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Los Angeles (AFP) - "Star Wars" fans got their first glimpse Friday of the space saga's eagerly awaited next installment, but will have to wait a year before the full film is released. Earlier in November, studio giant Disney revealed the name of the new episode, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," saying filming had been completed on the movie, due for release on December 18, 2015. "The dark side ... and the light," the voiceover continues, as what appears to be a dark Sith Lord displays his new-look lightsaber in a forest, accompanied by composer John Williams' trademark stirring music. Inevitably, "Star Wars" fans immediately flooded the Internet with comments and observations.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.