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French officials have identified the second man involved in the murder of a priest in a Normandy church during morning Mass.

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World at war but it is not a war of religions, says Pope Francis

The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis has said.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘We’ve cracked the glass ceiling’

Hillary Clinton has told Democrats they have “just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling” by nominating her for US president on a night awash with history.

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Woman ends 16-year hunger strike to run in India elections

A 44-year-old woman who has been on hunger strike for nearly 16 years in protest at alleged brutality by India’s military has said she will end her fast and run in state elections.

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Murder accused ‘unaware’ victim was dead despite being 'cuddled up to her'

A former bookkeeper, 52, accused of raping and murdering a barmaid has told a court he had not realised his alleged victim might be dead, despite being “cuddled up to her”.

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Turkey detains further 47 journalists, executives

Turkey has issued warrants for the detention of 47 former executives and senior journalists of the Zaman newspaper, allegedly associated with a US-based Muslim cleric accused over the failed coup, according to the state-run news agency.

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France defends record on security

France’s Socialist government fended off criticism of its security record yesterday in the wake of revelations that one of the assailants who slit the throat of a priest at a church altar was a known would-be jihadist under police surveillance.

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Islamic State claims twin bomb attacks in Syria

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a twin bombing has struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more.

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Leaders vow IS terrorists ‘will not prevail’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that Islamist terrorists “will not prevail” in the wake of Tuesday’s murder of a Catholic priest in northern France.

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Suitcase explodes near migrant centre in Germany

A suitcase exploded near a reception centre for migrants in southern Germany yesterday, but the blast may have been caused by an aerosol can inside it, and there was no evidence of explosives being involved, police said.

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Ronald Reagan shooter John Hinckley Jr set to leave mental hospital

A judge says the man who attempted to assassinate president Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full time in Virginia.

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Japan care home massacre suspect moved to prosecutor’s office

The 26-year-old man suspected of carrying out a mass stabbing attack that left 19 people dead at a Japanese care home for the mentally disabled has been moved from a local police station to the prosecutor’s office in Yokohama.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Bottoms up as man leaves clothes in pub to get cash

Czech: A Prague drinker who could not pay his bar bill left his clothes at the pub as collateral as he headed off naked to get cash, Czech police said.

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Sky Sports will screen goals and highlights on Twitter

Twitter has revealed a deal with Sky Sports that will see Premier League highlights and goals appear on the social site for the 2016/17 season.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Rocky apes human speech in knockout study

Britain: An orangutan called Rocky has outperformed Sylvester Stallone in the movie of the same name by displaying an ability to emulate human speech.

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