time gesture of "unity".

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Afghan troops press offensive against Islamic State

JALALABAD, Afghanistan When Afghan troops pushed into Kot, a district close to the border with Pakistan, this week, they found many of the houses empty, with posters plastered on the walls and black flags left by departing Islamic State fighters.

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UNICEF pledges continued aid effort in Nigeria after convey attack

LAGOS United Nations children's agency UNICEF said it is continuing its aid work in northeastern Nigeria, a former stronghold of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, despite an attack on a humanitarian convoy earlier this week.

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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.

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Pope condemns 'wave of terror,' urges young people to shun indifference

KRAKOW, Poland Pope Francis on Saturday condemned the "devastating wave of terrorism" and war that has hit the world and urged a huge crowd of young people not to be indifferent to the suffering of others. | Video

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Pokemon GO players robbed at gunpoint in London park

LONDON Three teenagers playing the hit game Pokemon GO have been robbed at gunpoint in a north London park and forced to hand over their mobile phones, British police said on Saturday.

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