Cars are blocked on the Morandi highway bridge after a section of it collapsed, in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A large section of t

Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame.

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, seek motive

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In this frame grab taken Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 armed police detain a man, fourth right, who was in a car that crashed into security barriers outside
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.
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Minnesota singers join voices with South African choir: 'It's magic all the way'

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The Minnesota Chorale and South Africa-based choir Gauteng Choristers rehearsed for the first time together in Johannesburg.
Minnesota Chorale loosens up, while the South Africans get a lesson in German.
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In defiant act, Brazil party registers Lula for president

The Workers' Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for president Wednesday, attempting to muscle him into the race to lead Latin America's largest nation and forcing a showdown with Brazilian electoral authorities.
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The Nazi confiscated all possessions from the prisoners of Auschwitz. Many of these objects remain there in exhibit rooms.

Muslims, Jews visit Auschwitz together to test new bonds amid growing intolerance in Europe

Experiment sought to fight tide of intolerance.
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Minnesota Orchestra trombone player Andrew Chappell said goodbye to members of the KwaZulu Natal Youth Wind Band after a coaching session in Durban, S

In teaching young South African talents, Minn. Orchestra musicians find their own inspiration

While encouraging young South African talents, Minnesota Orchestra musicians are finding inspiration of their own.
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Official: British PM to visit Kenya in first visit to Africa

Kenya's foreign minister says British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit the country at the end of the month, in her first visit to Africa since becoming head of the U.K. government in July 2016.
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The Latest: White House says Turkey treated pastor 'badly'

The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local):
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New president takes over in Paraguay, vows to cut poverty

Mario Abdo Benitez took over as Paraguay's new president on Wednesday, replacing a seemingly disgruntled Horacio Cartes, who left the inauguration ceremony before it finished.
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Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts

Israel on Wednesday opened its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after closing it amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group Hamas.
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Israel: No criminal action in deadly Gaza 2014 war incident

The Israeli military said on Wednesday its investigation into one of the bloodiest incidents of the 2014 war in the Gaza Strip found no criminal wrongdoing by Israeli forces and there were no grounds to prosecute any troops.
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Palestinian president lashes out at US over Gaza situation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has lashed out at the United States over its proposals to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.
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Italian bridge was known to be in trouble before collapse

Warnings issued years before deadly collapse.
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African migrants reel as Israeli law cuts their salaries

African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty.
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Bass players pack up their instruments into their trunks after the Durban concert in South Africa.

Touring with Minnesota Orchestra involves a high-stakes truck ride with precious cargo

Some of the instruments also need their own kind of visas to travel.
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A man who was injured in a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha is

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy.
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The Latest: UNICEF: Kabul attack on children 'deplorable'

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3 kids heading on summer vacations among Italy bridge dead

Authorities in Italy, France and Albania have confirmed their citizens are among the 39 victims of Tuesday's highway bridge collapse in Genoa. They include three children, traveling with their respective families on summer holidays. Here are some of their stories:
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The Latest: Malta says Italy taking some Aquarius migrants

The Latest on a ship carrying rescued migrants in the Mediterranean (all times local):
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British Columbia declares state of emergency over wildfires

The Canadian province of British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to hundreds of wildfires burning across the Pacific Coast province.
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Illegal border crossings in Canada rise from June to July

The number of border crossers entering Canada illegally from the U.S. rose from June to July, but remained sharply below the pace of last summer.
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US official says UAE paid Yemen tribes to push al-Qaida out

A senior U.S. official acknowledged Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates had paid money to tribal leaders in Yemen to rout al-Qaida militants from their strongholds in the war-torn county.
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Turkey braces for hard times amid currency crisis, US spat

Some Turks are reacting with defiance to their plunging currency and an escalating trade and political dispute with the United States — an indication that they are ready to endure economic pain and risk further deterioration in a key, yet troubled alliance dating from the Cold War.