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A Belgian special forces soldiers looks through his binoculars near the frontline, east of Tal Afar, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Iraqi forces have launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group. Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in July in Mosul, the country's second-largest city. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko)
Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near MosulU.S.-backed Iraqi forces have launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group
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Two women cry at a memorial tribute in Las Ramblas, after a terror attack that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Attack victims came from around world to celebrate BarcelonaThe victims of the vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town came from around the world and across generations
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, volunteers stand at the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday, Aug. 20 in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week. (AP Photo/Kabba Kargbo, file)
Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslidesChurches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week
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Police officers walk past candles and flowers placed on the ground after a terror attack that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: Police probe if body in car is 15th Spain victimSpanish police say they are trying to establish if a man found dead inside a car on the outskirts of Barcelona is another victim of the extremist attack in the city
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2011 file photo, Turkish born German writer Dogan Akhanli is photographed in Cologne, Germany. Germany's foreign minister is urging Spain not to extradite a German writer to Turkey after he was arrested on a Turkish warrant. Sigmar Gabriel called his Spanish counterpart Saturday Aug. 19, 2017 over the arrest of Dogan Akhanli while on holiday in Spain. Akhanli was born in Turkey but emigrated to Germany in 1991 after spending years in Turkish prison following the 1984 military coup in the country. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP,file)
Germany welcomes release of writer sought by TurkeyGermany is welcoming the release of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant, and accused Turkey of abusing the international system used to hunt down fugitives
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A minute's silence is held at Turku Market Square in Turku, Finland, on Sunday Aug. 20, 2017. The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and several wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questionedFinland has observed a minute of silence for the victims of a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured
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In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, protestors gather during an election campaign event by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Marktplatz in Annaberg-Buchholz, eastern Germany. Merkel, running for re-election next month, said she won’t avoid eastern Germany despite coming in for renewed public heckling at a campaign rally there. Merkel was greeted with whistles and shouts of “get lost” at stump stops in the eastern states of Saxony and Thuringia on Thursday. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)
Merkel stands by her 2015 decision to open German bordersAngela Merkel said Sunday that she stands by her decision to open Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees two years ago, a move she has previously defended as a necessary response to a humanitarian emergency
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Gabriella Engels looks on during a media conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The model who accuses Zimbabwe's first lady of assault, 20-year-old Gabriella Engels, has been offered legal assistance by a prominent lawyer Gerrie Nel, who secured the murder conviction of Oscar Pistorius. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to ZimbabweGranted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from Johannesburg on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel there
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In this photo released by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to dozens of Syrian diplomats, in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. In defiant comments Sunday, Assad blasted the West, rejecting any security cooperation or reopening of embassies in Damascus before those countries cut relations with opposition groups. In the speech, Assad praised Russia, Iran, China and Lebanon's Hezbollah for supporting his government. (Syrian Presidency Facebook page via AP)
Syria's Assad rejects security cooperation with the WestSyrian President Bashar Assad has blasted the West rejecting any security cooperation or reopening of embassies in Damascus before these countries cut relations with opposition groups
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Recently re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani walks to the podium to speak during a session of parliament for a vote of confidence for his new cabinet, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Iranian lawmakers on Sunday approved 16 Cabinet members nominated by Rouhani, including the first defense minister unaffiliated with the elite, hard-line Revolutionary Guard in 25 years. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran approves nearly all of Rouhani's Cabinet picksIranian lawmakers have approved 16 Cabinet members nominated by recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, including the first defense minister unaffiliated with the elite, hard-line Revolutionary Guard in 25 years
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UK gov't considers more check on car, truck rentalsBritain's government is considering more check on drivers wishing to rent cars and vans following several attacks in which vehicles were used to mow down pedestrians
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Gabriella Engels looks on during a media conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The model who accuses Zimbabwe's first lady of assault, 20-year-old Gabriella Engels, has been offered legal assistance by a prominent lawyer Gerrie Nel, who secured the murder conviction of Oscar Pistorius. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first ladySouth Africa granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who was accused of assaulting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel a week ago
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