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Chile court rules in favor of abortion in some cases

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Chile's Constitutional Court is upholding a measure that would end the country's absolute ban on abortions. More>>

Search underway for missing sailors; Navy chief orders probe Video included

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American, Singaporean and Malaysian armed forces are searching for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early-morning collision between a Navy destroyer and a tanker. More>>

The Latest: Divers assessing damage on USS John S. McCain Video included

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The U.S. Navy says the USS John S. McCain has docked at Singapore's naval base with "significant damage" to its hull after a collision between the warship and an oil tanker. More>>

Iraqi forces close in on IS-held town west of Mosul

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The U.S.-led coalition says Iraqi forces have made significant progress as they close in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul. More>>

Police: Fugitive's death 'breaks' cell behind Spain attacks Video included

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Spanish police are continuing the search for the man who they consider to be the final member of a cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 14 and injured more than 120 others. More>>

NKorea issues trademark fiery rhetoric over US-SKorea drills

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North Korea's military unleashed its standard fiery threats to greet annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that the North claims are an invasion rehearsal. More>>

Italy quake rocks resort island of Ischia, at least 1 dead

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3.6-magnitude quake strikes Ischia at peak of tourist season. More>>

Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona

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The victims of vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort came from around the world and across generations. More>>

Danish police find torso of woman after submarine sinking

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Danish police say that the owner of a home-built submarine has told investigators that a missing female Swedish journalist died onboard in an accident, and he buried her at sea in an unspecified location. More>>

The Latest: Spain says man slain by cops was terror driver

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A Sydney school is mourning the loss of a 7-year-old student who was killed when a van plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona. More>>

Total expands in North Sea with purchase of Maersk Oil

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French oil company Total is strengthening its position in the North Sea with the acquisition of Danish conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk's oil business for $7.45 billion. More>>

French police rule out terror in van's fatal bus stop hits

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French media are reporting that at least one woman has died after a vehicle rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille. More>>

Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan

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A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan. More>>

Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service

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Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized Britain's health secretary for his use of scientific evidence to support changes in the National Health Service. More>>

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

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Researchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis, ship that carried critical components of Hiroshima bomb and became worst maritime disaster in Navy's history. More>>

The Latest: Magnitude readings vary widely on Italy quake

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Italian officials say one person has died and seven people are unaccounted for after a 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck the resort island of Ischia late Monday. More>>

US Embassy in Russia stops issuing tourist visas for 8 days

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The U.S. Embassy in Russia says it will suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas in Moscow for eight days and will stop issuing visas at its consulates elsewhere in Russia in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff. More>>

Russian flight attendant sues airline for discrimination

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A Moscow court is due to rule on Tuesday in the case of a flight attendant who is suing Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot for taking her off the sought-after long-haul international flights because of her looks. More>>

UK promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously

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British prosecutors are promising to prosecute hate crimes as vigorously online as in person. More>>

Lebanon says it helped foil plot to down plane in Australia

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Lebanon's interior minister says the country's police intelligence played a major role in foiling a plot to bring down an Emirati passenger plane that was supposed to take off from Australia. More>>

Fire sweeps across Russian city, dozens of homes destroyed

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Russian emergency officials say that a massive blaze has swept through Rostov-on-Don in southwestern Russia, leaving scores of people injured and dozens of houses burned. More>>

Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to US

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President Vladimir Putin has appointed a former deputy defense minister as Russia's new ambassador to the United States. More>>

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

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U.S. and South Korean troops have begun annual drills that come after tensions rose over North Korea's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month. More>>

Turkmenistan creates its 1st animal shelter ahead of games

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The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan has moved to officially establish its first animal shelter as it prepares to host a major international athletic competition next month. More>>

Russia boosts air campaign to help recapture key Syrian city

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Russia has boosted its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive Islamic State militants from Deir el-Zour, the largest city in which they still have a major presence. More>>

Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

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The British Parliament's Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time before it is silenced for repair work scheduled to last until 2021. More>>

Ex-Kosovo PM Bajram Rexhepi dies after a stroke at 63

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Bajram Rexhepi, Kosovo's former prime minister and interior minister, has died in a hospital in Turkey following a stroke. More>>

Romania's coastguard intercepts boat carrying 70 migrants

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Romanian border police detain 24 Syrian and Iraqi migrants on suspicion of trying to illegally cross the border. More>>

9 UN peacekeepers hurt in Mali by roadside bomb attack

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U.N. officials say nine peacekeepers have been wounded after their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in northern Mali. More>>

The Latest: Big Ben's bell goes silent for years of repairs

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Britain's Big Ben has bonged the hour for the last time ahead of almost four years of repair work. More>>

The Latest: Police rule out terror in van hitting bus stops

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French media are reporting that at least one woman has died after a vehicle rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille. More>>

The Latest: Greek police pick up migrants dumped on highway

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Greek authorities say they have found 53 refugees and migrants _ including 24 minors _ walking along a northern highway after a smuggler dumped them on the roadside. More>>

Migrant family in Germany names daughter after Angela Merkel

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Meet one of Germany's newest residents _ Angela Merkel Muhammed. More>>

Serbia withdraws entire staff from its embassy in Macedonia

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The entire staff of the Serbian Embassy in the Macedonian capital has been withdrawn for urgent consultations in Belgrade in a move that has further strained relations between the Balkan neighbors. More>>

Pope: Rights of migrants trump national security concerns

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Pope Francis is demanding countries to greatly improve their welcome to migrants and stop any collective expulsions, saying migrants' dignity and right to protection trumps national security concerns. More>>

French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau

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A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of his and Angelina Jolie's chateau in Provence. More>>

German nationalists try reviving migration as election topic

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Germany's nationalist AfD party, which lately has been sagging in polls, is making efforts to bring migration issues back to the people's minds as the country is getting closer to national elections on Sept. 24. More>>

Finland names suspect in stabbings that killed 2, wounded 8

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Finnish court names suspect in stabbings that killed two, wounded eight as 18-year-old Moroccan Abderrahman Mechkah. More>>

German authorities: no sign far-right group planned attacks

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German federal prosecutors say they have found no evidence that a small group of far-right extremists were planning attacks on police, asylum-seekers and Jews but are still investigating them on weapons violations. More>>

German policeman accidentally fires shot as boarding plane

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Passengers boarding a plane at the German capital's Tegel airport got a scare when a police officer accidentally fired a shot from his service pistol. More>>

Aid workers face unique crisis in South Sudan war, says ICRC

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The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says South Sudan's civil war presents humanitarians with "one of the unique crises" in the world. More>>

Berlin: 9 injured after smoke bomb goes off at Kurdish event

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Police in Germany's capital say nine people have been slightly injured when a smoke bomb went off at an event by the Kurdish community. More>>

Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91

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Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. More>>

Syria's Assad rejects security cooperation with the West

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has blasted the West rejecting any security cooperation or reopening of embassies in Damascus before these countries cut relations with opposition groups. More>>

Merkel welcomes release of German-Turkish author in Spain

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the release of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant and criticized Turkey for abusing the international system Interpol used to hunt down fugitives. More>>

Iran approves nearly all of Rouhani's Cabinet picks

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Iran parliament approves all but one of Rouhani Cabinet picks, including defense minister. More>>

Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

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Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week. More>>

The Latest: Singapore helicopter evacuates 4 injured US crew

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The USS John S. McCain is sailing on its own power after colliding with a merchant ship near Singapore. More>>

Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says the operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group has begun. More>>

Spanish town struggles to reconcile locals as extremist cell Video included

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Spanish police have put up roadblocks across the northeast in their manhunt for the suspected driver of the van that plowed into a pedestrian promenade in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring over 120. More>>

10 sailors missing in collision between US warship, tanker

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A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer has collided with a merchant ship in waters east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca. More>>

The Latest: Las Ramblas barriers idea considered inefficient Video included

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Spain's king and queen and its prime minister will be attending a solemn Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica for the victims of the terror attacks that killed 14 and wounded over 120 more. More>>

Report of Ukraine witness to DNC hacking stirs confusion

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Report of Ukraine 'witness' to Democratic National Committee hack stirs confusion. More>>

The Latest: Reports say shell hits Syrian fair

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Sources say a shell has hit Syria's first international trade fair since the war broke out six years ago, killing and wounding several. More>>

Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean state media say the wife of President Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. More>>

Germany welcomes release of writer sought by Turkey

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German news agency dpa reports that a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant has been released from jail. More>>

The Latest: UN says thousands will flee Tal Afar operation

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U.N. warns thousands of civilians will flee Islamic State-held Tal Afar and surrounding areas as Iraqi security forces begin operation to retake town. More>>

Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questioned

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Finland has observed a minute of silence for the victims of a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured. More>>

Merkel stands by her 2015 decision to open German borders

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A key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says he's no longer making a cap on refugees a condition for coalition talks after next month's election. More>>

UK gov't considers more check on car, truck rentals

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Britain's government is considering more check on drivers wishing to rent cars and vans following several attacks in which vehicles were used to mow down pedestrians. More>>

Mexico: 1 dead, 5 hurt in blast at illegal fuel pipeline tap

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Mexican authorities say an explosion at an illegal fuel pipeline tap has killed a person and injured five more in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. More>>

Police say 39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin

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Berlin police say 39 people were detained Saturday in connection with a far-right march commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess. More>>

The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first lady

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South African Airways says it will resume flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe after they were blocked by Zimbabwe, which imposed restrictions amid a scandal over an assault claim against the wife of President Robert Mugabe. More>>

From age 3 to 80, Barcelona victims represent a wide world

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An Italian father, an American groom, and a Portuguese grandmother were but a few of the more than 100 people from around the world killed or injured in Barcelona's attacks. More>>

A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault

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A look at Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting South African model. More>>

Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings

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Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines will ring bells every night for three months to raise alarm over a renewed police crackdown that has left more than 80 drug and crime suspects dead in just a week. More>>

7 stabbed in Siberian attack; Russia skeptical of IS claim

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Russian officials say eight people were stabbed by a knife-wielding man on a central street in the Siberian a city of Surgut before police shot and killed the assailant. More>>

Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prison

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Some 500 far-right extremists are staging a march in Berlin in honor of the 30th anniversary of the death of top Nazi Rudolf Hess. More>>

Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' Ties to Spain eyed

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Finnish police say a stabbing in the western Finland city of Turku that killed two people and wounded eight is being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent. More>>

Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion Video included

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The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia. More>>

The Latest: French police say arrest unrelated to attack

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Representatives from the Spanish and Catalan government are meeting to determine the terrorist threat level for the country and its Catalan region. More>>

Nigeria's ailing president returns after 3 months away

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Nigeria says ailing president returning to country today after more than 3 months in London. More>>

Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers

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Venezuela's congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers. More>>

Far-right group sees anti-migrant sea mission as a success

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A far-right European group has hailed as a success its bid to stop humanitarian organizations from rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, but ended its trouble-plagued voyage stranded at sea. More>>

Bavarian black swan finds companion through lonely hearts ad

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A black swan in Bavaria is no longer alone after finding a companion thanks to a lonely hearts ad. More>>

Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

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Lebanon's U.S.-backed army has announced the start of a military offensive to clear Islamic State group militants from the frontier with Syria. More>>

Prize-winning Polish-US playwright Janusz Glowacki dies

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The wife of renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki says he has died at 78. More>>

South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claim

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South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claim; diplomatic immunity requested. More>>

Liquor stores closed in Turkmenistan's capital until October

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Liquor stores have been closed and alcoholic products taken off the shelves of food stores in the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of a major international athletic completion next month. More>>

The Latest: Nigeria's president returns after 3 months away

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The Latest: Nigeria's president returns after 3 months in London for medical treatment. More>>

A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respond

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America's annual joint military exercises with South Korea always get a rise out of North Korea. More>>

The Latest: Finland: Turku knife attack is likely terror act

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The Finnish Security Intelligence Service says the deadly stabbing attack in the western city of Turku was "a likely terror act.". More>>

The Latest: South Africa blocks Air Zimbabwe flight

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The Latest: Zimbabwe blocks South African Airways flights amid scandal over Mugabe's wife. More>>

Jet2 asks French why flight was apparently tracked

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Budget carrier Jet2 says it has asked French aviation officials for clarification as to why a flight from Spain to Britain was apparently tracked by military aircraft. More>>

Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead

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Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead almost a week after disaster. More>>

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

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Trump administration is getting closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. More>>

Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress' powers

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Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly is taking over powers of the opposition-led congress. More>>

Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead

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Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku. More>>

The Latest: Young Australian boy missing after van attack

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French officials say 25 French nationals were injured in a van attack in Barcelona, and Australia says one of its citizens is unaccounted for. More>>

Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

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Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor has fled to Colombia with her husband a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest. More>>

Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion Video included

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Spanish police kill five suspects connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. More>>

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist Video included

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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. More>>

Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslides

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Sierra Leone mudslides death toll now above 400 as hundreds still missing, UN says. More>>

Barcelona's victims include US man celebrating anniversary

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The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world _ men, women and children from at least two dozen nations _ testifying to the global appeal of the sun-kissed city with its bounty of must-visit sites and star-studded football team. More>>

In Germany, neo-Nazis get to march but threats are verboten

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Police in the German capital are bracing for a protest by far-right supporters Saturday, intended to commemorate the death of Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess. More>>

Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential vote

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Dozens of supporters of Kenya's opposition coalition have gathered around the Supreme Court building where lawyers are expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. More>>

Official: Rwanda genocide suspect extradited from Germany

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Rwanda prosecution officials said say the German government has extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to Rwanda to face charges. More>>

The Latest: Finland looks for more suspects in fatal attack

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Police in Finland say they are looking for more potential suspects in the stabbing of several people in the western city of Turku. More>>

State Department email restored after worldwide outage

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U.S. officials say the State Department has suffered a worldwide email outage affecting its entire unclassified system. The officials said the outage began early Friday morning and that technicians were working to restore email as soon as possible. More>>

The Latest: Death toll up to 450 in Sierra Leone mudslides

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Sierra Leone pathologist says 'up to 450' bodies now recovered after mudslides. More>>

Rwanda leader Kagame inaugurated; won nearly 99 pct of vote

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Rwanda's president is inaugurated after winning nearly 99 percent of the vote. More>>

US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan

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US military says American soldier killed, several wounded in battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. More>>

Chinese traders furious after crackdown on N. Korean imports

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Furious Chinese businesspeople say Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest after the surprise move choked off the trade. More>>

Pentagon chief to visit Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

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The Pentagon says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Ukraine next week to reassure government leaders that the U.S. does not accept Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. More>>

1 man dead, 1 injured after stabbing in western Germany

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Police in western Germany say they are searching for up to three men involved in a stabbing that left one person dead and another injured. More>>

Warship captain in collision that killed 7 to lose command

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The captain of a Navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of command and about a dozen others face punishment, and the Navy acknowledged Thursday that both ships had made mistakes. More>>

Polish ruling party figure criticized for anti-migrant tweet

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A prominent member of Poland's ruling anti-migrant party has drawn outrage with a tweet that praised threats and shots fired recently at a rescue ship destined to aid refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. More>>

Romanian bishop involved in sex tape scandal resigns

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Romania's Orthodox Church says a bishop who was seen on video engaging in sexual acts with a male student has resigned from his position. More>>

Russian Bombardier worker charged with aggravated bribery

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A Russian employee in the Swedish branch of a Canadian plane and train maker has been charged with aggravated bribery. More>>

Merkel says she won't avoid eastern Germany despite hecklers

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Angela Merkel, running for re-election next month, says she won't avoid eastern Germany despite coming in for renewed public heckling at a campaign rally there. More>>

Woman gives birth to baby girl on German commuter train

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German authorities say a 32-year-old woman gave birth on a commuter train on her way from a town in the state of Brandenburg to Berlin. More>>

Missing woman's family in Denmark submarine case fears worst

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The family of a Swedish journalist missing since a trip off Copenhagen a week ago on a home-built submarine says "it seems the worst has happened.". More>>

US general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack

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America's top military official has pledged to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack. More>>

Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll Video included

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The tree-lined Las Ramblas in Barcelona where a van plowed through pedestrians is a historic 1.2 kilometer pedestrian mall and walkway cherished by tourists and Spaniards alike. More>>

Zimbabwe's first lady remains quiet amid assault claims

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Zimbabwe's first lady remains quiet amid assault claims as South Africa weighs immunity request. More>>

Austrians first in Europe to make bacon on industrial scale?

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Austrians were making bacon thousands of years ago and a researcher says they were probably the first to it on an industrial scale. More>>

Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police

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Burundian police say 1 person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. More>>

UN chief: Saudi coalition attacks killed children in Yemen

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Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says in a draft report that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for more than half the children killed and injured in Yemen's civil war last year. More>>

Threat looms of more mudslides in Sierra Leone amid burials

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Queen Elizabeth II expresses sadness over Sierra Leone mudslides that have killed hundreds. More>>

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

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The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the threat. More>>

Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

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Israel's prime minister is coming under growing criticism for his relative silence over President Donald Trump's response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

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Top US military officer: Military solution 'horrific,' but North Korea gaining US nuke strike capability 'unimaginable'. More>>

The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar. More>>

Some major attacks in Europe in recent years

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Some major attacks in Europe in recent years. More>>

Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

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Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district. More>>

ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2 million in reparations

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The International Criminal court says a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage-listed cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. More>>

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

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Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean. More>>

Venezuela Supreme Court orders dissident lawmaker's arrest

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Venezuela's supreme court has ordered the arrest of the ousted chief prosecutor's husband after authorities accused him of operating a $6 million extortion ring targeting businessmen in the nation's oil industry. More>>

'Red alert' over Zimbabwe first lady, accused of assault

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa as his wife is accused of assaulting a young model. More>>

North Korea warns it won't negotiate nukes if US is hostile

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North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its "hostile policy and nuclear threat.". More>>

Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring

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A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. More>>

Brother of Pole implicated kidnap plot to fight extradition

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The brother of a Polish man suspected of kidnaping a British model will fight extradition to Italy. More>>

Families await remains of 37 dead in Venezuela prison clash

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Officials in Venezuela are pointing fingers at each other over who's to blame for prison clashes that killed 37 people. More>>

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. More>>

Daniel Craig, back as Bond, keeps 007 fans on edge

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British actor Daniel Craig announced he will play James Bond again. More>>

Saakashvili in Poland preparing return to Ukraine next month

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A former Georgian president and ex-governor of a Ukrainian region is in Poland preparing to return to Ukraine after being stripped of his citizenship by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. More>>

Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

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An Australian senator has provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings. More>>

The Latest: Wildfires threaten villages on Balkan coast

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Portugal's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 91 people _ a record number _ this year on suspicion of being behind a spate of wildfires. More>>

A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault

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A look at Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting South African model. More>>

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says in world's fastest-growing crisis. More>>

Crew claims Florida to Cuba powerboat record in choppy seas

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A team led by a California-based businessman is claiming a record for a powerboat crossing from Florida to Cuba. More>>

Report: German-backed Arabic website blocked by Egypt

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German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle says an Arabic-language news and culture website it operates has been blocked in Egypt. More>>

The Latest: Lawyers for South Africa model consider court

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South Africa's police minister says a "red alert" has been issued to prevent Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe from leaving the country before she settles the accusation that she assaulted a young model. More>>

Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia says it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighboring countries that led to both sides trading accusations of politicizing the ritual. More>>

Macedonian lawmakers fire top prosecutor over wiretap probe

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Macedonia's left wing-dominated parliament has dismissed the country's top prosecutor, whom the government accused of alleged incompetence and "submissiveness" to the previous administration. More>>

Nobel winner shot for promoting education to study at Oxford

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Education activist Malala Yousafzai has gained a place at the University of Oxford. More>>

Migration trends shifting across Mediterranean region

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As international efforts are mounted to stop traffickers on one route to Europe, smugglers find alternatives. More>>

Amid US racial divisions, Auschwitz memorial issues warning

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The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau appeared to weigh into the debate over U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the outpouring of racially changed and anti-Semitic hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

French President Macron backs anti-racism movement in US

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French President Emmanuel Macron is offering support for anti-racism protesters in what he described a collective, historic battle against intolerance. More>>

Turkmenistan tightens entry rules before sports event

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The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan has tightened entry rules as part of enhanced security for an international sports event. More>>

Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

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A court has overturned sentences that the prosecution said were too light and sent young Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders of huge pro-democracy protests in 2014 to prison. More>>

European Central Bank still concerned about low inflation

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An account of the European Central Bank's last meeting shows its policymakers were still concerned that inflation was too low. More>>

Austrian police: Sleeping toddler left in car, dies in heat

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Austrian police say an infant has been found dead after being left in a car for several hours in during high temperatures. More>>

Portugal braces for wildfire calamity as temperatures rise

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Portugal's government is taking the rare step of decreeing a state of public calamity before a forecast rise in temperatures that authorities fear will worsen a spate of wildfires. More>>

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam also to face trial in Belgium

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Belgian authorities say the lone surviving suspect in the massacres in France in November 2015 will stand trial in Belgium over a shootout with police officers just before he was caught last year. More>>

Baby dolphin dies after being crowded around on Spain beach

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A Spanish environmental group has called on beachgoers to refrain from crowding around, touching or taking photos of stray sea animals following the death of a baby dolphin last week. More>>

German customs intercepts package with 20 snake heads

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German customs officers say they have found and destroyed 20 rotten snake heads in a package from Nigeria. More>>

New UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives at port

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Britain's new flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived at its home port in southern England to great fanfare. More>>

The Latest: South Sudan's displaced numbers 'overwhelming'

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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says in world's fastest-growing crisis. More>>

Danish police look for body in missing journalist case

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Copenhagen police are looking for a corpse in the case of a Swedish woman missing since a trip on a home-built submarine. More>>

Australian court: Refugee camp in Papua New Guinea is legal

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Australia's highest court has ruled that the country's policy of sending asylum seekers to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid. More>>

Families wait in rain to ID lost loved ones in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides as hundreds still missing. More>>

Governor: 37 killed in gun battle at small Venezuela prison

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A governor in Venezuela says at least 36 people have been killed during clashes between inmates and security forces at a prison in the country's south. More>>

Man arrested in French car attack that wounded 6 soldiers

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French authorities have detained a man linked to an Algerian driver who sped his car into a group of soldiers near Paris, in the first arrest in the case. More>>

Man with knife arrested in brief Netherlands hostage-taking

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Dutch police say a man armed with a knife who briefly held a woman hostage at a radio station in the Netherlands has been arrested. More>>

The Latest: Court sends Hong Kong activists to prison

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Hong Kong court sends activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison in connection with huge pro-democracy protests in 2014. More>>

Brazil's top court favors indigenous groups in land dispute

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Brazil's top court has ruled against a state that sought federal compensation for lands used to create three indigenous reserves, delivering a landmark decision seen as a defeat for groups trying to limit native land claims. More>>

Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

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Mourners will gather in Charlottesville on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. More>>

Pence won't address Trump comments but condemns supremacists

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Vice President Mike Pence's isn't expected to take questions from reporters after meeting with Chile's president _ even though Pence's public schedule had listed a "joint press conference" with Michelle Bachelet (bah-cheh-LET'). More>>

SKorea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in NKorea standoff

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A South Korean conservative party has called for the United States to bring back tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to better cope against North Korean threats. More>>

At least 7 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospital

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Officials in Guatemala say at least 2 people have been killed in an early morning shooting at one of the country's largest hospitals. More>>

The Latest: Guam starts new school year despite NK threat

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Russia says it's against further tightening sanctions on North Korea, warning that economic pressure on Pyongyang has reached its limit. More>>

South Africa debates immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

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South Africa's police say Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has requested diplomatic immunity over an allegation that she assaulted a young model in Johannesburg earlier this week. More>>

Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

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A Russian ex-economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million cash bribe has accused the head of Russia's largest oil company of setting him up. More>>

Cambodia's tax agency denies crackdown is political

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Cambodian tax authorities have denied there is a political motive for a crackdown on delinquent taxpayers that prominently targets media and civil society organizations critical of the government. More>>

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