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Pope leads Mass celebrating Poland's deep Catholic roots
CZESTOCHOWA, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praised native son St. John Paul II on Thursday as a "meek and powerful" herald of mercy, and honored the countless "ordinary yet remarkable people" in Poland who held firm to their Catholic faith throughout adversity in the former Communist nation....

The Latest: Syrian official says 3 crossings open in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to the Syrian war and international effort on the crisis (all times local):...

N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month....

French ID second church attacker, warning 4 days earlier
PARIS (AP) -- The second man who attacked a Normandy church during a morning Mass this week, slitting the throat of the elderly priest, is a 19-year-old Frenchman from eastern France, the prosecutor's office said Thursday....

Zimbabwe police detain spokesman of former loyalist group
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe police have detained the spokesman of the veterans association that turned on President Robert Mugabe last week and called him dictatorial, raising concerns that a crackdown on what had been the president's most loyal supporters has begun....

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....

Turkish military faces overhaul after failed coup
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday chaired a top-level military meeting that is likely to lead to a major shake-up within the country's armed forces following a failed coup by renegade military officers....

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....

Russia announces humanitarian operation in Aleppo
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms, Russia's defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Thursday as Syrian forces took another district from rebels in the city....

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....

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