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Barcelona attack: Van driver among 8 killed, 4 detained

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 05:02

Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) Spanish police on Monday said they have killed eight suspected terrorists, including the driver of the van, and detained four of the 12-member terror cell behind Catalan region's twin attacks.

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Turkish forces foil bomb attack by PKK militants

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 04:34

Ankara, Aug 22 (IANS) Turkish security forces on Monday thwarted a bomb attack planned by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants, according to an official statement.

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US Navy orders operational pause, review after collision

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 03:40

Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) The US Navy said on Monday that it had ordered an operational pause of its fleets globally and a comprehensive review of the US Pacific-based 7th Fleet after a collison of a US destroyer and a oil tanker near Singapore early on Monday.

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Barcelona attack: Van driver among 8 killed, 4 detained

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 00:08

Barcelona, Aug 22 (IANS) Spanish police on Monday said they have killed eight suspected terrorists, including the driver of the van, and detained four of the 12-member terror cell behind Catalan region's twin attacks.

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Moroccan's throat slit in Italy

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 23:30

Sassuolo (Italy), Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A Moroccan man died after his throat was cut with a broken bottle in the northern Italian city of Sassuolo, media reports said.

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Pakistani forces kill 52 terrorists in tribal region

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 23:06

Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistani forces have killed 52 terrorists and wounded 31 others in an offensive in a mountainous region in the Khyber tribal region, the military said on Monday.

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Citizenship should be a birthright, says Pope

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:54

Vatican City, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) Children whose parents are foreign migrants should be granted citizenship from birth, Pope Francis said on Monday in an address ahead of next year's World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

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Barcelona attacker found with fake bomb belt, shot dead

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:16

Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) The suspected Barcelona terror attacker, who last week drove a van through the Rambla boulevard killing 13 people, was on Monday found wearing a fake explosives belt and was shot dead by police, authorities said.

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Britain's Big Ben falls silent for 4 years

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:38

London, Aug 21 (IANS) British lawmakers, members of the public and tourists on Monday gathered near London's Houses of Parliament to hear Big Ben ring the hour before the iconic clock falls silent for four years while renovation work takes place.

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Britain to crack down on social media hate crime

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:32

London, Aug 21 (IANS) Hate crimes committed on the social media will be treated as seriously as offences carried out face to face, according to new guidelines issued by Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as it launched a crackdown on hate speech online.

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Man wearing explosives belt shot dead in Spain

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:06

Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) A man wearing an explosives belt has been shot dead in Spain as police hunted for a suspected terror attacker who last week drove a van through Barcelona's Rambla boulevard, killing 13 people, police said on Monday.

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Brexit: UK publishes more EU negotiation plans

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:28

London, Aug 21 (IANS) The UK government on Monday set out proposals to ensure that the country's firms producing goods to European standard before Brexit be allowed to sell them in the EU at no extra cost, even after Britain has quit the bloc.

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US to halt issuance of non-immigrant visas in Russia

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:18

Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) The US embassy in Russia said on Monday that it will suspend all non-immigrant visa operations across the country for nine days starting Wednesday due to the Russian government-imposed cap on US diplomatic personnel in Russia.

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