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Finland steps up security after fatal stabbings

Finland's interior minister says security is being stepped up across the Nordic country after stabbings that killed at least two people in a western city. Paula Risikko made the announcement during a news conference in Turku, where a man stabbed several people before police shot him in a leg and...

1 American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks

The U.S. State Department said Friday that at least one American was killed and one was injured in the recent terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. In remarks to State Department staff in Washington, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the death and expressed condolences to the...

Van strikes several people in tourist area of Barcelona

A white van has mounted a sidewalk and struck several people in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas district, police say. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screenshot of her “Congratulations”...

Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza

The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza said one of its fighters was killed Thursday by a suicide bomber while trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt. It marked the first time that Hamas, which has carried out scores of suicide attacks over the years targeting Israelis, was itself struck...

U.S. soldier killed in battle with ISIS in Afghanistan

The U.S. military says an American soldier was killed and several others wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan. The military said in a statement that several Afghan forces were also wounded in the fighting Wednesday in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province,...

At least 7 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospital

Attackers stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals with guns blazing Wednesday to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said. At least seven people were killed and five were arrested. Carlos Soto, director of Roosevelt Hospital in the capital, said an unknown number of gunmen entered the...

South Korea looks to jump-start diplomacy in North Korea standoff

In an effort to jump-start diplomacy, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that he would consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if the North stops its missile and nuclear tests. He also declared, amid fears in South Korea that threats from President Trump to unleash...

Philippine police say 32 drug suspects killed in one day — the deadliest yet in Duterte's crackdown

Philippine police said Wednesday that an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead — 11 more than earlier reported as the highest death toll in a single day since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs a year ago....

At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

The death toll from massive mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital was certain to rise Tuesday as bodies washed up on a beach and workers searched for an untold number of people buried in their homes. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still missing. Authorities have said that more than...

11 deaths reported from fallen tree on Portuguese island of Madeira

Portuguese media have reported that several people died when they were crushed by a falling tree on the island of Madeira. RTP public television has shown images of emergency workers gathered under a group of tall trees near Funchal on the Atlantic island. At least two ambulances were shown pulling...

8-year-old girl killed, at least 5 injured as car plows into pizzeria outside Paris

French police say an 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver was arrested soon after the incident Monday...

Sierra Leone floods, mudslides kill at least 21

Authorities in Sierra Leone said Monday that at least 21 people are dead amid heavy flooding. Storms swept through the capital of Freetown early Monday, flooding downtown streets and creating mudslides in hilly areas. Sierra Leone's national television broadcaster interrupted regular programming...

China says it will stop importing North Korean coal, iron ore, fish and other goods under U.N. sanctions 

China announced Monday it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs. China, the isolated North's main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un's regime too hard...

At least 17 killed in attack on restaurant in Burkina Faso

Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant late Sunday in the capital of Burkina Faso, killing at least 17 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which...

At least 47 dead after heavy rain triggers floods and landslides in Nepal

Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. The death toll was expected to go up, with around two dozen other people missing and feared dead after three days of heavy downpours in at least nine...

Doctor Without Borders suspends rescue ship off Libya over security concerns

Doctors Without Borders said Saturday that it is temporarily suspending the activity of its rescue ship due to alleged threats from Libya's coast guard, which has become more aggressive in patrolling the coasts where human traffickers launch boats crowded with migrants desperate to reach Europe....

World's oldest man, a Holocaust survivor, dies at 113

Israel Kristal, the world’s oldest man who lived through both World Wars and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp died a month short of his 114th birthday, his family said Saturday. Oren Kristal, a grandson, said the man died Friday. “He managed to accomplish a lot. Every year he lived was...

U.S. fighter jet crash lands at Bahrain International Airport

A U.S. F-18 fighter jet with an engine problem crash landed Saturday at Bahrain International Airport and its pilot ejected from the aircraft after it ran off the runway, authorities said. The pilot escaped unharmed. The crash disrupted flights to and from the island nation off the coast of Saudi...

35 children die in Indian hospital in 3 days; parents blame lack of oxygen

Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged there was a lack of oxygen supply in the children's ward. District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela denied that the lack of oxygen had caused the deaths, saying the children died of natural...

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