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TURKEY'S RULING center-right Motherland Party threw out its leader, Prime Minister Yildirim Akbulut, Saturday and chose former Foreign Minister Mesut Yilmaz to guide it through the next general election. . . . A MAN KILLED his ex-girlfriend's parents, critically wounded her current boyfriend and took her hostage during a jealous rampage in Brighton, Mich., that ended Friday when he was killed in a struggle with police. . . . MORE THAN 270 PEOPLE have been killed and millions of acres of China's crops damaged in the past month by violent rainstorms, according to an official report issued Saturday in Beijing. . . . TWO MASKED ROBBERS forced a priest to open a church safe at gunpoint and made off with tens of thousands of dollars in donations slated in part to help homeless people with AIDS, New York police said Friday.