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People stand in front of a board showing foreign currency rates inside a currency exchange office in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrestFeud over detained American pastor in Turkey overshadows deeper problems in U.S.-Turkish relationship, as well as fate of other detainees
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Substance in dug up Egyptian jar 'most ancient' cheeseScientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found."
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A man walks out of a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Beset by a weak currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe in an attempt to shore up relations with major trading partners despite years of testy rhetoric and a stalled bid for EU membership. The overtures by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has harshly criticized Germany and other European nations in the past, are part of a diplomatic campaign to capitalize on international unease over U.S. President Donald Trump and American tariff disputes. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: Turkey court rejects release of US pastorTurkey's state-run news agency says a higher Turkish court has also rejected an appeal for the release from detention of an American pastor who is at the center of a Turkish-U.S. spat.
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Turkish media: higher court also rejects appeal for American pastor's releaseTurkish media: higher court also rejects appeal for American pastor's release
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Iraq says its warplanes hit IS targets in Syria, killing 28Iraq says its F-16s struck Islamic State targets inside Syria, killing at least 28 members of the militant group
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Israeli police again question PM on corruption allegationsIsraeli police again question PM Netanyahu as part of investigations into corruption allegations
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Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast SyriaSaudi Arabia says it's contributed $100 million to northeastern Syria for reconstructon in areas once held by IS
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This photo provided by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows  President Bashar Assad, second left, and his wife Asma, center, listening to a Syrian artist during their visit to one of tunnels that were dug by rebels while they were under siege, in Jobar, near the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.  The tunnel visited by the Assads was decorated with sculpted reliefs showing soldiers fighting and overcoming their opponents. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increasedThe Russian military says the number of drone attacks on its main base in Syria has increased
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People walk past an advertising billboard at an upscale neighbourhood in Istanbul, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.  Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,  had said that his country will boycott U.S.-made electronic goods amid a diplomatic spat that has helped trigger a Turkish currency crisis. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
In US dispute, a few Turks destroy iPhones in online postsA small number of Turks are responding to their president's call to boycott American electronic goods by posting videos in which they smash iPhones with bats, hammers and other blunt instruments
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The Latest: War monitor says IS attack on Syria base kills 7A Syrian war monitoring group says at least 7 soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir el-Zour
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FILE - In this May 28, 2012 file photo, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab gestures as he leaves a police station in Manama, Bahrain.  A United Nations panel said Thursday Aug. 16, 2018, Bahrain should immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab. Rajab is serving a five-year prison sentence for tweets he sent in a case widely criticized internationally as the kingdom's government continues a crackdown on dissent. Images on the building at rear shows, clockwise from top, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
UN panel calls on Bahrain to release activist Nabeel RajabUN panel says Bahrain should immediately release imprisoned activist Nabeel Rajab
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Libya court sentences 45 to death over killings in 2011A Libyan court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad over killings during a 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed a longtime ruler
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A woman carrying a child is escorted by authorities to an apartment following the arrest of a 45-year-old Iraqi refugee, Omar Ameen, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Ameen was arrested on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman in 2014 while serving with the Islamic State terror organization. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror groupA 45-year-old Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State terror organization
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Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire effortsIsrael reopening key border crossing with Gaza, weeks after it was closed amid surge in violence with Hamas
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Israel: No criminal action in deadly Gaza 2014 war incidentIsraeli military says its probe into deadly incident in 2014 Gaza war found no criminal wrongdoing by Israeli forces
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