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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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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.

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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

Seven family members found dead in Mexico's Guerrero state

MEXICO CITY Seven members of a family, including two minors, were shot dead in the violent Mexican state of Guerrero, the state public safety agency said on Saturday.

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