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Spain No Stranger to Terrorist Attacks

Friday  07:20,   18 august 2017
NBC News

<p>More than many other European countries, Spain — where a rental van killed at least 13 people and injured more than 100 others on Thursday — is inured to the devastation of terrorist attacks.</p>Authorities swiftly linked the van attack in[...]

Here’s Why People Are Posting Cats in Response to the Barcelona Attack

Friday  07:10,   18 august 2017
Time

<p>A police request to not share photos of the chaos following Thursday’s deadly terror attack in Barcelona has prompted Twitter users to post photos of cats with the Barcelona hashtag.</p>A police request to not share photos of the chaos[...]

As Vehicle Attacks Rise, an Ordinary Object Becomes an Instrument of Fear

Friday  07:00,   18 august 2017
The New York Times

A sense of menace becomes part of daily urban life if anything — even something as ubiquitous as a van — can be a weapon.It seemed to be yet another blow to trust in a basic social compact: that people are essentially safe when they walk down the[...]

Carats to carrots: Canadian woman finds long lost diamond ring in garden

Friday  06:50,   18 august 2017
AFP

An elderly Canadian woman has recovered a diamond engagement ring she lost 13 years ago, after it turned up this week on a carrot pulled from her old garden. Say goodbye to debt: 0% intro APR until 2019 Are You Eligible? Sponsored by[...]

Carats to carrots: Canadian woman finds long lost diamond ring in garden

Friday  06:50,   18 august 2017
AFP

An elderly Canadian woman has recovered a diamond engagement ring she lost 13 years ago, after it turned up this week on a carrot pulled from her old garden. Mary Grams, 84, told local media she lost the ring she'd worn since 1951 while weeding[...]

Barcelona van attack kills 13 in agonizing repeat for Europe

Friday  05:35,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>The police force for Spain's Catalonia region says the fifth suspect shot in the resort town of Cambrils has died and six civilians have been injured.</p>UPDATE: BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The police force for Spain's Catalonia region says [...]

US and Japan agree to boost defenses against North Korea

Friday  05:35,   18 august 2017
MSN

After a day of high level meetings, U.S. and Japanese officials said they had agreed to boost defenses against North Korea's growing military threat. Japan will "augment its defense capabilities"Japan will "augment its defense[...]

Study Pershing, Trump Said. But the Story Doesn’t Add Up.

Friday  05:06,   18 august 2017
The New York Times

In a tweet, President Trump referred to a long-debunked myth about how Gen. John J. Pershing crushed a Muslim rebellion in the Philippines more than a century ago.“There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!” he added in his Twitter[...]

Pentagon Hopes to Declassify Hidden Threat in Mosul: ‘Dud’ U.S. Bombs

Friday  04:55,   18 august 2017
The New York Times

With the Islamic State leaving behind thickets of booby traps and improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon seeks to help clear its own remnants of war.BAGHDAD — The Pentagon is seeking to declassify strike targets in Mosul where American bombs did [...]

For a Yazidi Woman, Justice for ISIS Crimes Is Still Elusive

Friday  04:20,   18 august 2017
The New York Times

Iraq will let investigators collect evidence of ISIS crimes. But an urgent test remains: how to deliver justice for beheadings, slavery and genocide?Nadia Murad was 21 years old when, she says, Islamic State fighters abducted her, beat her and raped [...]

Putin Rivals Fear Russia War Games Cover for Invasion

Friday  04:00,   18 august 2017
Newsweek

Despite repeatedly assuring his rivals that Russia's upcoming military exercises were just that, President Vladimir Putin faces regional doubts.Despite Moscow repeatedly assuring rivals that next month's military maneuvers were simply that,[...]

Exclusive: U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Friday  02:21,   18 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.</p>The U.S.-backed[...]

Iran denies appeal of jailed Princeton student: university

Friday  02:00,   18 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday.</p>Xiyue Wang, a history doctoral[...]

Tillerson, Mattis insist military options remain for NKorea

Friday  01:45,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>America's diplomatic and defense chiefs sought Thursday to reinforce the threat of possible U.S. military action against North Korea after President Donald Trump's top strategist essentially called the commander-in-chief's warnings [...]

Elderly couple got ‘deepest wish’ — to die together — in rare euthanasia case

Friday  00:21,   18 august 2017
MSN

Nic and Trees Elderhorst, both 91, died hand in hand in a rare double euthanasia allowed under Dutch law.They were both 91 years old and in declining health. Nic Elderhorst suffered a stroke in 2012 and more recently, his wife, Trees Elderhorst,[...]