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In this April 20, 2017 file photo, a suspected child webcam cybersex operator has his hands tied behind his back with an iPhone charging cord as members of the National Bureau of Investigation Anti-human Trafficking division arrest him inside his home during a raid in the Philippines.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) **FILE**

Cuba and Canada sign agreement to fight sex trafficking

- Associated Press

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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People salvage motorcycles in a country boat in a flooded area at Kainakary in Alappuzha district, Kerala state, India, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people in the past nine days, officials said. (AP Photo/Tibin Augustine)

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

- Associated Press

Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is partially submerged.

Black elders hold mixed views on confederate statue in town

- Associated Press

Gertrude Evans, 70, was born into the Jim Crow South and lived through the rocky integration of Leesburg when firemen filled a swimming pool with cement and garbage rather than permit its integration.

This Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, photo released by the National Park Service shows the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed Saturday with pilot Craig Layson and four passengers from Poland onboard in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The National Park Service has ended attempts to recover bodies and wreckage of the small airplane that crashed Aug. 4 on a near-vertical mountain within Alaska's Denali National Park. The agency says it has determined that recovery of the bodies and the aircraft would exceed an acceptable level of risk. (National Park Service via AP)

NTSB report offers little insight into Alaska plane crash

- Associated Press

An Alaska sightseeing airplane was flying toward its home base when it crashed earlier this month on a mountainside in Denali National Park, killing all five people aboard, according to a preliminary report released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.