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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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Venezuela first lady's nephews confessed to drug scheme, U.S. says

NEW YORK Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady, who face charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, confessed to U.S. agents after being arrested in November to being involved in the drug scheme, newly-filed court records state.

U.S., 12:24am EDT

German military training 100 Syrian migrants in pilot project

BERLIN The German military is training more than 100 Syrian migrants for civilian roles suited to helping the eventual reconstruction of their country, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in remarks released ahead of publication on Sunday.

Jul 23 2016

Black Lives Matter protest Rio police violence ahead of Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO American activists from the Black Lives Matter movement marched with Brazilian partners through central Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, to protest police violence before the city hosts the first-ever Olympics in South America next month.

U.S., Brazil Jul 23 2016

Veteran Mexican drug lord says he didn't kill DEA agent

MEXICO CITY Veteran drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero denied carrying out one of the most notorious murders in Mexico's narco wars -- the killing of U.S. anti-drugs agent Enrique "Kike" Camarena in 1985 -- and said he was no longer involved in drug trafficking.

Mexico, U.S. Jul 23 2016

Four inmates killed in El Salvador prison riot

SAN SALVADOR Four inmates at a prison in El Salvador were murdered on Saturday amid a fight between inmates, the national prison service said via Twitter.

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