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Afghan men stand near a damaged house following a Taliban attack in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and police, officials said Wednesday. Life gradually returned to normal in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive insurgent attack last week, with sporadic gunbattles still underway in some neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Nikzad)
Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48Suicide bomber targets Shiite area in Kabul, killing 48 students preparing for university exams in attack blamed on IS
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Afghan men stand in front of burned out shops following a Taliban attack in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A Taliban assault on two adjacent checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed at least 30 soldiers and police, officials said Wednesday. Life gradually returned to normal in parts of the eastern city of Ghazni after a massive insurgent attack last week, with sporadic gunbattles still underway in some neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Nikzad)
The Latest: UNICEF: Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'The Latest: UNICEF says Kabul attack that killed and wounded dozens of children in a classroom is 'deplorable'
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Verena Papke, CEO of SOS Mediterranee, and Florian Westphal, Managing Director of the German section MSF, speak at a press conference on the situation of the rescue ship Aquarius. (Lisa Ducret/dpa via AP)
The Latest: Malta says Italy taking some Aquarius migrantsMalta says that Italy will take in some of the 141 migrants rescued by the aid ship Aquarius last Friday, in what amounts to a reversal for the hard-line anti-migrant government in Rome that had previously refused to take in any
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North Korean soldiers salute as others bow before the giant bronze statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il during the anniversary of the end of World War II and liberation from Japanese colonial rule in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. North Korea has marked the anniversary with a series of ceremonies ahead of what is expected to be a much bigger event next month, the 70th anniversary of its national foundation day. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Nuke talks uncertain, US hits shippers with NKorea sanctionsWith little apparent progress in denuclearization talks with North Korea, the Trump administration on Wednesday stepped up pressure on the isolated nation by punishing three foreign companies accused of helping the North evade international sanctions
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Children play in a mosque before prayers in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Turkey is deeply divided between Erdogan’s pious Muslim base and secular Turks who once held sway over the country, but opposition voices have been mostly muted as Erdogan, who has concentrated power in a new presidential system of government, projects an image of a righteous state under siege. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, US spatSome Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating dispute with the United States, in an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a Cold War-era alliance
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Cars and trucks are left on a section of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 feet) into a heap of rubble below. (AP Photo/Nicola Marfisi)
The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapseA survivor of the Italian bridge collapse has described the highway falling out from under him
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Polish Army soldiers salute as tanks roll on one of the city's main streets during a yearly military parade celebrating the Polish Army Day in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Poland marks Army Day with a parade and a call for US permanent military base in Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland marks Army Day with parade, call for US military basePoland's president voices hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country as the Eastern European nation put on a large military parade on its Army Day holiday
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Displaced residents that where evacuated from buildings close to collapsed Morandi highway bridge, talk with Civil Protection officers, in Genoa, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 feet) into a heap of rubble below.  (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
Genoa bridge collapse kills 39, forces hundreds from homesItalian prosecutors say their focus in probe of the Genoa highway bridge collapse that killed 39 is possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance
The Associated Press3 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, left, and Argentina's Defense Minister Oscar Raul Aguad arrive for a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Mattis is on an official visit to several South American countries. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Mattis pledges closer defense cooperation with ArgentinaU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pledging closer defense cooperation with Argentina
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Publisher John Calder, champion of edgy authors, dies at 91Influential publisher John Calder, who championed avant-garde authors and battled censorship, has died
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United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols, left, is seen during a courtesy call with Zimbabwean President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa at his official residence State House in Harare, Wednesday, Aug, 15, 2018. Nichols emphasised the need to respect human rights as Zimbabwe awaits a court ruling on whether the election results are valid.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challengeZimbabwe's president urges court to toss opposition challenge to election
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'Germany's Cabinet has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse"
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