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Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty"
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis paid a somber visit in silence to the Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday, with his only public comment a guest book entry begging God's "forgiveness for so much cruelty."...

Turkey's Erdogan slams US reaction to failed coup
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president slammed the United States on Friday, claiming it was not standing firmly against a failed military coup and accused it of harboring the plot's alleged mastermind, as a government crackdown in the coup's aftermath strained Turkey's ties with key allies....

UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors 'to us'
GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. special envoy for Syria on Friday urged Russia to leave the creation of any humanitarian corridors around the embattled northern Syrian city of Aleppo to the United Nations and its partners....

AP PHOTOS: Shiite tattoos a show of pride amid tensions
BEIRUT (AP) -- Hamada Bayloun is not particularly religious, but across his entire upper back spreads a large tattoo of the most revered saint in Shiite Islam, Imam Ali....

At 90, Fidel Castro is symbol of Cuban resistance to change
HAVANA (AP) -- White-haired, thin and bent at nearly 90, Fidel Castro in person is a faint echo of the man who remade his country, defied the United States and fueled socialist uprisings around the world....

Are Swedes having less sex? The government wants to know
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Worried that Swedes aren't having enough sex, the government wants to analyze the bedroom activities of its citizens in a major new study....

Potter play hype shows the world is still wild about Harry
LONDON (AP) -- There are fans with wands and wizard costumes, midnight book parties and throngs of excited muggles. Harry Potter's magic is back....

Rabat zoo seeks answers after elephant kills girl with stone
PARIS (AP) -- Experts at a zoo in the Moroccan capital of Rabat are trying to understand why an elephant hurled a stone toward visitors, killing a 7-year-old girl....

The Latest: Charity: maternity hospital bombed in Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on the war in Syria and international efforts to resolve the crisis around the embattled city of Aleppo (all times local):...

The Latest: Pope visits sick children at Krakow hospital
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Poland (all times local):...

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