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Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty"

Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: "Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!"

Business

Italian bank raises billions after poor show in stress tests

Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena was by far the worst performer in a stress test of EU banks, which otherwise on Friday found the region's top lenders to be in relatively good shape. But the troubled bank sought to get ahead of the poor result with the announcement of a 5 billion euro ($5.6 billion) capital increase.

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Turkey's Erdogan slams US reaction to failed coup

Turkey's president slammed the United States on Friday, claiming it was not standing firmly against a failed military coup and accused it of harboring the plot's alleged mastermind, as a government crackdown in the coup's aftermath strained Turkey's ties with key allies.

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Armenia: Officers wound 3 more gunmen holding police station

Security forces on Friday wounded three more of the armed members of an opposition group who have been barricaded inside a police station in the Armenian capital for nearly two weeks, and riot police later used stun grenades to break up a demonstration in support of the opposition gunmen.

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World's longest rail tunnel debuts in Switzerland

Engineers managed to burrow the world's longest railway tunnel under the Swiss Alps. Switzerland inaugurated the 35.4 mile Gotthard Railway Tunnel, completed at a cost of $12 billion, on June 1, 2016. Here's at the massive project.
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World's longest rail tunnel debuts in Switzerland 4:35

World's longest rail tunnel debuts in Switzerland

Obama lays a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park 2:18

Obama lays a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

How baby rhinos sound when the milk runs out 0:51

How baby rhinos sound when the milk runs out

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau challenges Obama, British royals to 'bring it' at Invictus Games 0:23

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau challenges Obama, British royals to 'bring it' at Invictus Games