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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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The dark side of Duterte's deadly but popular drugs war

MANILA When the image of Jennelyn Olaires weeping as she cradled the body of her slain husband went viral in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte called it melodramatic.

Jul 30 2016

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 Jul 30 2016

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 Jul 30 2016

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.

Jul 30 2016

Former Singapore President SR Nathan suffers stroke: PM Office

SINGAPORE Former Singapore President SR Nathan has suffered a stroke and is in critical condition, the Prime Minister's office said on Sunday.

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