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ISTANBUL (AP) — Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States — an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a key, yet troubled alliance dating from the Cold War.

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HAVANA (AP) — Cuba and Canada have signed an agreement to reinforce cooperation on sex trafficking of minors and women, pledging to track and apprehend citizens from either country engaged in exploitation of children and adolescents for pornography or sexual abuse.

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ROME (AP) — A partial list of the 39 people who died in the collapse of the Genoa highway bridge on Tuesday. Italian officials have released the names of 21 citizens whose identities have been confirmed and families informed. Four French citizens and two Albanians also were confirmed dead.

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ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Mario Abdo Benitez has taken over as Paraguay's new president, replacing a seemingly disgruntled Horacio Cartes, who left the inauguration ceremony before it finished.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says its investigation into one of the bloodiest incidents of the 2014 Gaza war shows Israeli forces committed no wrongdoing and that there are no grounds for any criminal action against the troops.

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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 file photo, Palestinians stand on the rubble of houses destroyed in an Israeli strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said on Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018, its investigation focused on an Aug. 1, 2014, battle in the southern Gaza town of R…

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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014 file photo, a medic stands among lifeless bodies of people killed in the Gaza war that are stored in a food refrigerator as the town's morgue has run out of space in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said on Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018, its investigatio…

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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, Wounded Palestinian children lie on mattresses spread on the floor of a hospital after Israeli shelling in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said on Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018, its investigation focused on an Aug. 1, 201…

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Paraguay's new President Mario Abdo Benitez, left, greets to his counterpart, Colombia's President Iván Duque, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Duque is in Paraguay to attend Abdo Benitez's inauguration as the country's 50th president. (Daniel Duarte/Pool via AP)

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El dirigente del partido Tahreek-e-Insaf, de Pakistán, Imran Khan, a la izquierda, saluda al nuevo presidente de la Asamblea Nacional, Asad Qaiser, en Islamabad, el miércoles 15 de agosto de 2018. (Asamblea Nacional de Pakistán vía AP)

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, centre, addresses top decision-making body the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Abbas has lashed out at the United States over its proposals to alleviate the dire humanitarian si…

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, centre, speaks during a meeting with top decision-making body the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Abbas has lashed out at the United States over its proposals to alleviate the d…

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, centre, attends a meeting with top decision-making body the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Abbas has lashed out at the United States over its proposals to alleviate the dire hu…

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, centre, attends a meeting with top decision-making body the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Abbas has lashed out at the United States over its proposals to alleviate the dire hu…

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El inmigrante eritreo Ghrmay Negassi trabajando en una peluquería de Tel Aviv el 8 de agosto del 2018. El gobierno israelí está tomando medidas que hacen más difícil la vida de los inmigrantes africanos en un esfuerzo por empujarlos a que se vayan. Hace poco dispuso la retención del 20% de s…

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ROME (AP) — Authorities in Italy, France and Albania have confirmed their citizens are among the 39 victims of Tuesday's highway bridge collapse in Genoa. They include three children, traveling with their respective families on summer holidays. Here are some of their stories:

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States — an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a key, yet troubled alliance dating from the Cold War.

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Supporters holding masks of Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva take part in the Free Lula March, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug.15 2018. Thousands of supporters of the jailed leader and a current presidential candidate, are in Brasilia to monitor the registration…

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Supporter holds a photo of Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as he takes part in the Free Lula March, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug.15 2018. Thousands of supporters of the jailed leader and a current presidential candidate, are in Brasilia to monitor the regis…

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Supporters holding a photo of Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva takes part in the Free Lula March, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug.15 2018. Thousands of supporters of the jailed leader and a current presidential candidate, are in Brasilia to monitor the registrat…

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A man who was injured in a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha is placed in an ambulance in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Both the resurgent Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate in …

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HAVANA (AP) — Cuba and Canada have signed an agreement to reinforce cooperation on sex trafficking of minors and women, pledging to track and apprehend citizens from either country engaged in exploitation of children and adolescents for pornography or sexual abuse.

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Numerosas personas cruzan zonas inundadas debido a las fuertes lluvias monzónicas en Thiruvananthapuram, estado de Kerala, en India, el miércoles 15 de agosto de 2018. El transporte aéreo y ferroviario quedó suspendido debido a los aguaceros y las inundaciones en Kerala. La cifra de muertos …

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People dress in historical military costumes during an Armed Forces Day parade in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Poland's President Andrzej Duda voiced in a speech, that he hopes for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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People dressed in historical military costumes during an Armed Forces Day parade in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Poland's President Andrzej Duda voiced in a speech, that he hopes for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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Polish Army soldiers salute as military vehicles roll on a main city street during a yearly military parade celebrating the Polish Army Day in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Poland's President Andrzej Duda voiced in a speech, that he hopes for a permanent U.S. military presence in…

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Polish Army soldiers greet people 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/Al…

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Poland's President Andrzej Duda attends the Polish National Army Day parade in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.Poland's president voiced hope for a permanent U.S. military presence in his country as the country put on a large military parade on its Army Day .(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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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 So…

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Los abogados de Paul Manafort, izquierda a derecha, Kevin Downing, Richard Westling y Thomas Zehnle van a la corte federal para su alegato final en el juicio del exjefe de campaña de Donald Trump, Alexandria, Virginia, miércoles 15 de agosto de 2018. (AP Foto/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Típica escena bucólica de los alrededores de Cooperswotwn, pequeña ciudad sede del Salón de la Fama del Béisbol estadounidense, en foto del 18 de julio del 2018. (AP Photo/Larry Lage)

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Jugadores de los Michigan Blue Jayes Treat de Ann Arbor posan para una foto antes de un juego en el Dreams Park de Cooperstown, Nueva York, el 15 de julio del 2018. Rodeado de vegetación, el complejo con una veintena de campos de béisbol es espectacular. (AP Photo/Larry Lage)

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A view of the Morandi highway bridge that collapsed 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 …

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Displaced residents that where evacuated from buildings close to collapsed Morandi highway bridge, sit on the side of a street, 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…

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A displaced resident that whas evacuated from the buildings close to collapsed Morandi highway bridge, talks on the phone on the side of a street, 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 Ge…

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Displaced residents that where evacuated from buildings close to collapsed Morandi highway bridge, sit on the side of a street, 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…

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Displaced residents that where evacuated from buildings close to collapsed Morandi highway bridge comfort each other, 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 …

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Rescuers work among the rubble of the Morandi highway bridge that collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in rubble …

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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 …

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El nuevo presidente de Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, flanqueado por su esposa Silvana López, presta juramento en el palacio presidencial en Asunción, Paraguay, el miércoles 15 de agosto de 2018. (AP Foto / Jorge Saenz))

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El nuevo presidente de Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, flanqueado por su esposa Silvana López, recibe la banda presidencial en Asunción, Paraguay, el miércoles 15 de agosto de 2018. (AP Foto / Jorge Saenz)

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Una sección recién descubierta del Muro de Berlín se muestra entre arbustos cerca de la nueva sede del servicio de inteligencia extranjera de Alemania, en Berlín, el miércoles 15 de agosto de 2018. (AP Foto/Miriam Karout)

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ROME (AP) — A partial list of the 39 people who died in the collapse of the Genoa highway bridge on Tuesday. Italian officials have released the names of 21 citizens whose identities have been confirmed and families informed. Four French citizens and two Albanians also were confirmed dead.

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ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Mario Abdo Benitez has taken over as Paraguay's new president, replacing a seemingly disgruntled Horacio Cartes, who left the inauguration ceremony before it finished.

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El nuevo presidente de Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benítez, acompañado de su esposa Silvana López, saluda a los asistentes a su toma de posesión en Asunción, Paraguay, el miércoles 15 de agosto de 2018. Abdo Benítez es el presidente número 50 de Paraguay. (AP Foto/Jorge Sáenz)

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El secretario de Defensa estadounidense Jim Mattis, izquierda, y el argentino Oscar Aguad se estrechan la mano en Buenos Aires, Argentina, miércoles 15 de agosto de 2018. Mattis visita varios países sudamericanos. (AP Foto/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Cientos de globos son soltados al aire en el Memorial Stadium, antes de un partido entre Indiana y Michigan en Bloomington, Indiana, el 14 de octubre de 2017. La tendencia de dejar de usar pajillas de plástico está desinflando el amor por los globos. (AP Foto/AJ Mast, File)