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Turkey's armed forces face deep overhaul in wake of coup

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's top brass and political leaders were poised to launch a major overhaul of the armed forces on Thursday after a failed military coup that has shaken the nation of nearly 80 million people and alarmed its NATO allies.

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British PM May says wants bespoke Brexit to make a success of EU exit

BRATISLAVA Britain wants a bespoke model for its future ties with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that its exit deal must address British voters' concerns over immigration.

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Brazil police in Rio state arrest man for suspected IS support

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which hosts the Olympics next month, have arrested a man with suspected ties to terrorist groups after monitoring his online activity, his lawyer said on Thursday.

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Syrian pro-government forces 'widely using' cluster bombs: HRW

BEIRUT The Russian-backed Syrian government's air campaign against rebels is widely using cluster munitions, banned by more than 100 countries because of their indiscriminate nature, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Thursday.

Dead Bangladesh-American suspect was friend of cafe attacker: police

DHAKA One of nine suspected militants killed in a police raid in Bangladesh this week was a Bangladeshi-American who was a friend of one of the gunmen who attacked a cafe on July 1 killing 22 people, police said on Thursday.

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Flash floods kill scores in Nepal, India

KATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, India Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 68 people in Nepal in the past three days and another 15 are missing, local authorities said on Thursday.

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