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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Turkey's Erdogan expected to call new election after no government is formed
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected on Monday to formally call new elections for Nov. 1 and re-appoint Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form an interim administration, a day after the deadline passed for establishing a government following Turkey's inconclusive election in June.
A Tunisian border guard was killed in a shootout with jihadists on the border with Algeria, officials said Monday, in an attack claimed by the North African country's main extremist group.
France honors 'heroes' for train attack courage
President Francois Hollande bestowed France's highest honor on a group of Americans and a Briton on Monday saying the whole world "admires their courage and cool composure" in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train.
Guatemalan president refuses to quit over corruption allegations
Guatemalan President Otto Perez said Sunday that he will not resign and rejected allegations that he was one of the ringleaders of a corruption scandal shaking the country.
Venezuela seeks to deport some 800 Colombians
Venezuelan security forces have rounded up hundreds of Colombians for deportation as part of a security offensive along the countries' shared border.
There was no science, no geography and no math past multiplication at the ultra-Orthodox Jewish school Chaim Weber attended. And the only reason he ever heard of the American Revolution was when a seventh-grade teacher introduced it as "story time."
Big Apple stages topless parade along with 60 cities
Dozens of bare-chest women taking part in the GoTopless Pride Parade took to the streets of midtown Manhattan Sunday to counter critics complaining about topless tip-seekers in Times Square.
Israel on Monday charged an ultra-Orthodox man with murder for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death and wounding five others at a Gay Pride parade, as he lashed out at homosexuality in court.
Burundi security forces used iron bars and acid to force confessions and crush opposition during Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's successful bid for a third term in office, Amnesty International said Monday.
Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that has fallen to the Islamic State jihadist group, has withstood the last 2,000 years with its immaculate temples and colonnaded streets.
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