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AP Top International News at 5:53 p.m. EDT

Tunisian lawmakers pass no-confidence vote, firing PM
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government of the U.S.-trained agricultural economist....

Pope to young: Try politics, activism; don't be couch potato
BRZEGI, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a "couch potato" who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics to create a more just world....

Putin tests West's sanctions resolve on visit to Slovenia
VRSIC, Slovenia (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a conciliatory tone Saturday on a visit to Slovenia, shaking hands and honoring dead soldiers as he tested Western resolve in maintaining crippling sanctions against the Kremlin for its role in Ukraine....

Fighting between rival Tuareg groups kills 6 in NE Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Fighting broke out Saturday in northeastern Mali between a coalition of Tuareg rebels and a Tuareg group allied with the government of this West African country, killing at least six people....

Fighting between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels kills 43
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Authorities say fighting between Turkish forces and Kurdish rebels in the restive southeast of the country has killed eight Turkish soldiers and 35 Kurdish fighters....

Dozens suspended from Turkey's highest court in coup probe
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Dozens of employees at Turkey's highest court have been suspended from their jobs as part of the government crackdown in the wake of a failed military coup, authorities said Saturday....

Gaza's Hamas hands out land hoping to avoid financial crisis
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Earth movers dig into sand dunes on land where once Jewish settlements stood - prime real estate that the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas group hopes will ease its worsening financial crisis....

Syrian civilians begin leaving rebel-held parts of Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Dozens of families and some opposition fighters started leaving besieged rebel-held neighborhoods in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday after the government opened safe corridors for civilians and fighters who want to leave, state media reported....

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