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An increasingly forlorn search for victims of the earthquake that brought destruction to central Italy entered a third day Friday as the confirmed death toll climbed to 267. Releasing the new count, Immacolata Postiglione, head of the Civil Protection agency's emergency unit, indicated there had been no survivors found overnight in any of the remote mountain villages devastated by Wednesday's powerful pre-dawn quake.
By Dasha Afanasieva and Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA/KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - A car bomb at a police headquarters in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast killed at least 11 and wounded dozens on Friday, ministers said, two days after Turkey launched an incursion against Islamic State and Kurdish militia fighters in Syria. The state-run Anadolu news agency blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a militant group which has waged a three-decade insurgency for Kurdish autonomy and has been involved in almost daily clashes with security forces since a ceasefire collapsed more than a year ago. The bombing, the latest in a series of attacks in the southeast, comes as Turkey tries to recover from a failed July 15 military coup.
DARAYA, Syria (AP) — Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.