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Spanish probe points to wider network in attacks; American among dead
Police foiled another vehicle attack just to the south, killing five men in a car that also ran over people.
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Venezuela’s pro-government assembly moves to take power from elected congress
Move puts all branches of government under President Nicolás Maduro’s control, critics say.
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Spanish probe points to wider network in attacks; American among dead
Police foiled another vehicle attack just to the south, killing five men in a car that also ran over people.
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Two dead, six wounded in stabbing in Finland, police say
A suspect was apprehended after being shot in the leg by police, authorities said.
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Spain’s Catalonia has long been a tourist magnet — and a terrorism hotspot
“When terrorist groups look at Europe, they see Spain as a country that used to be part of the global caliphate, and it was lost," said Raffaello Pantucci of the Royal United Services Institute.
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People from 34 countries were hurt or killed in the Spain attacks. Here are their stories.
A father with two children, an engineering student on vacation and a grandfather are among the dead.
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This French mayor saw a truck plow through crowds in Nice. After Barcelona, he seeks to make European streets safer.
The mayor of Nice plans a meeting next month to study ways to better confront the trend of vehicles used as tools of terrorism.
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Outspoken documenter of Yemen conflict detained by Houthis
Hisham al-Omeisy has been one of the few to shed light on the war and humanitarian crisis.
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In Barcelona, five minutes of ‘pure panic’ and ‘absolute terror’
For many who witnessed the carnage, it is the image of the white delivery van — used to mow people down — that remains the most haunting.
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Forget car-sharing. In China, you can rent umbrellas, basketballs, washers — for a fee.
 A growing ’sharing economy’ has everything you need — and lots you don’t.
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Van plows into crowd in Barcelona, killing 13; second, related attempt is thwarted
The Islamic State claims responsibility for initial attack, in Las Ramblas district.
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Venezuela intensifies crackdown on government critics
Maduro loyalists are targeting opponents and pursuing a new law to punish dissent.
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The angst of the liberal democrats who once thought Russia’s future was in their hands
After they won in 1991, economic collapse and the endurance of the Soviet elite paved the way for Putin.
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China and India are dangerously close to military conflict in the Himalayas
Tensions are higher than at almost any time since the two countries went to war in 1962.
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Hong Kong student leaders jailed for 2014 pro-democracy protest
Some see Beijing pressure behind the resentencing of the three activists, who took part in the Umbrella Movement.
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Hamas is known for its suicide attacks. Now it’s been hit by one for the first time.
The blast in Gaza comes as tensions rise between Hamas and Islamic State militants.
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Iranian opposition leader ends hunger strike after government agrees to relax house arrest
Mehdi Karroubi, who was hospitalized, has been confined for six years after leading Iran’s 2009 election protests.
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10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after a court denies her request for an abortion
The girl's parents say she was raped repeatedly by her uncle.
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No American strike on North Korea without my consent, says South’s president
Dunford agreed that a strike on North Korea would bring “absolutely horrific” consequences to the region.
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Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia
Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro’s most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia.
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