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Spain probe widens as suspect admits big attack planned

Wednesday  14:30,   23 august 2017
AFP

<p>Police on Wednesday widened their probe into a terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week, after a suspect admitted the jihadists were targeting monuments in Barcelona in an even bigger attack.</p>Officers carried out new raids[...]

Civilians killed in air raid on Yemen capital: witnesses

Wednesday  13:57,   23 august 2017
AFP

Several people including civilians were killed in an air raid Wednesday on the Yemeni capital, witnesses and local media said. A television channel run by the country's Huthi rebels, who control Sanaa, reported more than 30 civilians killed in a[...]

Pakistan says U.S. must not make it a 'scapegoat' for Afghan failures

Wednesday  13:57,   23 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Pakistan rejected on Wednesday U.S. criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism saying it should not be used as a scapegoat for the failure of the U.S. military to win the war in Afghanistan.</p>Pakistan rejected on Wednesday U.S. criticism [...]

Taliban suicide bomber kills five in Afghanistan

Wednesday  12:24,   23 august 2017
AFP

A Taliban suicide bomber killed five people and wounded dozens of others, mainly children, when he detonated a car filled with explosives at a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan Wednesday. It was the insurgents' first major attack since[...]

Dancing in the Street? Not in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday  12:24,   23 august 2017
Newsweek

<p>Saudi police have arrested a 14-year-old boy after he danced the Macarena in the middle of a busy road in the city of Jeddah in a clip that has been shared thousands of times on social media.</p>The teenager was being questioned after[...]

Trump adviser Kushner in Cairo for talks on Mideast peace

Wednesday  12:24,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>White House adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Cairo on Wednesday, the latest stop on his Mideast trip exploring the possibilities of reviving the long-dormant Palestinian-Israeli peace talks.</p>The trip come in the wake of a July crisis[...]

Netanyahu to press Putin over Iran's Syrian foothold

Wednesday  12:24,   23 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will tell Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that he is concerned Iran and its Shiite allies are expanding their presence in Syria as Moscow works to tamp down the Syrian civil war, Israeli[...]

Hong Kong shuts down as powerful typhoon sweeps past

Wednesday  12:23,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>A powerful typhoon barreled into Hong Kong on Wednesday, forcing offices and schools to close and leaving flooded streets, shattered windows and hundreds of canceled flights in its wake.</p>Update: Local government says powerful typhoon has [...]

U.S. Navy to remove commander of 7th Fleet amid latest accidents

Wednesday  09:35,   23 august 2017
CBS News

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was in command during collisions involving USS John S. McCain and USS FitzgeraldVice Adm. Joseph Aucoin -- a three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan -- will be relieved of his duty Wednesday for[...]

Torso found in Copenhagen waters is missing journalist from submarine, Danish police say

Wednesday  09:21,   23 august 2017
Reuters

Danish police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a home-made submarine. "DNA match between torso and Kim Wall," the police[...]

Tony de Brum, global voice for fighting climate change, dies

Wednesday  07:50,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>Tony de Brum saw the effects of rising seas from his home in the Marshall Islands and became a leading advocate for the landmark Paris Agreement and an internationally recognized voice in the fight against climate change.</p>De Brum, who[...]

North Korea's Kim orders production of more rocket engines, warhead tips: KCNA

Wednesday  07:15,   23 august 2017
Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips, the North's official media said on Wednesday in a report otherwise lacking threats against Washington after weeks of heightened[...]

Fighting North Korea with balloons, TV shows and leaflets

Wednesday  05:20,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

Some send up plastic leaflets that weigh less than a feather and flutter down from the clouds with calls for democracy or blurry cartoons ridiculing North Korea's ruler.&nbsp;They are self-proclaimed soldiers in a quiet war with North Korea, [...]

Kushner heads to Israel for latest attempt at peace deal

Wednesday  03:50,   23 august 2017
Tribune News Service

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner arrives in Israel on Wednesday in the latest U.S. effort to revive long-stalled Middle East peace talks, but at a time when progress may be more elusive than ever. Israeli Prime[...]

US-backed Iraqi forces keep up grinding battle against Islamic State

Wednesday  03:50,   23 august 2017
MSN

<p>The Iraqi army, backed by U.S. airstrikes and special operations commandos, punched through an outer ring of Islamic State defenses Tuesday in a 3-day-old push to reclaim Tall Afar, the militants' last major stronghold in northern[...]