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St. Joseph Catholic Church is seen in Hanover, Pennsylvania, U.S., August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" on Thursday over revelations that Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused about 1,000 people over seven decades, as U.S. bishops vowed to involve non-clerical experts in abuse investigations.

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The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Italy's government opened an investigation on Thursday into the country's biggest toll-road operator, hours after saying it could face a heavy fine or lose its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.

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Venezuelan migrants stand in line to register their exit from Colombia before entering into Ecuador,  at the Rumichaca International Bridge, Colombia August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia

Ecuador on Thursday said that all foreigners entering the country would need a passport from Saturday, an apparent attempt to curb rising numbers of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their homeland.

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

Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that fresh sanctions, imposed by the United States against a Russian firm and an individual over North Korea, may undermine peace process in the Korean peninsula.

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A LATAM Airlines passenger plane that departed Lima for Santiago, Chile, on Thursday was forced to land at an airport in southern Peru due to a bomb threat received by Chilean authorities, Peru's Transportation Ministry said.

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FILE PHOTO:    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waves to the media before his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as special representative for Iran.

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Brazilian armed forces member patrols during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Alianca slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 27, 2018. Picture taken February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Six months after Brazil sent in federal forces to take control of security in Rio de Janeiro state, both murders and the number of people killed in police confrontations have risen, official data shows, raising questions about the strategy.

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

Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting its banks were healthy and signalling it could ride out a dispute with the United States.

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Afghan policemen arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Gunmen attacked an area around a security base and training center for Afghanistan's intelligence service in the capital Kabul on Thursday, holding off security forces for hours before being killed.

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Mamoun Hamdan, Syria's finance minister gestures as he attends a Reuters interview in Damascus, Syria August 15, 2018. Picture taken August 15, 2018. REUTERS/ Omar Sanadiki

Syria will use new foreign currency certificates of deposit to help fund trade operations, its finance minister said, as the government takes tentative steps towards reconstruction following seven years of war.

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FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo

The Vatican, in its first response to a damning report by a U.S. grand jury on sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania, on Thursday expressed "shame and sorrow".

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The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The Italian government on Thursday launched an investigation into toll-road operator Autostrade per l'Italia following the collapse of a bridge in Genoa which claimed at least 38 lives.

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Pussy Riot performs at the Edinburgh Fringe, in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Screaming, chanting, and torrents of religious-style vocals are the backdrop to Pussy Riot's Edinburgh Fringe show, which centers on the real-life trial and imprisonment of Russian frontwoman Maria Alyokhina.

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

Turkey does not wish to have problems with the United States and the two NATO allies could easily overcome their differences but not with the current U.S. approach, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

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A 21-year-old Swede arrested in Albania with 19 pistols told a court on Thursday he agreed to pick them up in Kosovo and take them home to turn over to a prearranged buyer for cash to pay his school fees.

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FILE PHOTO: A truck carrying goods arrives at Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/File Photo

Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her visit to Trumpf company in Neukirch, Germany, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday her government would step up efforts to deport rejected asylum seekers faster, after hundreds of far-right protesters called on her to resign over her migration policy.

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The highway bridge Salzbachtalbruecke at the A 66 motorway is pictured near Wiesbaden, Germany, August 16, 2018.   REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Under fire from the government after a highway bridge collapsed two days ago, killing dozens, Italy's biggest toll-road operator said on Thursday that ambulances no longer would have to pay to use its network.

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FILE PHOTO: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni attends an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 28, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Three Ugandan lawmakers and dozens of others critical of President Yoweri Museveni have been charged with treason over their alleged role in the stoning of his convoy earlier this week.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi attends a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 31, 2018.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

An Israeli security cabinet minister on Thursday denounced the interrogation of left-wing activists at the country's main airport, and predicted that it would end after the singling-out of a visiting U.S. Jewish columnist stirred controversy.

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St. Joseph Catholic Church is seen in Hanover, Pennsylvania, U.S., August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" on Thursday over revelations that Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused about 1,000 people over seven decades, as U.S. bishops vowed to involve non-clerical experts in abuse investigations.

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The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Italy's government opened an investigation on Thursday into the country's biggest toll-road operator, hours after saying it could face a heavy fine or lose its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.

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Venezuelan migrants stand in line to register their exit from Colombia before entering into Ecuador,  at the Rumichaca International Bridge, Colombia August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Tapia

Ecuador on Thursday said that all foreigners entering the country would need a passport from Saturday, an apparent attempt to curb rising numbers of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their homeland.

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

Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that fresh sanctions, imposed by the United States against a Russian firm and an individual over North Korea, may undermine peace process in the Korean peninsula.

World News35 minutes ago

A LATAM Airlines passenger plane that departed Lima for Santiago, Chile, on Thursday was forced to land at an airport in southern Peru due to a bomb threat received by Chilean authorities, Peru's Transportation Ministry said.

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FILE PHOTO:    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waves to the media before his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as special representative for Iran.

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Brazilian armed forces member patrols during an operation against drug dealers in Vila Alianca slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 27, 2018. Picture taken February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Six months after Brazil sent in federal forces to take control of security in Rio de Janeiro state, both murders and the number of people killed in police confrontations have risen, official data shows, raising questions about the strategy.

Foreign Exchange Analysis3 hours ago

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

Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting its banks were healthy and signalling it could ride out a dispute with the United States.

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Afghan policemen arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Gunmen attacked an area around a security base and training center for Afghanistan's intelligence service in the capital Kabul on Thursday, holding off security forces for hours before being killed.

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Mamoun Hamdan, Syria's finance minister gestures as he attends a Reuters interview in Damascus, Syria August 15, 2018. Picture taken August 15, 2018. REUTERS/ Omar Sanadiki

Syria will use new foreign currency certificates of deposit to help fund trade operations, its finance minister said, as the government takes tentative steps towards reconstruction following seven years of war.

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FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis delivers a speech after a meeting with Patriarchs of the churches of the Middle East at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo

The Vatican, in its first response to a damning report by a U.S. grand jury on sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania, on Thursday expressed "shame and sorrow".

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The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The Italian government on Thursday launched an investigation into toll-road operator Autostrade per l'Italia following the collapse of a bridge in Genoa which claimed at least 38 lives.

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Pussy Riot performs at the Edinburgh Fringe, in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Screaming, chanting, and torrents of religious-style vocals are the backdrop to Pussy Riot's Edinburgh Fringe show, which centers on the real-life trial and imprisonment of Russian frontwoman Maria Alyokhina.

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

Turkey does not wish to have problems with the United States and the two NATO allies could easily overcome their differences but not with the current U.S. approach, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

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A 21-year-old Swede arrested in Albania with 19 pistols told a court on Thursday he agreed to pick them up in Kosovo and take them home to turn over to a prearranged buyer for cash to pay his school fees.

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FILE PHOTO: A truck carrying goods arrives at Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/File Photo

Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during her visit to Trumpf company in Neukirch, Germany, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday her government would step up efforts to deport rejected asylum seekers faster, after hundreds of far-right protesters called on her to resign over her migration policy.

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The highway bridge Salzbachtalbruecke at the A 66 motorway is pictured near Wiesbaden, Germany, August 16, 2018.   REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Under fire from the government after a highway bridge collapsed two days ago, killing dozens, Italy's biggest toll-road operator said on Thursday that ambulances no longer would have to pay to use its network.

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FILE PHOTO: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni attends an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 28, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Three Ugandan lawmakers and dozens of others critical of President Yoweri Museveni have been charged with treason over their alleged role in the stoning of his convoy earlier this week.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi attends a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 31, 2018.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

An Israeli security cabinet minister on Thursday denounced the interrogation of left-wing activists at the country's main airport, and predicted that it would end after the singling-out of a visiting U.S. Jewish columnist stirred controversy.

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