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Erdogan says to close military schools, rein in armed forces

ANKARA, Turkey Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup.

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Yemen peace talks extended by a week: U.N. envoy

CAIRO Talks aimed at ending Yemen's war, which had appeared on the brink of collapse after a major disagreement between the government and its Houthi militia foes, have been extended by a week, the United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Sunday.

United Nations, Yemen 10:13pm EDT

Many Islamic State leaders trying to flee to Syria: Iraqi minister

BAGHDAD Many Islamic State leaders have fled Mosul with their families toward Syria ahead of a planned offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on the city, Iraq's defense minister said on Saturday.

United Nations, Syria, Iraq 5:03pm EDT

EU's Juncker sees 'great risk' to migrant deal with Turkey: paper

ZURICH European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is concerned that a deal struck with Turkey in March on handling a wave of migrants bound for Europe could collapse, he told an Austrian newspaper.

Turkey 2:02pm 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.

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Mayor of Chinese provincial capital Hefei investigated for graft

BEIJING Chinese authorities are investigating the mayor of provincial capital Hefei on suspicion of serious discipline violations, state-owned Xinhua reported on Sunday, using the euphemism generally applied to graft.

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