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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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Scores of families leave besieged Aleppo under Russia-Damascus plan

BEIRUT More than 150 civilians, mostly women and children, left besieged eastern parts of Aleppo through a safety zone that Moscow and its Syrian ally say they have set up to evacuate people trapped in opposition-held areas. | Video

United Nations, Syria 4:27pm EDT

Hundreds in Canada protest death of black man, demand change

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.

5:42pm EDT

UK's May worried by China investment, intervened to delay Hinkley

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the security implications of a planned Chinese investment in the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant and intervened personally to delay the project, a former colleague and a source said on Saturday.

Nuclear Power 2:51pm EDT

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.

Afghanistan 9:37am EDT

Tokyo may elect first female governor as it prepares for its Olympics

TOKYO Voters in the Japanese capital head to the polls on Sunday and could elect their first woman governor, after two predecessors stepped down over scandals that clouded the city's preparations to host the 2020 summer Olympic Games.

Japan 5:11pm EDT

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