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Explosion Reported at Restaurant in Ansbach, Germany

Ansbach, Germany (Google Maps)
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A large explosion has been reported in Ansbach, Germany, on Sunday, German media reports said. Police said that at least one person was killed and several...


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  • Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks to the media at United Nations headquarters on July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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in  Corumba,  gateway  to  the  Pantanal,  a  stunning  biodiversity  
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drugs war.  (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Malaysia’s PM Says He’s Serious About Good Governance

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  • FILE - In this March 22, 2014 file photo, flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia.  The oceanographer who led American adventurer Blaine Gibson to Madagascar where he found a potential debris field from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet says drift modeling suggests that Flight 370 could have crashed north of the current search area. The comments comes after Gibson on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, handed Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur pieces of debris and personal belongings found on Madagascar beaches in June, which he suspects came from the jet that vanished with 239 people on board in 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    Oceanographer Says Flight 370 Could Be North of Search Area

    CANBERRA, Australia—The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jetliner could have crashed... Read more

  • Jin-pen Tsau cooks a batch of tea eggs in her kitchen at Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan. (Photo by Monica Frim)

    86-year-old Taiwanese Businesswoman Unfazed by Decline in Tourism

    At age 86, Jin-Pen Tsau could be taken for a stereotypical Taiwanese matriarch. However, her wrinkled face and gnarled hands belie her sharp business acumen,... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners in Brisbane Square, on July 16, 2016. Practitioners are protesting against the communist regime’s killing of potentially hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens and pillaging their organs for profit. (Jern/NTD Television)

    The Skies Cry With Those Gathered in Brisbane Square

    BRISBANE, Australia—Certain days and events stay in our memories for many reasons, some joyful, others sad, but for Chinese families gathered in Brisbane Square on... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The agreement, disclosed Monday, July 18, 2016, underlines SoftBank's desire to expand in the Internet of Things, which refers to how almost anything these days has become a computer device that can connect online. SoftBank said ARM has a solid reputation as an innovator in the Internet of Things. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Japan’s Softbank to Acquire ARM of UK for $31 Billion

    TOKYO—Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying British semiconductor company ARM Holdings for $31 billion. The agreement, disclosed Monday, underlines SoftBank’s desire to expand... Read more

  • Pakistani fashion model Qandeel Baloch speaks during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 28, 2016. Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a Muslim cleric on social media, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday, July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/M. Jameel)

    Pakistani Model’s Brother Says He Killed Her for ‘Honor’

    MULTAN, Pakistan—The brother of slain Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch on Sunday confessed to strangling her to death for “family honor” because she posted “shameful” pictures... Read more

  • Pakistani fashion model Qandeel Baloch speaks during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 28, 2016. Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a Muslim cleric on social media, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday, July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/M. Jameel)

    Pakistani Model Killed After Offending Conservatives

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a prominent Muslim cleric, was strangled to death by... Read more

  • A Vietnamese coast guard officer photographs a Chinese coast guard vessel in disputed waters in the South China Sea on May 14, 2014. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Blocks Philippines Fishing Boat, Reasserting Its Claims to South China Sea

    China continues to exercise its historical claim to the the disputed South China Sea by preventing Filipino fishermen from entering the region, though the Permanent... Read more

  • Indonesian navy soldiers display nine piracy suspects in Surabaya, East Java province, on May 10, 2016. (Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indonesia to Bolster Defense at ‘Front Door’ After South China Sea Ruling

    While not an official claimant is the South China Sea disputes that were the subject of a U.N.-backed court ruling made July 12, Indonesia has... Read more

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    Malaysian Takes Photos of Fukushima Exclusion Zone

    A photographer got inside the nuclear exclusion zone in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture and took pictures. After the March 11, 2011, earthquake and subsequent nuclear meltdown, the area... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2016, file photo, Indonesian police officers escort suspected militants arrested in raids in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Terrorism experts say the threat from the militants, spread across predominantly Muslim Indonesia, Malaysia and the southern Philippines, should not be underestimated and they could be transformed into a more dangerous force by training and leadership. (AP Photo/H.Y. Prabowo, File)

    IS Recruits in SE Asia a Rising Threat Despite Weak Attacks

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—Ineffectual attacks by the Islamic State group’s followers in Southeast Asia have shown them to be fragmented and lacking in the expertise that has... Read more

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    Video: Store Owner Ignores Armed Robber, Serves His Customer Instead

    A New Zealand kebab shop owner continued to serve a customer while ignoring an armed would-be robber who came into his restaurant, according to CCTV... Read more

  • Swimmers Mariel Ipan and Andresito Villato heading to plant the flag on Scarborough Shoal, on June 13, 2016, in the West Philippine Sea.. (Kalayann Atin Ito)

    How Filipinos Raised Their Flag Over Scarborough Shoal

    One month prior to the ruling on the Philippines’ legal challenge to China’s claims in the South China Sea, a group of Filipinos (and one... Read more

  • Pakistani residents light candles after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians killed 72 people including many children on March 27, 2016. (ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Working to End Genocide of Christians in Pakistan

    On one of the first days of November 2014 the rumor spread throughout the city of Kasur in the province of Punjab in the nation... Read more

  • (L-R) Rev. Majed El Shafie of One Free World International, Ontario MPP Jack MacLaren, and former MP Hon. David Kilgour at a rally outside the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on July 20, 2016, to mark the 17th anniversary of the persecution against Falun Gong in China, launched by former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin on July 20, 1999. The three men spoke at the event and condemned the Chinese regime’s illegal persecution against the traditional spiritual practice as well as the state-led killing of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience for their organs in China. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    ‘Use Every Opportunity’ to Urge Beijing to End Organ Harvesting, Kilgour Tells Trudeau

    OTTAWA, Canada—As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to go to China in early September for the G20 summit, David Kilgour is calling on him for... Read more

  • Actor Tatiana Maslany in Toronto on March 6, 2014. "Orphan Black" star Maslany has often been called the hardest-working woman in television. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

    Tatiana Maslany, Samantha Bee Among Canadians Nominated for Emmys

    Tatiana Maslany, often regarded as the hardest-working woman in TV, was enjoying a rare chance to “be a homebody” while vacationing in Prague last week... Read more

  • Russian Olympic gold medalists Sergey Shubenkov, Yelena Isinbayeva, and Anna Chicherova attend a press conference in Moscow on Nov. 16, 2015. Findings of widespread doping in Russian sport could mean all Russian teams will be banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian Doping: Canadian Athletes React to Damning Report

    TORONTO—Members of the Canadian sport community are calling a new report that shows evidence of state-sponsored doping in Russian sport “hugely disappointing” and “devastating” for... Read more

  • A military transport plane sits on the tarmac of Taiping Island on March 23, 2016, after Taiwan flew international media to the island in a bid to reinforce its territorial claims in the disputed and increasingly tense region. Adding to Taiwan’s concerns is the impact a July 12 ruling by The Hague will have on its sovereignty over Taiping Island. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

    Taiwan Unhappy with International Court’s South China Sea Ruling

    The  recent ruling by The Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration rejecting China’s territorial claims to islands in the South China Sea has not only sparked... Read more

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion during Question Period in the House of Commons on June 16, 2016. Dion has wiped the diplomatic slate clean of several high-profile appointments made by the previous Conservative government. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Tory Political Appointments Replaced in Major Diplomatic Shuffle

    OTTAWA—A major shuffle of the top ranks of Canada’s foreign service has seen the replacement of several high-profile political appointments made by the previous Conservative... Read more

  • Syrian women crocheting at a refugee camp in Islahiye, southeastern Turkey on March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Delays in Refugee Arrivals From Turkey Likely in Wake of Attempted Coup

    OTTAWA—Delays in the resettlement of Syrian refugees from Turkey to Canada are likely to grow even longer after a failed coup attempted there last week... Read more

  • Jeff Powers, assistant manager at Rock Candy Boutique, puts up a sign encouraging Pokemon Go players to play inside the store in Halifax on July 19, 2016.  (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Pokemon Go: Canadian Businesses Try to Capitalize on the Craze

    TORONTO—The Pokemon Go sign directing people to the front door of Rock Candy Boutique in Halifax has only been up for a week, but Jeff... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media following a child care benefit announcement on July 20, in Aylmer, Que. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, July 14-20

    Trudeau preoccupied with Turkey’s coup response, urges respect for democracy OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has told Turkey to respect the rule of law... Read more

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    Police Called on Black Canadian Reading in his Parked Car

    A black Canadian would like to send the message that racial profiling isn’t limited to just the United States.  Louizandre Dauphin, a resident of Bathurst in... Read more

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    Body of Missing 5-Year-Old Girl Taliyah Marsman Likely Found, Say Police

    The search for missing 5-year-old Canadian girl has been called off, police in Calgary say. A body, believed to be that of Taliyah Leigh Marsman,... Read more

  • Calgary Police have issued an AMBER Alert for Taliyah Leigh MARSMAN and need to locate her immediately. (Calgary Police Service)

    Amber Alert: Man Taken Into Custody In Case of Missing Canadian Girl

    Officers have taken a man into custody who might have been involved in the disappearance of 5-year-old Canadian girl Taliyah Leigh Marsman. The Calgary Police... Read more

  • Rob Cunningham, senior policy advisor for the Canadian Cancer Society, holds up a proposed standardized cigarette package in Ottawa on May 27, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Uruguay’s Tobacco Victory Encourages Canada’s Plain Pack Proponents

    OTTAWA—Canada’s efforts to force tobacco manufacturers to use plain packaging will get a boost from a recent decision on similar measures in Uruguay, health advocates... Read more

  • Conservative MP Tony Clement during a rally in Mississauga, Ont., to announce his candidacy for the leadership of the federal Conservative party on July 12, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Canada’s Conservative Leadership Race: Who’s In, Who’s Out, Who’s Waffling

    OTTAWA—Conservative MP Tony Clement launched his bid for the leadership of his party July 12. Here’s a look at who else is in, who’s out,... Read more

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Arif Virani speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Dec. 10, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Washington Briefing Told of Canada’s ‘Overwhelmingly’ Positive Refugee Response

    WASHINGTON—A Canadian politician offered a positive view of the country’s experiences with Syrian refugees during a July 11 briefing session south of the border, where... Read more

  • RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson arrives at the Senate Defence committee in Ottawa on May 2, 2016. At the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting this week, Paulson said the RCMP will work to improve relations with indigenous people. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Mounties Committed to Reconciliation With Indigenous People: Paulson

    OTTAWA—The RCMP needs to work in partnership with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples in order to improve relations between the force and the country’s indigenous communities, commissioner... Read more

  • Pirate Joe's owner Michael Hallatt stocks the shelves at his Vancouver store where he resells products from the U.S. specialty grocery store Trader Joe's, Aug. 21, 2013. Hallatt has been crossing the border and buying products from the stores and reselling them since January 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

    Pirate Joe’s, Untouchable in Vancouver

    Mike Hallatt can’t help but laugh about being sued by a giant corporation for selling what he calls used groceries. His store, Super Pirate Joe’s,... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance before watching a live fire exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre near Yavoriv, Ukraine, on July 12, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Trudeau Visits Canadian Troops in Ukraine

    LVIV, Ukraine—A show of force capped Justin Trudeau’s six-day swing through eastern Europe on July 12, underlining the risks and challenges Canada faces in an... Read more

  • A customer enters a Canada Post mail outlet in Ottawa on July 5, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Canada in Brief, July 7-13

    Canada Post should not be allowed to open the teller window: Banks OTTAWA— The Canadian Bankers Association says Canada Post should not be allowed to... Read more

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    Amber Alert: 5-Year-Old Girl Kidnapped in Calgary, Mother Killed

    Police are asking for help to find a 5-year-old girl who was kidnapped from her home in a northern suburb of Calgary sometime between July 10 and... Read more

  • Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz discusses the latest interest rate announcement and Monetary Policy Report accompanied by Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins on July 13, 2016 in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Bank of Canada More Cautious Given Brexit Uncertainty

    OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada downgraded its economic growth forecasts mainly due to Brexit on July 13, but held its key rate at 0.50 percent as... Read more

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    Machete Attack in Germany Kills 1, Injures 2

    At least one person was killed and another two were injured during an attack in the German town of Reutlingen on Sunday, according to local... Read more

  • A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept secret: a calculated, committed jihadi ready to kill scores of people in a French Riviera rampage. (Kapitalis via AP)

    Dancing, Drugs, Extremism: Multiple Lives of Nice Attacker

    PARIS—A 31-year-old father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. His darkest side appears to have been his best-kept... Read more

  • People mourn beside the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead two days ago in Munich, Germany, on July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Authorities: Munich Shooter Planned Attack for a Year

    MUNICH—The teenager behind Friday’s deadly shooting rampage at a Munich mall had planned his attack for a year and chose his victims at random, investigators... Read more

  • Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban answers to journalists during the joint press conference, with German Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer (unseen), in Budapest, on March 4, 2016. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hungary’s Viktor Orban Says Donald Trump Better for Europe

    BUDAPEST, Hungary—The anti-terrorism proposals of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump make him the better option for Europe and Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said... Read more

  • Candles are lit near a mall where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead in Munich, Germany, on July 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Sebastian Widmann)

    Police: Munich Suspect Was Obsessed With Mass Shootings

    MUNICH—The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings... Read more

  • Police in Munich, Germany respond to a shooting at a shopping center in Munich, Friday July 22, 2016.  Munich police confirm shots have been fired at Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center but say they don't have any details about casualties. Police are responding in large numbers. (AP Photo/APTV)

    Developing: Munich Police Hunt for Mall Shooter or Shooters

    BERLIN  —The Latest on an attack Friday night in Munich (all times local): 8 p.m. A Munich police spokeswoman says there are “several dead and... Read more

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    German Media Report Several Dead in Shooting at Munich Shopping Mall

    A major police operation is underway at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany, on Friday after gunshots were heard, according to German media outlets. A... Read more

  • The Vjosa river, Albania.  Albania's government in May defied local and international opposition and granted initial approval to a proposal by two Turkish firms to build a 25-metre (80-foot), 99,5 megawatt dam at Pocem. Residents of Kut, 170 kilometres (100 miles) south of Tirana, fear the lake created by the dam will engulf their fields and olive groves, leaving only their houses above the water line.  (GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Uproar as Albania to Dam Europe’s ‘Wildest River’

    “This river will bury the living and the dead,” sighed Enver Vasilaj, 93, standing by the Vjosa, one of Europe’s last wild waterways, which runs... Read more

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    UK Nuclear Submarine HMS Ambush Damaged in ‘Glancing Collision’

    A British nuclear submarine was damaged on Wednesday after it was “involved in a glancing collision” with another vessel, according to a statement from the... Read more

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks after an emergency meeting of the government in Ankara, Turkey, late Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Erdogan on Wednesday declared a three-month state of emergency following a botched coup attempt, declaring he would rid the military of the "virus" of subversion and giving the government sweeping powers to expand a crackdown.(AP Photo)

    Turkish Lawmakers Set to Approve 3-month State of Emergency

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish lawmakers are expected Thursday to approve President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request for a three-month state of emergency in the wake of last week’s... Read more

  • An armed police officer stands guard near a blocked off street in downtown Brussels Tuesday June 21, 2016 after Belgian authorities took a man into custody following a pre-dawn security alert at a major shopping center. The security operation followed an alert about a suspicious package. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Belgian Police Isolate and Guard Suspicious Man in Brussels

    BRUSSELS  — Belgian police have isolated and are guarding a suspicious man in a heavy coat with wires hanging out because of fears that he... Read more

  • Soldiers patrols on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Joggers, cyclists and sun-seekers are back on Nice's famed Riviera coast, a further sign of normal life returning on the Promenade des Anglais where dozens were killed in last week's Bastille Day truck attack. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    EU Police Agency Warns of Extremist Threats to Europe

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands—The number of people killed in attacks by extremists throughout Europe soared in 2015 from the year earlier and the European Union police... Read more

  • European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on April 15 in Brussels as the EU formally charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe's top search engine, laying the U.S. Internet giant open to a massive fine of more than $6 billion. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Slaps Record Cartel Fine of $3.24 Billion on Truck Firms

    BRUSSELS—The European Union has slapped its biggest ever cartel fine, worth $3.24 billion, on five of Europe’s top truck producers for colluding to keep prices... Read more

  • Police officers stand at the crime scene near the river Main, background, where a 17-year-old man from Afghanistan was shot the night before, in Wuerzburg, Germany, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. On Monday evening, the man wielding an axe and knife attacked travelers on a regional train near Wuerzburg.  Four people were seriously injured. He was shot and killed by police as he fled. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    German Train Attacker Vowed ‘Revenge on the Infidels’

    WUERZBURG, Germany—A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker received word that a friend had died in his home country days before he went on a rampage with an... Read more

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    ‘Axe’-Wielding Man Injures Several People on German Train: Reports

    A German man reportedly attacked more than a dozen people on train with an axe and a knife. The incident unfolded near Wurzburg in the... Read more

  • French police officers patrol on the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, three days after a truck mowed through revelers, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    France: No Signs Truck Attacker Linked to Extremist Network

    PARIS—France’s interior minister says investigators have no evidence so far that the truck driver who killed 84 people in Nice had links to “terrorist networks.”... Read more

  • People gather at a makeshift memorial to honor the victims of an attack, near the area where a truck mowed through revelers in Nice, southern France, on July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    2 More Arrests in Nice Truck Attack; 49 Dead Still Not ID’d

    NICE, France—French authorities investigating the truck attack that killed 84 people at a Bastille Day celebration in Nice detained two more people Sunday and released... Read more

  • As part of Operation Sentinelle, 10,000 French troops are deployed to patrol the streets—including 6,500 in Paris alone. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

    France Is at War, Officials Say After Terrorist Attack in Nice Kills at Least 84

    KYIV, Ukraine—At 3:45 a.m. Friday, just hours after a man drove a large truck through a crowd in the French seaside town of Nice, killing... Read more

  • Police patrol near the scene of a truck attack on the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, on July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    How’d He Get Through? Security in Question After Nice Attack

    This time, France was supposed to have been better prepared. Despite a state of emergency following two recent terror attacks, authorities in France are facing... Read more

  • Migrants and refugees use their sleeping blankets to keep warm as they walk along snow-covered fields after crossing the Macedonian-Serbian border near the village of Miratovac on Jan. 18, 2016. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images)

    Serbia to Send Army, Police on Borders Because of Migrants

    BELGRADE, Serbia—Serbia will deploy joint army and police patrols on the borders with Bulgaria and Macedonia to curb illegal entry of migrants and people smuggling,... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, file photo, an Indian Air Force's (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft releases chaff as it flies past the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India. A spokesman for India's defense ministry says the Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane AN-32 with 29 people on board. A massive search by the air force, navy and coast guard has been launched. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, file)

    Indian Air Force Plane With 29 On Board Goes Missing Over Bay of Bengal

    NEW DELHI—The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry... Read more

  • Kashmiri villagers wave Pakistani flags during the funeral procession of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir's largest rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Tral, some 24 miles south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir as tens of thousands of Kashmiris defied a curfew imposed in most parts of the troubled region Saturday and participated in the funeral of the top rebel commander killed by Indian government forces, officials and locals said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    16 Dead in Indian Kashmir Protests After Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—The death toll in Kashmir rose to 16 on Sunday as clashes between Indian troops and protesters continued despite a curfew imposed in the... Read more

  • A masked Kashmiri protester prepares to throws a brick at an Indian policeman during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 9, 2016. Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after government forces killed the top rebel commander in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, describing it as a major success against rebels fighting Indian rule. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Troops, Kashmir Protesters Clash as Top Rebel Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least seven as tens of thousands of people defied a curfew and participated... Read more

  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

    The central government and the Kuki armed groups—the United Peoples’ Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO)—began their first round of political dialogue at... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

    NEW DELHI—India said Sunday that it was confident of winning China’s support for U.S.-backed efforts for its membership in a group of 48 nations controlling... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

    New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal racket at one of India’s top hospitals that has shone a spotlight on underground... Read more

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

    As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state,... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

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    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

    A 72-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to a healthy child. The Guardian reported that Daljinder Kaur, the woman, and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder... Read more

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    Indian Teen Dies After Shooting Himself While Taking Selfie

    #RamandeepSingh, 15, Accidentally Shoots Self Dead Taking #Selfie In #Pathankot, #Punjab https://t.co/qJ3eTuB8yw pic.twitter.com/9RLu0Rl6a1 — UJReview (@UJReview) May 2, 2016 A 15-year old teenager in India... Read more

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    Indian Father Went to Extreme Measures to Punish Teen Who Allegedly Abused His Baby Daughter

    An Indian father cut off the hands of a teen who allegedly sexually abused his baby daughter. The 17-year-old was accused of assaulting a seven-month-old infant... Read more

  • Indian nurses care for newly born babies at the maternity ward of a hospital on the eve of World Population Day, in Guwahati on July 10, 2014.  World Population Day, which was established by the United Nations Development Programme in 1989 and is observed annually, seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Police Uncover ‘Baby Farm’ Where Unwanted Infants Were Sold and Swapped: Report

    Police in India have discovered a “baby farm” in India where unwanted babies are sold or traded. Authorities said that staff at the Palash Hospital... Read more

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    Video: Children Climb Down Dangerous Wells to Fetch Water After Drought Hits India

    India is facing a severe water crisis and village children are finding extreme ways to fetch water. A video shows children climbing down the steep... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, take a tour of Gandhi Smriti, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948, in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 11, 2016.(Saurabh Das/ Pool Photo via AP)

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    93-Year-Old Indian ‘Uncle’ Gets to Meet Prince William and Kate Middleton Thanks to the Internet

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  • Special police forces prepare to search a shopping centre in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016 after several people were killed in a shooting. (AP Photo/Sebastian Widmann)

    9 Killed in ‘Act of Terrorism’ at Mall in Germany

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  • France's President Francois Hollande, centre, greets Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    British PM Reassures France on Defense Ties After EU Exit

    PARIS—British Prime Minister Theresa May says her country stands “shoulder to shoulder” with France following the deadly truck attack in Nice and gave reassurances that... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sunday, May 17, 2015 file photo, a Turkish police officer scans the area from a platform, backdropped by posters of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, left, and Turkey's current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, during a political rally of AKP, The Justice and Development Party in Istanbul. Turkish lawmakers convened Thursday July 22, 2016 to endorse sweeping new powers for Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of July 15 failed coup. The 550-member parliament is set to approve Erdogan's request for a three-month state of emergency. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

    Turkish Lawmakers Give Leader Erdogan Sweeping New Powers

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  • This undated image made available in the ISIS' English-language magazine Dabiq shows Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud. (Militant Photo via AP)

    US-backed Syrian Fighters Give ISIS 48 Hours to Leave Town

    BEIRUT—U.S.-backed Syrian fighters on Thursday gave ISIS 48 hours to leave an encircled town near the Turkish border without a fight, a last-ditch effort to... Read more

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  • Tahar, center, the father of Kylan Mejri, is comforted by relatives after carrying the coffin of his 4-year-old son at the ar-Rahma mosque in the eastern Nice suburb of Ariane, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, killed in Thursday's truck attack. Tahar's wife Olfa Kalfallah, 31, was also killed. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    France: Truck Attacker Had Accomplices, Planned for Months

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  • Refugees, some of whom come from Syria, and their supporters demonstrate with posters written with 'we love peace' , right, and 'they aren't acting in my name' in downtown Wuerzburg, Germany, Wednesday July 20, 2016. They are responding to the attack by a suspected Afghan refugee who attacked and critically injured passengers with an axe and knife in a regional train near Wuerzburg, (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

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  • President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi, left, is on his way to a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2016, after a meeting of the governing council.  At right vice president Vitor Constancio. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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  • Russia's Olga Kaniskina crosses the finish line to win the Women's 20km Race Walk at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Aug. 31, 2011.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)

    Russian Track and Field Athletes Lose Appeal Over Ban From Rio Olympics

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  • US Vice-President Joe Biden and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key shake hands at Government House on July 21, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Biden is visiting New Zealand on a two day trip which includes meetings community and business leaders, a visit to Government House and a wreath laying ceremony at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

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  • A man sits in front of Parliament House after listening to official speeches during a rally in reaction to the attempted military coup in Ankara, Turkey, on July 16, 2016. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

    Turkey to Shut Hundreds of Schools in Anti-Coup Measure

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  • Soldiers patrols on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    French to Extend State of Emergency; Paris Cancels Events

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  • In this framegrab taken from Eminevim CCTV video, a man stands in the road as a tank approaches in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. A man survived after two tanks ran over a him in quick succession during Friday's failed military coup. (Eminevim CCTV VIDEO via AP)

    Turk Defies Tanks, and Survives, in Coup Video Footage

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  • Indonesia’s Presidential Palace Bans Playing of ‘Pokemon Go’

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during a military welcoming ceremony at the chancellery in Berlin Wednesday, July 20, 2016, on May's first foreign trip after being named British Prime Minister. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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  • Police officers stand at the crime scene near the river Main, background, where a 17-year-old man from Afghanistan was shot the night before, in Wuerzburg, Germany, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. On Monday evening, the man wielding an axe and knife attacked travelers on a regional train near Wuerzburg.  Four people were seriously injured. He was shot and killed by police as he fled. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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    BERLIN—A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who went on a rampage on a Bavarian train with an ax and a knife appears to have acted alone, goaded... Read more

  • Tahar, center, the father of Kylan Mejri, is comforted by relatives after carrying the coffin of his 4-year-old son at the ar-Rahma mosque in the eastern Nice suburb of Ariane, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, killed in Thursday's truck attack. Tahar's wife Olfa Kalfallah, 31, was also killed. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    France: All 84 Killed in Nice Truck Attack Are Identified

    PARIS—All 84 people killed in the Nice truck attack have been formally identified, and the death toll for the Bastille Day carnage has not increased... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, visits the Olympic Athletes Village in Coastal Cluster ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with Olympic Village Mayor Elena Isinbaeva, left, and Russian Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth policy Vitaly Mutko in Sochi, Russia. On Monday, July 18, 2016 WADA investigator Richard McLaren confirmed claims of state-run doping in Russia. (Pascal Le Segretain/Pool Photo via AP, file)

    IOC Exploring Legal Options Over Possible Russia Olympic Ban

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday it will “explore the legal options” regarding a ban of all Russian athletes for the Rio Olympics this... Read more

  • Turkish military personnel who were aboard a Blackhawk military helicopter are transferred to a prosecutor's office in the city of Alexandroupolis, northern Greece, Sunday July 17, 2016. A Blackhawk military helicopter with seven Turkish military personnel and one civilian landed in the Greek city, where the passengers requested asylum. While Turkey demanded their extradition, Greece said it would hand back the helicopter and consider the men's asylum requests. (Giannis Moιsiadis/InTime News via AP) GREECE OUT

    Turkey Ambassador: Greece Must Return 8 Military Personnel

    ATHENS, Greece—Turkey’s ambassador to Greece said Tuesday that Turkish public opinion is closely watching the case of eight Turkish military personnel who flew to Greece... Read more

  • Turkish citizens wave their national flags as they protest against the military coup outside Turkey's parliament near the Turkish military headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, on July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Turkey Fires 24,000 Teachers, Police in Coup Plotters Hunt

    ISTANBUL—The Turkish government on Tuesday escalated its wide-ranging crackdown against people it claims have ties to the alleged coup plotters, firing nearly 24,000 teachers and... Read more

  • A Turkish flag flies near the Bosporus strait prior to the Bosporus Cross-Continental Swimming Race in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Turkey Investigating People Who Say Coup Attempt Was Hoax

    ISTANBUL—Turkish prosecutors are investigating people who have alleged on social media that a July 15 coup attempt was a hoax carried out by the government,... Read more

  • A Syrian man reacts as rescuers look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Intense Airstrikes in Syria Aleppo Province Hit Clinics

    BEIRUT—Government air raids struck five medical clinics Sunday in the northern province of Aleppo, where violence has intensified in recent weeks, Syrian opposition activists said... Read more

  • Thousands of demonstrators march towards the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 23, 2016. (AP Photos/Massoud Hossaini)

    ISIS Attack on Afghan Protest Kills 80 People, Wounds Hundreds

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least... Read more

  • A woman poses next to a poster of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a pro-Erdogan rally in Taksim Square in Istanbul on July 22, 2016. Turkey detained 283 members of the presidential guard of Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the failed military coup attempt of July 15. The guard are members of the special forces regiment stationed at the presidential palace in Ankara. There are at least 2,500 members, according to local media. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images)

    Turkey Seizes Over 2,250 Institutions in Post-Coup Crackdown

    ISTANBUL—In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and... Read more

  • A freshly-dug trench on the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq, on July 22, 2016. (AP photo via AP video)

    Iraq Digs Security Trench Around Fallujah

    BAGHDAD—The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State (ISIS) last month: It is digging... Read more

  • More than 250,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are out of school, despite efforts by the government and donors, Human Rights Watch said calling it an "immediate crisis." (HASSAN JARRAH/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Crisis’ in Lebanon for Syrian Children out of School

    Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life – to be able to go back to school... Read more

  • The Ahwar area in the southern Maysan province – also known as the Iraqi Marshlands – is one of the world's largest inland delta systems. Once ravaged by dictator Saddam Hussein,
UNESCO has named the area as a World Heritage Site. (HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraq marshlands named UNESCO world heritage site

    UNESCO has named Iraqi marshlands once ravaged by dictator Saddam Hussein as a World Heritage Site, a bright spot for a country where jihadists have... Read more

  • Pro-government supporters wave a Turkish flag as they protest on Istanbul's iconic Bosporus Bridge, late Thursday, July 21, 2016. Turkish lawmakers approved a three-month state of emergency, endorsing new powers for Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown that has already included mass arrests and the closure of hundreds of schools, in the wake of the July 15 failed coup. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Turkish City Streets Are Calm After Emergency Declaration

    ISTANBUL—The streets of Turkey’s major cities were calm Friday, a day after Turkish lawmakers responded to an attempted coup by approving a three-month state of... Read more

  • FILE-Saudis clog a market in the Red Sea city of Jeddah as they rush to buy vegetables and fruits on August 31, 2008 one day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan. (Omar Salem/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The State Department issued a security alert for U.S. citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 21. “The United States Embassy has received reports of... Read more

  • Sellers wait for customers as they look at their phones in central Istanbul, Monday, July 18, 2016. Warplanes patrolled Turkey's skies days after a failed coup, officials said Monday, in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against the government was not yet over. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    What the Failed Coup Means for Democracy in Turkey

    The Turkish government’s crackdown on alleged plotters and government opponents since July 15’s failed coup attempt has been swift and far-reaching. Within five days, the government fired more... Read more

  • Turkish special forces policemen walk in front of their damaged base, which was attacked by the Turkish warplanes during the failed military coup last Friday, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The violence surrounding the Friday night coup attempt claimed the lives of 208 government supporters and 24 coup plotters, according to the government. Turkey says Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric, was behind the coup and has demanded his extradition. Gulen has denied any knowledge of the failed coup. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Turkish Jets Strike Rebels in Iraq Following Failed Coup

    ANKARA, Turkey—Days after a failed coup attempt in Turkey, the country’s jets carried out cross-border strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing some... Read more

  • This file photo, shows the interior of the Arak heavy water production facility in Arak, 360 kms southwest of Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Fars News Agancy, File)

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  • Protesters hold Turkish flags as they gather in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Turkish F-16s Patrol Skies Days After Failed Coup

    ANKARA, Turkey—Warplanes patrolled Turkey’s skies days after a failed coup, officials said Monday, in a sign that authorities feared that the threat against the government... Read more

  • A man walks next to destroyed cars outside the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ali Unal)

    US Embassy Warns of Possible Terrorist Attacks in Turkey

    The U.S. Embassy in Turkey issued a series of security warnings after a July 15 coup attempt that threw the country into turmoil. The embassy told American citizens... Read more

  • An anti-government protester stands in front of riot police while photographing other demonstrators in Manama, Bahrain, on Jan. 18, 2012. Local media in Bahrain are reporting that a court has ordered the country's main Shiite opposition group to be dissolved. The order against Al-Wefaq follows an intensified crackdown on dissent in the Sunni-ruled island kingdom, which is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Reports: Bahrain Court Orders Main Shiite Party Dissolved

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  • A Syrian civil defence worker carries the body of a child following reported airstrikes on July 17, 2016 in the rebel-controlled neighborhood of Maysar in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syrian Troops Besiege Rebel-Held Parts of Aleppo

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  • Turkish army tanks move in the main streets of Ankara in the early morning hours of July 16, 2016. Istanbul's bridges across the Bosphorus Strait, separating the European and Asian sides of the city, have been closed to traffic. (Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

    Turkish Gov’t Cracks Down After Failed Coup; 6,000 Detained

    ISTANBUL—The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that... Read more

  • Turkish citizens wave their national flags as they protest against the military coup outside Turkey's parliament near the Turkish military headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, on July 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Crowds Rejoice; Failed Coup Strengthens Turkey’s President

    ANKARA, Turkey—Rather than toppling Turkey’s strongman president, a failed military coup that left more than 250 dead appears to have bolstered Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s immediate... Read more

  • Citizens stand at a newsstand read of the capture of Prime Minister Adnan Menderes after a military coup in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 28, 1960. (AP Photo)

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  • Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen sits at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pa., on March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Selahattin Sevi)

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    The 75-year old Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen was not well known outside of Turkey. However, he is now under the spotlight after Turkish President Recep... Read more


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