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Turkey releases 758 detained soldiers as Erdogan drops lawsuits

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

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Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest: sources

PESHAWAR A delegation from the Taliban visited China earlier this month to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, where the insurgent movement is fighting the Western-backed government in Kabul, sources in the Taliban said.

China, Afghanistan 4:55am EDT

Pope urges Polish churchmen to open up, shun worldly ambitions

KRAKOW, Poland Pope Francis urged Poland's Roman Catholic churchmen on Saturday to live more simple lives, focus on those most in need and shun worldly ambitions.

Pope 9:58am EDT

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.

Tech 10:52am EDT

Bavaria leader rejects Merkel's 'we can do this' refugee mantra

MUNICH/BERLIN Bavaria's premier, whose state bore the brunt of recent attacks in Germany, took aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy on Saturday by rejecting her "we can do this" mantra.

Germany 10:58am EDT

Dutch heighten security at Amsterdam airport, citing threat `indications'

AMSTERDAM Dutch police conducted security searches around Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Saturday in response to "indications" of a threat, an official said, causing traffic jams during the busy summer holiday season.

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