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Peru's new president sworn in surrounded by Ivy League aides
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski assumes Peru's presidency Thursday with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree - a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as he deals with an unfriendly congress and a resurgent left....

Turkey, once touted as regional model, is mired in tension
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa....

Trump dings both Clintons in rollicking press conference
MIAMI (AP) -- Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails - but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention....

Pope visits Krakow convent ahead of Mass at Polish shrine
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis has held a private meeting with an order of nuns at a convent in Krakow ahead of a visit to Poland's holiest shrine on the second day of visit to the country....

Church attacker nurtured jihad in quiet French town
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) -- Adel Kermiche nursed his obsession with jihad in this quiet French town alongside the Seine River, and his twice-thwarted attempt to join Islamic State extremists in Syria ended with an attack on an elderly priest celebrating Mass in its sturdy stone church....

With Auschwitz visit, pope faces complex Polish-Jewish story
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Two Holocaust survivors took to a stage at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto this week to perform lively prewar tunes - the 91-year-old played drums and the 88-year-old was on accordion, keyboard and vocals. In the audience several elderly Christian Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust swayed and tapped their feet to songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish....

Minister: Bavaria bomber in online chat before attack
BERLIN (AP) -- A 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker who blew himself up in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified person immediately before the explosion, Bavaria's interior minister said Wednesday....

Australia: MH370 captain's simulator had Indian Ocean route
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian officials confirmed on Thursday that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone had used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed....

The Latest: Bolt, "the main man" touches down in Rio
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):...

Indonesia rebuffs UN, EU appeals to halt looming executions
CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia quickly rebuffed appeals from the U.N. human rights chief and the European Union to abandon plans to execute 14 people for drug crimes as preparations intensified Thursday at the prison island where the death row inmates are held....

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