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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 the country's banks were healthy and signaling it could ride out a row with the United States.

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

Investors dumped shares in Italy's biggest toll-road operator on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.

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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 for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions.

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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 <FB.O> 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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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 leaves the Shah Alam High Court on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian judge said on Thursday, but added that the evidence did not prove a political assassination.

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FILE PHOTO: Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca September 27, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed/File Photo

Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell their assets and return home to meet a month-end deadline.

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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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FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee speaks during a news conference in the eastern Indian university town of Shantiniketan, northwest of Calcutta, India April 2, 2004.  REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/File Photo

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power and traveled by bus to Pakistan in a grand diplomatic gesture, died on Thursday, the hospital where he was being treated said in a statement.

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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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An organization made up of the judiciaries of European Union states said on Thursday it planned to suspend Poland after political interference meant its legal system was no longer independent of the government.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan men mourn after a blast in a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A suicide bomb attack on a group of teenagers studying for university exams in Kabul on Wednesday shocked Afghanistan but it was only the latest in a series of attacks on schools which have proved an easy target for militant groups.

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Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, have been charged with treason for their suspected role in the stoning of his convoy.

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A woman look at the collapsed Morandi Bridge, in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The Serie A matches involving Genoa and Sampdoria on Sunday have been postponed at the request of the two clubs in the wake of Tuesday's motorway bridge collapse in their city which killed at least 38 people.

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Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during his announcement at Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland's president said on Thursday he would veto a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties, including the eurosceptic PiS and the main opposition grouping, in European Parliament elections next year.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak speaks during a presentation to announce his economic policy in Istanbul, Turkey August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak hosted a conference call with global investors on Thursday in a bid to reassure them that policymakers are able to tackle the worst currency crisis the country has suffered since 2001.

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Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou attends a Reuters interview in Berlin, Germany, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou told Reuters on Thursday, warning that the stability of neighboring countries was at stake.

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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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Programmers work on computers in Belgrade, Serbia, July 4, 2018. Picture taken July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Serbia, a country that claims inventor Nikola Tesla as one of its most famous sons, is looking to technology to help lift itself out of decades of economic stagnation following the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

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FILE PHOTO: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali and candidate for Rally for Mali party (RPM), casts his vote at a polling station during the presidential election in Bamako, Mali July, 29 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago/File Photo

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a landslide victory in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the government said on Thursday, giving him a second term to try to turn back a surge in ethnic and Islamist militant violence.

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A doctor who worked as a physician to Britain's Queen Elizabeth has been killed after colliding with a truck as he cycled through central London.

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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 the country's banks were healthy and signaling it could ride out a row with the United States.

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

Investors dumped shares in Italy's biggest toll-road operator on Thursday and the government said it could impose a heavy fine or revoke its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.

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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 for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions.

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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 <FB.O> 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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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 leaves the Shah Alam High Court on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian judge said on Thursday, but added that the evidence did not prove a political assassination.

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FILE PHOTO: Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca September 27, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed/File Photo

Canadian Muslims traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage face delays coming back due to a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia that is also prompting thousands of students from the kingdom to scramble to sell their assets and return home to meet a month-end deadline.

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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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FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee speaks during a news conference in the eastern Indian university town of Shantiniketan, northwest of Calcutta, India April 2, 2004.  REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/File Photo

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power and traveled by bus to Pakistan in a grand diplomatic gesture, died on Thursday, the hospital where he was being treated said in a statement.

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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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An organization made up of the judiciaries of European Union states said on Thursday it planned to suspend Poland after political interference meant its legal system was no longer independent of the government.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan men mourn after a blast in a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A suicide bomb attack on a group of teenagers studying for university exams in Kabul on Wednesday shocked Afghanistan but it was only the latest in a series of attacks on schools which have proved an easy target for militant groups.

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Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, have been charged with treason for their suspected role in the stoning of his convoy.

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A woman look at the collapsed Morandi Bridge, in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

The Serie A matches involving Genoa and Sampdoria on Sunday have been postponed at the request of the two clubs in the wake of Tuesday's motorway bridge collapse in their city which killed at least 38 people.

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Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during his announcement at Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland's president said on Thursday he would veto a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties, including the eurosceptic PiS and the main opposition grouping, in European Parliament elections next year.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak speaks during a presentation to announce his economic policy in Istanbul, Turkey August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo

Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak hosted a conference call with global investors on Thursday in a bid to reassure them that policymakers are able to tackle the worst currency crisis the country has suffered since 2001.

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Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou attends a Reuters interview in Berlin, Germany, August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou told Reuters on Thursday, warning that the stability of neighboring countries was at stake.

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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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Programmers work on computers in Belgrade, Serbia, July 4, 2018. Picture taken July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Serbia, a country that claims inventor Nikola Tesla as one of its most famous sons, is looking to technology to help lift itself out of decades of economic stagnation following the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

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FILE PHOTO: Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali and candidate for Rally for Mali party (RPM), casts his vote at a polling station during the presidential election in Bamako, Mali July, 29 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago/File Photo

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a landslide victory in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the government said on Thursday, giving him a second term to try to turn back a surge in ethnic and Islamist militant violence.

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A doctor who worked as a physician to Britain's Queen Elizabeth has been killed after colliding with a truck as he cycled through central London.

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