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In this photo released by Brazil Ministry of Defense, a C-130 Hercules aircraft dumps water to fight fires raging in Brazil's Amazon, Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. (Brazil Ministry of Defense via AP)
Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon firesBrazilian troops deploy in the Amazon to help fight fires that have swept parts of the region
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Israel says it thwarts imminent Iranian attack from SyriaThe Israeli military says it has attacked targets near Damascus in what was a successful effort to thwart an imminent Iranian drone strike on Israel, stepping up an already heightened campaign against Iranian military activity in the region
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, talks to President of the European Council Donald Tusk, left, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a G7 coordination meeting with the Group of Seven European members at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, southwestern France, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's unpredictable America-first approach even before the official start of the summit in southern France. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
Will the real Mr. No-Deal step forward please?EU's Tusk and Britain's Johnson throw label at each other: Mr. No-Deal Brexit
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Protestors throw a road sign at a police barricade in Bayonne, France, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. World leaders and protesters are converging on the southern French resort town of Biarritz for the G-7 summit. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual summit in the nearby resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summitFrench authorities have detained 68 people taking part in a tense protest near the G-7 summit
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A Syrian soldier in the northwestern town of Khan Sheikoun, Syria, stands on the highway that links the capital Damascus with the northern city of Aleppo. Syrian troops captured Khan Sheikhoun this week and are pushing in their offensive north of the town in an attempt to reopen the highway that has been cut by rebels since 2012.  (AP Photo/Albert Aji)
Syrian troops surround Turkish post in country's northwestSyrian authorities took a group of journalists to tour a Turkish observation post, several newly captured villages and the town of Khan Sheikhoun.
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This Joke Is the Funniest One-Liner of 2019The world's biggest arts festival—one whose organizers have said is only dwarfed by the Olympics and World Cup in terms of attendance—is almost over in Scotland. But "Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe" has already been decided. For the past 12 years, the public has been able to...
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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte welcome Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the Biarritz lighthouse, southwestern France, ahead of a working dinner Saturday, Aug.24, 2019. Shadowed by the threat of global recession, a U.S. trade war with China and the possibility of one against Europe, the posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come outThe posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo
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A view of the Grace 1 supertanker is seen through the sea fog, in the British territory of Gibraltar, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off Gibraltar.  The United States moved on Thursday to halt the release of the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, detained in Gibraltar for breaching EU sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, thwarting efforts by authorities in London and the British overseas territory to defuse tensions with Tehran. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to TurkeyAn Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington now lists its destination as a port in Turkey
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In this photograph made available by the state-run WAM news agency, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, walks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, right, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Modi is on a trip to both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, reinforcing ties between India and the Gulf Arab nations as he pursues stripping statehood from the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir. (Ryan Carter - Ministry of Presidential Affairs/WAM via AP)
India's Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdownIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honor during a visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation amid Kashmir crackdown
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, a poster with pictures of Placido Domingo is displayed in Salzburg, Austria, where Domingo will perform 'Luisa Miller' by Giuseppe Verdi. Domingo is scheduled to appear onstage at the Salzburg Festival Aug. 25, 2019, to perform for the first time since multiple women have accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, File)
Correction: Placido Domingo-Europe storyCorrection: Placido Domingo-Europe story
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In this Aug. 14, 2019, photo, a man works on a production line in a medical gloves factory in Suixi in central China's Anhui province. U.S. President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. (Chinatopix via AP)
Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalatesPresident Donald Trump is escalating his trade fight with China, imposing new retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there
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In this photo taken on Friday, July 26, 2019, and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the Fedor robot is displayed before being loaded into a Soyuz capsule that was launched Thursday Aug. 22, 2019, from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station. A statement from the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the failure to dock on Saturday Aug. 24, 2019, was because of problems in the docking system, but didn't give details. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station dockingA Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station
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