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Released Chibok girls ready for education after ordeal

The 106 Nigerian schoolgirls no longer in captivity by Boko Haram jihadists fighting against western-style education will all go to university from September, the country's minister for women's affairs said Friday. One of the girls required...Show More Summary

Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draft

Children are particularly vulnerable in the conflicts raging around the globe, according to a draft UN report that specifically pointed the finger of blame in Yemen at the Saudi-led coalition. The draft of an annual UN report on theShow More Summary

Diana crash car 'handled badly at high speed'

The 1997 car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana spawned a host of conspiracy theories, but evidence that it was an accident only grows stronger, bolstered by new revelations about the history of the vehicle. A book titled "Qui...Show More Summary

Bones, silver found in 18th-century Dutch wreck off UK

Maritime archaeologists said Friday they have begun excavating the wreck of a Dutch ship that sank off the English coast in 1740, recovering leather shoes, silver and the bones of its lost crew. The Rooswijk, a Dutch East India Company...Show More Summary

Search for loved ones after Spain's twin attacks

"Missing in Barcelona," reads a Facebook message posted by Tony Cadman, asking users to share a picture of his seven-year-old grandson who disappeared after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish seaside city. "Please like and share,"...Show More Summary

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 denied chopping off the hands of suspected thieves, as he stood trial in the capital on Friday. Aliou Mahamar Toure, the feared former...Show More Summary

Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks

US President Donald Trump is assembling his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began. Trump must decide if he wants to continue on the...Show More Summary

Several stabbed in Finnish city, suspect held: police

Several people were stabbed in the southwestern Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said after shooting and arresting a suspect. "Police shot the suspected perpetrator in the legs," police wrote on Twitter. "The person has been arrested. Show More Summary

'Low-cost terror' is a new reality for Europeans

Vehicle attacks of the sort seen in Barcelona are easy to organise and difficult to stop and have become part of a new reality for Europeans, experts say. Paris, Berlin, Nice, London and Stockholm have already seen extremists drive vehicles into crowds. Show More Summary

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women. Aliou Mahamar Toure, the feared former "Islamic...Show More Summary

Erdogan urges Turks in Germany not to support CDU, SPD or Greens

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Turks living in Germany not to vote for the two parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling grand coalition or the Greens in next month's legislative elections, calling them "enemies of Turkey". Show More Summary

S.Africa blocks release of anti-apartheid hero Hani's killer

South Africa's top court on Friday blocked the release from jail of Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who shot dead anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993. Walus, 64, has served 24 years of a life sentence for the murder, which took South Africa to the brink of race war as negotiations to end apartheid entered their final phase. Show More Summary

Vivid accounts of Spain attacks from five witnesses

Following are some vivid accounts by witnesses of the deadly attacks using vehicles that took place Thursday evening in Barcelona and in the early hours of Friday in the seaside resort town of Cambrils, and the aftermath: - Barcelona...Show More Summary

Lions and sandbags: Europe protects against car attacks

Barriers, sandbags and concrete lions are among the preventive measures deployed in European city centres in the wake of a spate of vehicular terror attacks across the continent over the past year. Following two such attacks in Barcelona...Show More Summary

Spain seaside vehicle attacks: What we know

At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 others injured after drivers slammed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks on Barcelona's most popular street and in another busy Spanish seaside town. - What happened?...Show More Summary

Catalans shout 'not afraid' after minute's silence over attacks

A crowd in Barcelona's main square defiantly shouted "not afraid" Friday following a minute's silence attended by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and King Felipe VI, held for the victims of a double vehicle attack. Standing silent...Show More Summary

Azerbaijan freezes bank accounts of sole independent news agency

Azerbaijan has frozen the bank accounts of the country's only independent news agency, its director said Friday, in a step that could shutter the outlet. The Turan agency is a rare voice of dissent in the tightly-controlled Caspian Sea nation and has not shied away from critical reporting of the government of strongman leader Ilham Aliyev. Show More Summary

S.Africa opposition demand arrest of Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is a "massive flight risk" and must be arrested over allegations that she attacked a model in Johannesburg, South Africa's main opposition party said Friday. Grace Mugabe, who has not been seen since...Show More Summary

World leaders voice solidarity with Spain after terror attack

As Spanish police on Friday hunted for the driver who rammed a van into pedestrians on an avenue crowded with tourists in Barcelona, world leaders have condemned the attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. - Spain...Show More Summary

Beijing defends jailing of Hong Kong activists

China on Friday rejected international criticism of the jailing of three prominent Hong Kong activists, warning against using "so-called democracy" to conduct "illegal violent activities". Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong...Show More Summary

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