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Migrants disembarked from the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat arrive in the harbor of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Saturday, Aug.17, 2019. Italy’s hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government. (Concetta Rizzo/ANSA Via AP)
Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant shipItaly's hard-line interior minister has buckled under pressure and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government
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2 die in knife attack at German train stationGerman police say a man and a woman were fatally stabbed at a crowded train station in the town of Iserlohn in what was described as an "act of relationship violence."
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Small plane makes emergency highway landing in CroatiaA small plane has made an emergency landing on a main highway in Croatia, surprising drivers but causing no injuries
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A view of the Grace 1 supertanker stands off the coast of the British territory of Gibraltar, Friday Aug. 16, 2019.  The lawyer representing the captain of the Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff said Friday that the captain no longer wants to be in command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could prevent its immediate departure from Gibraltar. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressureThe shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar in "24 to 48 hours," despite a last-minute effort by the United States to seize it again
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EU Commission chief to have emergency gallbladder operationEuropean Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has had to cut short his summer holiday and be rushed to his home nation of Luxembourg where he will undergo a gallbladder operation
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Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 deadMedia reports say heavy rains have hit Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers and disrupting rail and ferry services
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Communist party supporters hold red flags and a banner reading "For fair and clean elections!" during a protest in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. People rallied Saturday against the exclusion of some city council candidates from Moscow's upcoming election. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Rally, pickets call for fair Moscow electionsAbout 4,000 people have held a rally in Moscow to demand fairness in upcoming city council elections, and solo pickets protesting the exclusion of some opposition and independent candidates are taking place at prominent monuments
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8 dead, 10 hospitalized in Ukrainian hotel fireA fire in a hotel in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa has killed eight people and left a further 10 hospitalized
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A view of the Grace 1 supertanker in the British territory of Gibraltar, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. The tanker was seized last month in a British Royal Navy operation off Gibraltar.  The lawyer representing the captain of the Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff said Friday that the captain no longer wants to be in command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could prevent its immediate departure from Gibraltar. (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
Lawyer: Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the jobA lawyer representing the captain of an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says his client no longer wants to be in command of the ship
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A view of the Grace 1 supertanker in the British territory of Gibraltar, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 as a sail boat passes by.  The lawyer representing the captain of the Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff said Friday that the captain no longer wants to be in command of the ship, which is in need of repairs that could prevent its immediate departure from Gibraltar.(AP Photo/Marcos Moreno)
The Latest: US unveils seizure warrant for Iranian tankerThe U.S. government says it has a warrant to seize an oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff because of violations of U.S. sanctions, money laundering and terrorism statutes
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German shipping firm: 8 crew seized by pirates off CameroonA German shipping company says pirates have abducted eight crew members from one of its vessels off the coast of West Africa
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An iceberg floats near a cemetery in Kulusuk, Greenland, early Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Greenland has been melting faster in the last decade and this summer, it has seen two of the biggest melts on record since 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Greenland to Trump: Thanks, but we're not for saleGreenland says it's happy President Donald Trump has taken an interest in the nation, but that it's not for sale
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FILE - In this file photo taken on July 20, 2019, Russian opposition candidate and lawyer at the Foundation for Fighting Corruption Lyubov Sobol speaks to a crowd during a protest in Moscow, Russia. This summer's wave of opposition protests has pushed Sobol to the forefront of the Russian political scene. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
Activist emerges as new leader of Moscow election protestsA wave of demonstrations in Moscow this summer has pushed a 31-year-old activist to the forefront of the Russian political opposition
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Chief Constable John Campbell speaks to the media during a press conference on the death of Pc Andrew Harper, in Sulhamstead, England, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. A 28-year-old police officer investigating a reported burglary in southeast England has died after being dragged by a vehicle, police said Friday. Police have arrested and detained 10 males on suspicion of murder in the death of Andrew Harper, 28. The youngest is 13 while the oldest is 30. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
UK police officer slain investigating burglary, 10 arrestedThames Valley police say an officer investigating a reported burglary has been killed
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CORRECTS THE DAY OF THE WEEK - The Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat with 147 migrants, left, is monitored by an Italian Coast guard vessel as it sails off the coasts of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. A Spanish aid boat with 147 rescued migrants aboard is anchored off a southern Italian island as Italy's ministers spar over their fate. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA Via AP)
Aid group: Italy must let all migrants off rescue shipFour more migrants have been evacuated from a Spanish rescue boat anchored near an Italian island but the aid group wants Italy to let all migrants on the ship land
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