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Questions abound as Spanish officials investigate terrorist attacks
Authorities believe that at least eight suspects were involved in the Barcelona and Cambrils incidents. At least one remains at large, and the fate of the van driver in the Barcelona attack is still unknown.


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Questions abound as Spanish officials investigate terrorist attacks
Authorities believe that at least eight suspects were involved in the Barcelona and Cambrils incidents. At least one remains at large, and the fate of the van driver in the Barcelona attack is still unknown.


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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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Lebanon and Hezbollah launch simultaneous but separate battles against ISIS
The fight in a remote corner of northeast Lebanon will be a test of the substantial U.S. military aid provided to the country’s army.


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Finnish police investigating fatal stabbing an act of terrorism
Two people in Finland were killed and eight others wounded Friday when an 18-year-old Moroccan man went on a stabbing rampage in the southwestern city of Turku, authorities said.


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






Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers
Venezuela’s congress met Saturday in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature’s powers.


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Nigeria’s ailing president returns after 3 months away
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment but the government gave no details on what has been ailing him.


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From age 3 to 80, Barcelona victims represent a wide world
An Italian father who saved his children’s lives but lost his own. An American celebrating his first wedding anniversary. A Portuguese woman celebrating her birthday with her granddaughter.


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Police search for Spain van driver and missing Moroccan imam
Authorities in Spain searched Saturday for a member of an Islamic extremist cell that staged vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, focusing on links with his Moroccan comrades, a missing imam believed to have radicalized them and a house that blew up days ago.


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