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Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance. | Video

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Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters as crackdown widens

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on Tuesday.

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Brazil's Rousseff turns down Olympic opening invite - aide

BRASILIA Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff has decided not to attend the torch ceremony opening the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, an aide said on Tuesday, one day after she said in an interview she would not play second fiddle to interim President Michel Temer.

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Kerry hopes to work with Russia on Syria, U.N. aims to restart talks

VIENTIANE/GENEVA The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month. | Video

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Malaysia's Najib gets new powers amid planned protests over fund scandal

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak will get sweeping security powers on Monday amid planned protests calling for his resignation over U.S. allegations that millions of dollars from a state fund wound up in his personal bank account.

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Libya's U.N.-backed government summons ambassador over French presence

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Tuesday it had summoned France's ambassador to protest over the presence of French special forces in eastern Libya.

Libya, Middle East 26 Jul 2016