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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who is on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, is escorted as she arrives at the Shah Alam High Court on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

The trial of two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will continue, a

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FILE PHOTO: People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a suicide bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan authorities revised down on Thursday the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on an educational center in Kabul to 34 from 48, health ministry officials said.

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Saudi security forces neutralized a man who was wearing what looked like an explosive vest in the city of Al-Bukayriyah and wounded him in an exchange of gunfire, an Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement early on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: The North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File photo

The United States imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency and Chinese firms on Wednesday for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions aimed at pressuring North Korea to end its nuclear programs.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkey is ready to discuss its ongoing issues with the United States as long as there are no threats, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, amid a widening dispute between the NATO allies that has sent the Turkish currency plunging.

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Gunmen attacked an area around a training center for Afghanistan's intelligence service on Thursday in the capital Kabul, an official at the center said.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event which was interrupted, in this still frame taken from video August 4, 2018, Caracas, Venezuela. 
VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV/Handout via REUTERS TV

Venezuela has asked Peruvian police to help locate two Venezuelan citizens it says were involved in drone explosions during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro earlier this month, Peru's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Italy's anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country's aging infrastructure.

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FILE PHOTO: An agent of the office of the Attorney General of Mexico carries a package of seized marijuana at the site of a passageway Mexican authorities on Thursday attributed to the cartel of fugitive kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Tijuana, October 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Jorge Duenes/File Photo

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.

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Children look from behind a window of a house in the old quarter of Sanaa, Yemen August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen's three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa's historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6,000 mud brick houses, which date from before the 11th century.

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FILE PHOTO: A 100 Turkish lira banknote is seen on top of 50 Turkish lira banknotes in this picture illustration in Istanbul, Turkey August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

The Turkish lira eased slightly but remained below 6.0 against the dollar on Thursday after the United States ruled out removing steel tariffs on Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, and after Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey.

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An Apple store is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira.

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Turkey should commit to sound economic policies to promote stability and reduce imbalances at a time of market volatility, an IMF spokesperson said on Wednesday as a row between Washington and Ankara over the jailing of an American pastor dragged on.

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Supporters of imprisoned Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend a rally outside the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, in Brasilia, Brazil, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazil's Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12-year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy.

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Supporters take pictures with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) as he attends an inauguration of a new boat terminal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodia's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats in a national election in July, electoral authorities said on Wednesday as the opposition called the result illegitimate.

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FILE PHOTO:    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018.   REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

Paul Manafort had "a huge dumpster of hidden money" abroad, a prosecutor said on Wednesday, urging a jury to convict U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chief on financial fraud charges based more on a paper trail of evidence than on the testimony of a former protege.

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Firemen are seen entering the cargo compartment of a Turkish Airlines flight parked on the tarmac of Budapest Airport, Hungary, August 15, 2018 after one terminal of the airport and its surroundings were briefly shut down as the Disaster Management Authority ordered an investigation due to an overheated container carrying an isotope on an incoming flight. Neither the airport nor the disaster control authority confirmed that the flight affected was operated by Turkish Airlines. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A terminal of Budapest Airport was briefly shut down late on Wednesday due to an overheated container carrying an isotope, a spokesman for the Hungarian Disaster Management Authority said.

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FILE PHOTO - A rosary is placed on a tombstone at the Memorial Center Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina July 11, 2015.   REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

The United States on Wednesday said Bosnia's autonomous Serb-dominated region was attempting to deny history by revoking a report that concluded that Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslims in and around Srebrenica during the country's 1992-95 war.

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FILE PHOTO -  Debris of a house is pictured at Bento Rodrigues district, which was covered with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst in Mariana, Brazil, November 6, 2015.   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo

Brazil's Samarco Mineração SA expects to pay up to 2 billion reais ($512.5 million) this year to 19,000 families affected by the 2015 mining disaster in the state of Minas Gerais, the foundation created to pay the victims said on Wednesday.

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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, who is on trial for the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, is escorted as she arrives at the Shah Alam High Court on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

The trial of two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will continue, a

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FILE PHOTO: People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo

Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a suicide bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan authorities revised down on Thursday the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on an educational center in Kabul to 34 from 48, health ministry officials said.

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Saudi security forces neutralized a man who was wearing what looked like an explosive vest in the city of Al-Bukayriyah and wounded him in an exchange of gunfire, an Interior Ministry spokesman said in a statement early on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: The North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File photo

The United States imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency and Chinese firms on Wednesday for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions aimed at pressuring North Korea to end its nuclear programs.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkey is ready to discuss its ongoing issues with the United States as long as there are no threats, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, amid a widening dispute between the NATO allies that has sent the Turkish currency plunging.

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Gunmen attacked an area around a training center for Afghanistan's intelligence service on Thursday in the capital Kabul, an official at the center said.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event which was interrupted, in this still frame taken from video August 4, 2018, Caracas, Venezuela. 
VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV/Handout via REUTERS TV

Venezuela has asked Peruvian police to help locate two Venezuelan citizens it says were involved in drone explosions during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro earlier this month, Peru's foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Italy's anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country's aging infrastructure.

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FILE PHOTO: An agent of the office of the Attorney General of Mexico carries a package of seized marijuana at the site of a passageway Mexican authorities on Thursday attributed to the cartel of fugitive kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Tijuana, October 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Jorge Duenes/File Photo

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.

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Children look from behind a window of a house in the old quarter of Sanaa, Yemen August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen's three-year war has taken a heavy toll on Sanaa's historic Old City, a dense warren of mosques, bath houses and 6,000 mud brick houses, which date from before the 11th century.

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FILE PHOTO: A 100 Turkish lira banknote is seen on top of 50 Turkish lira banknotes in this picture illustration in Istanbul, Turkey August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

The Turkish lira eased slightly but remained below 6.0 against the dollar on Thursday after the United States ruled out removing steel tariffs on Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, and after Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey.

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An Apple store is pictured in Istanbul, Turkey August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

The United States on Wednesday ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira.

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Turkey should commit to sound economic policies to promote stability and reduce imbalances at a time of market volatility, an IMF spokesperson said on Wednesday as a row between Washington and Ankara over the jailing of an American pastor dragged on.

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Supporters of imprisoned Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend a rally outside the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, in Brasilia, Brazil, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazil's Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12-year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy.

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Supporters take pictures with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) as he attends an inauguration of a new boat terminal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodia's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats in a national election in July, electoral authorities said on Wednesday as the opposition called the result illegitimate.

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FILE PHOTO:    Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, U.S., February 28, 2018.   REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

Paul Manafort had "a huge dumpster of hidden money" abroad, a prosecutor said on Wednesday, urging a jury to convict U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chief on financial fraud charges based more on a paper trail of evidence than on the testimony of a former protege.

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Firemen are seen entering the cargo compartment of a Turkish Airlines flight parked on the tarmac of Budapest Airport, Hungary, August 15, 2018 after one terminal of the airport and its surroundings were briefly shut down as the Disaster Management Authority ordered an investigation due to an overheated container carrying an isotope on an incoming flight. Neither the airport nor the disaster control authority confirmed that the flight affected was operated by Turkish Airlines. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A terminal of Budapest Airport was briefly shut down late on Wednesday due to an overheated container carrying an isotope, a spokesman for the Hungarian Disaster Management Authority said.

World News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO - A rosary is placed on a tombstone at the Memorial Center Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina July 11, 2015.   REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

The United States on Wednesday said Bosnia's autonomous Serb-dominated region was attempting to deny history by revoking a report that concluded that Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslims in and around Srebrenica during the country's 1992-95 war.

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FILE PHOTO -  Debris of a house is pictured at Bento Rodrigues district, which was covered with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst in Mariana, Brazil, November 6, 2015.   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/File Photo

Brazil's Samarco Mineração SA expects to pay up to 2 billion reais ($512.5 million) this year to 19,000 families affected by the 2015 mining disaster in the state of Minas Gerais, the foundation created to pay the victims said on Wednesday.

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