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Spain: Police think extremists planned massive bomb attack

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

The Latest: Barcelona fans, players remember attack victims

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

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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

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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

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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

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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>>

China, India soldiers hurl stones at each other in Kashmir

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Indian and Chinese soldiers hurled stones at one another during an altercation in the high Himalayas in Indian-controlled Kashmir. More>>

The Latest: Pence promotes US trade with Latin America Video included

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Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet after arriving in the country. More>>

German pol slams Trump's 'downplaying of Nazi violence'

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A leading German politician has described "the downplaying of Nazi violence" in U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia as "highly dangerous". More>>

'Please don't let her be dead': man who saved fiancee

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With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancée away at the last second from a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

French first lady says husband's only fault is being younger

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France's first lady says President Emmanuel Macron's only fault is "being younger than me". More>>

France: Murder charges for driver in pizzeria car attack

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French authorities file preliminary murder charges against security guard who intentionally slammed his car into a crowded pizzeria east of Paris, killing an adolescent girl. More>>

Austria orders recall of unapproved cancer drug

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Austrian authorities have ordered a recall of a cancer medication that was put on the market without proper approval. More>>

UN experts: Charlottesville exemplifies rising racism in US

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U.N. human rights experts say racism and xenophobia are rising in the United States, pointing to far-right demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia as the "latest examples" and urging U.S. authorities to punish perpetrators of racist crimes there. More>>

Big Ben backlash: Plan to silence beloved bell under review

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Officials at the British Parliament say they will review plans to silence Big Ben during four years of repairs after politicians criticized the lengthy muting of the beloved bell. More>>

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

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Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged there was a lack of oxygen supply in the children's ward. More>>

Scottish Parliament under cyberattack, no systems breached

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Officials at the Scottish Parliament say the legislature's IT systems are under sustained cyberattack but have not been breached. More>>

Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court

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Kenya electoral official who oversaw disputed presidential elections stopped from flying to US. More>>

Man held in Rome after sister's dismembered body found trash

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Police are investigation for murder after a pair of hacked-off legs, apparently of a woman, was found in a trash bin on an upscale Rome street. More>>

US adds Kashmir militant group to terrorism blacklists

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The Trump administration has added a Kashmiri militant group fighting to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region to several terrorism blacklists, blocking any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions. More>>

Game of Thrones episode shown in Spain, Nordics by error

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HBO in Spain has aired, apparently by mistake, the sixth episode of Games of Thrones' seventh season a week ahead of schedule. More>>

Ryanair files complaint with EU after Air Berlin bankruptcy

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Irish budget airline Ryanair has filed a complaint with European Union competition authorities after Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection and then got a 150 million euro ($177 million) government loan. More>>

UK vows Brexit won't mean the return of Irish border posts

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Britain says there must be no border posts between Northern Ireland and the Irish republic after Brexit. More>>

Afghan migrant 'Little Picasso' offered Serbian citizenship

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A 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed "Little Picasso" because of his talent for painting, and his family offered Serbian citizenship. More>>

5 years after 34 South African miners shot dead, no arrests

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5 years after 34 South African miners shot dead, no arrests have been made: Rights group. More>>

The Latest: Kenya opposition will go to court over vote

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Kenya electoral official who oversaw disputed presidential elections stopped from flying to US. More>>

German Chancellor Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley _ and on a good day it's one with a heart. More>>

Greek firefighters close to containing wildfire near Athens

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Greece's fire department says it's close to containing a wildfire that is burning north of Athens for a fourth day. More>>

UK leader criticizes Trump remarks blaming "both sides"

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Britain's prime minister Theresa May has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on white supremacists, declaring that there is "no equivalence" between fascists and their opponents. More>>

UK police arrest brother of main suspect in model kidnapping

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British police have arrested the brother of a Polish man suspected of kidnaping a British model and threatening to sell her on the dark web. More>>

Belgium joins legal action against tainted egg 'cheats'

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Belgium's Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme says the government will join in legal action against those responsible for the egg contamination scandal, which has hit at least 17 countries. More>>

Turkey asks Germany to extradite top coup suspect

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Turkey has formally asked Berlin to arrest and extradite a top suspect behind last year's failed coup attempt following reports suggesting that he has been spotted in Germany. More>>

Report: Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest

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A toxicology report shows that Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. More>>

Manchester Arena to reopen next month with memorial concert

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Noel Gallagher will headline a concert in honor of victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, as the venue reopens next month for the first time since the deadly attack. More>>

The Latest: Austrian soldiers to help stop migrant entries

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Austrian officials say 70 soldiers are being sent to the border with Italy to help police stop the entry of illegal migrants over Austria's southwestern flank. More>>

Turkey warns Kurdish referendum can lead to 'civil war'

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Turkey says Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region should reverse its decision to hold a referendum on independence, warning that the vote could lead to a civil war. More>>

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

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Next week's stunning solar eclipse in the United States will generate as much science as oohs and aahs. More>>

Swedish lawmakers boost defense budget over next 2 years

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Sweden's center-left defense minister says a majority of lawmakers, including two center-right opposition parties, has agreed to boost the Swedish defense budget with an annual extra 2.7 billion kronor ($334 million) over the next two years. More>>

Spain rescues 339 migrants from 7 boats in Mediterranean

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Spain's maritime rescue service says it has picked up 339 migrants from seven boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco. More>>

Baby, 2 women among 13 killed by tree on Portuguese island Video included

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Authorities say a 12-month-old baby and two foreign women were among 13 people killed when a huge oak tree crashed down on a packed outdoor religious festival in Portugal's Madeira Islands. More>>

Police doubt life jacket is linked to missing Swedish woman

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Life jacket find in Denmark submarine case unlikely related. More>>

North Korea threat prompts Guam natives to assert rights

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The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people. More>>

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides Video included

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Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslides expected to rise; more than 300 reported killed. More>>

NGO:Nigeria's displaced people increasingly targeted

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Norway's Refugee Council says Nigerian government must protect civilians after a camp with internally displaced people was "indiscriminately targeted" by suicide bombers who killed at least 20. More>>

China tells US, North Korea to 'hit the brakes' on threats

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North Korea say that leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on his military's plans to launch missiles in waters near Guam days after the Korean People's Army announced its preparing to create "enveloping fire" near the U.S. military hub in the Pacific. More>>

China's Xi looks to party congress to cement authority

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As they do each summer, China's leaders have headed to the beach for bit of relaxation and informal meetings on matters both trivial and weighty. More>>

Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa

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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa, hands herself over to police. More>>

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

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Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants. More>>

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