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Van Kills Pedestrians in Barcelona, Spain

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:07:17 GMT

Police reported fatalities and several injuries in Barcelona after a van jumped the curb in an area popular with tourists. Police are looking for at least one suspect.



Van Hits Pedestrians in Barcelona, Killing at Least One in Terror Attack

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:33:17 GMT

People left a cordoned off area of Barcelona after the attack on Thursday.The police said the episode took place near Plaza de Cataluña and Las Ramblas in the Spanish city, and they were searching for at least one suspect.


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Across the Atlantic, Outrage at Trump — but Little Surprise

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:24:17 GMT

White supremacists marched on the grounds of the University of Virginia last week in Charlottesville.In Britain and elsewhere in Europe, President Trump’s comments on violence in Charlottesville, Va., are being viewed as disgraceful but predictable.


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Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:18:18 GMT

A South Sudanese family crossing into Uganda in June. The United Nations refugee agency said about 1,800 people have fled across the border to Uganda every day for the past year.The daily exodus of villagers escaping armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence prompted the U.N. refugee agency to urge international action.


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Malala Yousafzai, Shot by the Taliban, Is Going to Oxford

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:13:02 GMT

Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, with students at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, in July.The Pakistani-born activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize made the announcement on Twitter.


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Heads Up: In Berlin, Singing Karaoke at the Site of a Former ‘Death Strip’

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:01 GMT

In one of the city’s most memorable spectacles, amateur performers unleash their inner rock star where the Berlin Wall once stood.


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Trilobites: Why You Can’t Trust Yourself to Match Photos of Strangers’ Faces

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:38:57 GMT

Tested with this and other pairings of comparable difficulty, subjects accepted about 24 percent of fake matches. Novices were conned most easily, the study found, when the two strangers had a similar hairstyle.When people online incorrectly identified a man as a participant at a white nationalist rally, they fell into a common trap of being deceived by similar hairstyles.


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Homeless ‘Hero’ of Manchester Attack Is Accused of Stealing From Victims

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:04:45 GMT

A vigil in May for victims of the bombing in Manchester, England.Chris Parker, who rushed to help victims after an attack that killed 22 people in Manchester in May, was charged with two counts of theft.


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Switzerland and Germany Unlikely Adversaries in Spy Drama

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:01:36 GMT

German authorities arrest a Swiss man accused of spying on government auditors who penetrated Swiss bank secrecy to identify tax dodgers.