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Hostage: Attackers forced my husband to film slain priest
PARIS (AP) -- France's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest in front of other hostages....

Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree
SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) -- Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled....

Witnesses say South Sudan soldiers raped dozens near UN camp
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudanese government soldiers raped dozens of ethnic Nuer women and girls last week just outside a United Nations camp where they had sought protection from renewed fighting, and at least two died from their injuries, witnesses and civilian leaders said....

IS magazine describes bombers preparations in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- The online magazine of the Islamic State group has described how a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker who blew himself up at a bar in the southern German town of Ansbach spent months planning the attack, once even hiding his home-made bomb in his room moments before a police raid....

The Latest: German bomber may have detonated inadvertently
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on a series of attacks in Germany (all times local):...

Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish authorities issued warrants Wednesday for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists at the Zaman newspaper, which was associated with the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind Turkey's failed July 15 coup....

IS says it's behind attack that killed 44 in northern Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A twin bombing struck a crowd in a predominantly Kurdish town in northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 44 people and wounding dozens more, Syria's state-run news agency and Kurdish media reported. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack....

Analysis: China emerges more muscular after ASEAN meetings
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- Daring to take on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the Philippines went to an international tribunal for justice, and won big. But it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory....

Pope Francis travels to Poland to meet world Catholic youth
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) -- Pope Francis is traveling to Poland to meet young Catholics from around the globe and visit the Auschwitz death camp and many Catholic places in this deeply religious nation....

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Africa
Mali arrests jihadist head of group that killed 17

Asia
UN rights chief urges Indonesia to halt looming executions

Europe
Romania: council rules ex-PM plagiarized his doctoral thesis

Latin America/Caribbean
Honduras reports 8 babies born with Zika-related defects

Middle East
Morocco says it arrests 52 suspects in IS-linked terror cell