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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.

In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescue teams work among the rubble of the collapsed Morando highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 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 a heap of rubble below. (Vigili Del Fuoco via AP)

Death toll hits 39 in Italy bridge collapse; blame begins

- Associated Press

Italian emergency experts pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel Wednesday after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the disaster to at least 39 people.

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China urges Malaysia to address project woes through talks

Associated Press

China said Tuesday that Malaysia should handle any problems it has with multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects through talks, a day after the Southeast Asian country's leader told The Associated Press his government wants to cancel such deals.

Rescues work among the rubble of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 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 below. (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

Cars plunge as Italian highway bridge collapses; 20 killed

- Associated Press

A highway bridge collapsed Tuesday in the Italian city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. Authorities said at least 20 people were killed, although some people were found alive in the debris.

In this frame grab taken Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, armed police detain a man, fifth right, who was in a car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament stands to the right of a bus in London. London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. (SKY News via AP)

U.K. police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive

- Associated Press

Police flooded central London streets and cordoned off the city's government district Tuesday, after a speeding car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside Parliament in what authorities were treating as an act of terrorism.

Berat Albayrak, Turkey's Treasury and Finance Minister, gestures as he talks during a conference in Istanbul, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in a bid to ease investor concerns about Turkey's economic policy. Albayrak said the government will safeguard the independence of the central bank and outlined his ministry's new economic policy as the currency plunged, raising questions about the country's financial stability. (AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)

Turkey's Erdogan vows US boycott, but diplomats resume talks

- Associated Press

Turkey's president appeared to escalate a dispute with the United States that has helped foment a Turkish currency crisis, claiming Tuesday that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods. Behind the scenes, however, diplomats resumed contact to ease tensions.

In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

- Associated Press

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers.

Taliban blindside U.S. forces with surprise Afghan offensive

- The Washington Times

The Taliban are on the verge of dramatically expanding their control over southern and eastern Afghanistan in a surprise offensive that has caught Afghan and U.S. forces off guard and thrown a vexing new wrench into the Trump administration's strategy for ending the nearly 17-year-old war there.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, and Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai speak with reporters at the Governor's Mansion on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. Tiankai met with Kentucky's Republican governor Monday to discuss economic development opportunities amid a growing trade dispute between the world's largest economies. (AP Photo/name)

Bevin promotes Chinese partnership amid US trade dispute

- Associated Press

Facing a growing trade dispute between the world's largest economies that threatens Kentucky's growing auto industry, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin struck an optimistic tone during a meeting with China's ambassador to the U.S. as he pledged to woo more Chinese-owned companies to the state.

In this file image from television transmitted by the Arab news channel Al-Jazeera on Monday,  Jan. 30, 2006, Al Qaeda's then deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri gestures while addressing the camera. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

U.N. report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

- Associated Press

The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat -- as does al Qaeda, which is much stronger in places, a United Nations report says.

In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

- Associated Press

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war that began when some of the current U.S. troops were in diapers.