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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.

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French church attacker: from troubled childhood to altar killer

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Adel Kermiche was an attention-seeking child whose behavioral problems frequently led him to a psychiatric hospital and later a specialist school. He died a cold blooded killer who slit the throat of an elderly French priest in the name of Islamic State.

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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.

Australia team safe after Rio Olympic Village fire evacuation

RIO DE JANEIRO The Australian team evacuated their building at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro Friday because of a fire in the basement, according to a team spokesman.

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Turkish army says five soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdish militants

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkey's army said on Friday that five soldiers were killed and eight wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants in the southeastern district of Cukurca.

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Brazil's Lula to stand trial for obstruction of justice - court

SAO PAULO Brazil's ex President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the former chief executive of investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual SA will stand trial for obstruction of justice, documents from a federal court in Brasilia showed on Friday.

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