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Netherlands coach Danny Blind leaves Depay off squad

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Danny Blind has left Manchester United winger Memphis Depay out of his squad for a friendly against Greece followed by its first World Cup qualifier against Sweden. 



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The Latest: Relatives of quake victims view bodies in Italy

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AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Italy (all times local): 



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Some hotels in Chinese city block people from five Muslim countries

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Police have ordered some low-end hotels in the Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou not to allow guests from five Muslim-majority countries to stay, though China's foreign ministry said it had never heard of the policy. Three hotels with rooms costing about 150 yuan ($23) a night told...(more) 



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U.N. calls for safe evacuation of civilians from Syria's Daraya

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The United Nations voiced concern on Friday at a deal to end the siege in a besieged Damascus suburb, saying civilians should only be evacuated if it safe to do so. Rebels and Syria's army agreed a deal on Thursday to evacuate all residents and insurgents...(more) 



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Philippine troops kill 11 Islamist militants

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Philippine commandos killed 11 Islamist militants on a remote southern island on Friday, an army spokesman said, stepping up the offensive after President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his aim to "destroy" one of Asia's most notorious kidnap gangs. Major Filemon Tan said dozens of Abu Sayyaf rebels,...(more) 



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Iran investigates young men at risk of being recruited by IS

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's intelligence minister says security officers have investigated more than 1,500 young men at risk of being recruited by the extremist Islamic State group. 



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Zimbabwe protesters, police clash at anti-Mugabe rally

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean police on Friday fired teargas and a water cannon to disperse anti-government supporters, who responded by hurling rocks, as a protest against President Robert Mugabe turned violent, a Reuters witness said.  




SAfrican judge denies appeal for harsher Pistorius sentence

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge on Friday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher against Oscar Pistorius who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013. 



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Turkey's resolve to fight militants increased by latest blast: president

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's resolve to battle militants would only increase after Friday's attack on a police headquarters in the southeast of the country that he blamed on the outlawed militant group Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Turkey was battling militants "at home...(more) 



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Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, beat anti-Mugabe marchers: AFP

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Riot police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas, beat up several people and blocked off the site of an opposition demonstration on Friday, an AFP correspondent said, the latest in a string of protests to hit the country. The rally -- which was authorised by a court...(more) 



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Turkish PM vows to continue Syria military operations

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ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish prime minister vows to continue military operations in Syria until there's no "terror" threat to Turkey from the war-torn neighbor. 



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S. African court rejects state appeal over Pistorius sentence

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Johannesburg (AFP) - A South African judge on Friday rejected the state's appeal seeking a longer sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who is serving a six-year term for killing his girlfriend three years ago. 



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