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Pope Francis hailed Armenia’s steadfast Christian heritage on Friday as he arrived in the former Soviet republic for a three-day visit to commemorate the centenary of the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians that the pope himself has called a “genocide.”

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German authorities say a masked man who was shot dead after taking hostages in movie theater was armed only with a harmless replica rifle, a pistol and dummy grenades.

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TASHKENT (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he did not expect Britain’s vote to leave the European Union would influence the economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU.

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BBC drone footage shows the devastation in Jiangsu province, eastern China, following a tornado and hailstorm in which at least 98 people died.

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union – the first time a member state has chosen to pull out – sends the post-World War Two unification process that has underpinned peace and prosperity on the continent into reverse.

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Authorities on Friday freed Karim Wade, the son of Senegal’s longtime former president, after he served half of his six-year sentence on charges of corruption and illegally accumulating a fortune of at least $200 million.

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, known as a tough and canny politician, is pitching himself as a repentant driving scofflaw.

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Friday it is “highly likely” Scotland will hold a second independence referendum because of Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) РRepublicans cheered after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday thwarted President Barack Obama’s plan to offer millions of undocumented immigrants relief from deportation, but any sense of triumph might last only until the November presidential election.

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – The Netherlands should hold its own referendum on whether to leave the European Union following Britain’s vote in favor of exiting the bloc, the leader of the Dutch anti-immigrant PVV party, Geert Wilders, said on Friday.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was important to “remain calm and composed” following Britain’s exit from the European Union.

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(Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Friday he will vote for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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TURNBERRY, Scotland (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump thrust himself into the heart of Britain’s internal struggle on Friday, saying Britons had retaken control of their country by voting to leave the European Union.

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The Latest on Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland to see his remodeled golf resort (all times local): 12:25 p.m.

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DUBLIN (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday the United States would have preferred Britain to remain in the European Union, but respected the result of the Brexit referendum.

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(Reuters) – Hundreds of firefighters were headed to the communities around Isabella Lake in central California on Friday to battle a fast-growing wildfire that has destroyed 80 homes and threatens over 1,000 more, officials said.

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A South African court refuses to give the president permission to appeal against its ruling that he should face 783 corruption charges.

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Google says there was a large spike in searches for Irish passport applications as news of the UK’s decision to leave the EU broke.

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday sacked his former deputy from the ruling party, and said he needed more time to think about a possible cabinet reshuffle.

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LONDON (Reuters) – Within hours of Britons voting to leave the European Union, politicians in Scotland, Ireland and Spain raced on Friday to argue that the historic move bolstered claims over long-disputed parts of British territory.

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A Danish court has sentenced a 24-year-old pizzeria owner to seven years in jail after he was found guilty of joining Islamic State group militants in Syria, where he claimed he worked as a cook.

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LONDON (Reuters) – Within hours of Britons voting to leave the European Union, politicians in Scotland, Ireland and Spain raced on Friday to argue that the historic move bolstered claims over long-disputed parts of British territory.

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Greek police say a teenage Syrian refugee has been lightly injured after being shot by an unknown man while trying to illegally return to Turkey, from which he had entered Greece months earlier.

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A Danish court has given a life sentence to a nurse who has been found guilty of murdering three patients and attempting to kill a fourth at a hospital in southern Denmark.

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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, visiting Scotland the day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, hailed the move, saying voters “took back their country.” Trump, whose own campaign shares some of the same populist national themes that fueled the vote to leave the EU, said Friday that “all over the world, people are angry.” “They’re angry over borders, they’re angry over people coming into the country and taking over, nobody even knows who they are,” said Trump at the ceremony to mark the reopening of a golf resort he owns on Scotland’s west coast.

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A hospital technician opened fire in a Turkish teaching hospital in the capital Ankara on Friday, killing three people and seriously wounding another, the governor’s office said.

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Spanish foreign minister says the “Spanish flag on the Rock” is “much closer than before” following massive Gibraltar vote to remain in the EU.

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament has granted immunity from prosecution to members of the armed forces conducting counter-terrorism operations as security forces battle Kurdish militants in fighting that has killed thousands in the past year.

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The son of Senegal’s ex-President Abdoulaye Wade is freed from prison after serving three years of a six-year sentence for corruption.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A fast-growing wildfire on Thursday destroyed at least 80 homes near the riverside community of Lake Isabella in central California, as a threat to populated areas from five other major blazes across the state diminished, authorities said.

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