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Barcelona terror attack: 13 dead after van ploughs into pedestrians

Authorities in the area requested the closure of nearby train and metro stations and advised people to avoid Placa de Catalunya. Witnesses reported screams and panic after it happened and people fled the scene. Police evacuate a restaurant in the Las Ramblas area after the van attack. Carles Puigdement, the president of the government of Catalonia, has called for "maximum caution" in the wake of the terrorist van attack in Barcelona.

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N. Korea leader briefed on plans for missile tests near Guam

USA intelligence does not indicate an imminent nuclear war with North Korea, the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency said Sunday, after a week of bellicose rhetoric between the two sides. The White House said the two "agreed North Korea must stop its provocative and escalatory behaviour". North Korea's Minju Joson newspaper, meanwhile, lashed back at the U.S.in an editorial Saturday.

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'The Bulldog' set to sink his teeth into Grace Mugabe

He arrived early for a regional summit of southern African nations to be held this weekend. Diplomatic immunity is a privilege afforded to heads of state, politicians and diplomats that protects them from arrest or prosecution in a foreign country.

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Ukraine denies selling missile technology to North Korea

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford said on Monday U.S. military options being prepared against North Korea would be for when diplomatic and economic sanctions failed, South Korea's president's office said on Monday. The Korean Central News Agency kept up its tough talk Monday. South Korea and the U.S. plan to conduct the two-week Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (UFG) exercise starting August 21 amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

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Utah's 3rd District special election

During the GOP primary for Utah's 3rd congressional district, Curtis faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in attack ads run by out-of-state groups that sought to cast him as weak on benchmark conservative issues like lowering taxes. Election officials explained that unaffiliated voters could vote in the primary if they went to the polls and registered as Republicans on election day.

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Japan's economy records the sixth consecutive quarter of growth

The world's third-largest economy grew by 1% during the April to June quarter - up from 0.4% between January and March, and well ahead of the 0.6% forecast by economists. Noting that wage growth was still not high despite labor shortages, Meiji Yasuda's Kodama said improved productivity and higher incomes are essential for sustainable growth of the Japanese economy.

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Massive Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring Several Children

The FDNY said that the four people who were injured were treated by EMS at the scene and then taken to a nearby hospital. It happened on the west side of the park near Columbus Circle. Within mere moments good Samaritans rushed to help Goldman and her children. Her son Grant cracked his skull, but his two brothers were released from the hospital by Tuesday afternoon.

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After Doklam, China tries to enter Ladakh; India foils infiltration bid

Soldiers from the two countries are already locked in a bitter but non-violent standoff in Doklam , an area disputed between China and India's ally Bhutan, where New Delhi sent its soldiers in June to stop China from constructing a strategic road.

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At least two shot dead in protests following Kenyan election

Commonwealth observer mission head and Ghana's ex-President John Mahama said there was no reason to doubt the commission's ability to deliver a "credible election". Guterres stressed the importance of dialogue to defuse tensions and called on the political leaders to send clear messages to their supporters urging them to refrain from violence in the wake of the polls.

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Top US military officer warns NKorea that US military ready

The top US military officer and the senior American commander in South Korea vowed to press ahead with planned military drills with Seoul this month, despite claims by the North that such exercises are a direct threat to the regime in Pyongyang.

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Sushma speaks to Nepal Dy PM over flood-like situation along border

Around 600 tourists, including 200 Indians, were stranded in Nepal's popular tourist town of Chitwan due to flooding triggered by heavy rains that have claimed 49 lives, officials said on Sunday. Many cities in the Tarai region have been inundated while transportation along the East West Highway has been halted after a pillar of Dudhaura Bridge sank at Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section.

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Trump to request possible probe of China trade practices

Under Section 301, USTR may determine whether to trigger an investigation of "any". If an investigation begins, the US government could seek remedies either through the World Trade Organization or outside of it. Trump, in the past, has tied trade policy to national security. In the past week Donald Trump has retweeted his threats to rain down fire and fury , boasted about the readiness of his nuclear army and told a nation his "military solutions" were "fully in place, locked and loaded, ...

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Snap shares tank further after reporting $443m loss

Moffett Nathanson reaffirmed a "sell" rating on shares of Snap in a report on Friday, March 31st. On Thursday, the company turned in its second earnings report card since its much hyped IPO. The average amount of revenue made per user increased by 109 percent over the year to $1.05. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This story was published by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald.

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God stops by Colbert to talk Donald Trump and nuclear war

North Korea offered a hostile response to the US for brokering a sanctions deal with 14 other countries from the U.N. North Korea made it known that it was only threatening the USA and that the other participating countries need not worry .

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United States law enforcers name Mexican captain Márquez as front for drug cartel

Raul Flores Hernandez was the operator of this drug organization for more than 20 years and was able to cover up his work by working with other drug cartels. Indictments against Flores Hernandez came in March, and since then the investigation has been trying to turn up his associates. Marquez denied any involvement with Flores Hernandez.

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North Korea Sets Canadian Pastor Free

North Korea in retaliation threatened a missile strike on the US Pacific territory of Guam and said North Korea would "turn the US mainland into the theater of a nuclear war" at any sign of an impending American attack. His church had supported a nursing home, a nursery and an orphanage in North Korea since it began a mission there in 1996, when the country was in the grip of a starvation that killed thousands of people.

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Man accused of killing Missouri police officer wanted in New Hampshire

Officer Gary Michael , 37, was shot and killed late Sunday after pulling over a driver near Clinton, which is about 60 miles north of Springfield. Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant Bill Lowe said officials have been in the area since around 10:30 a.m.

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Traces of explosives, detonators found at Lahore truck blast site

The blast which reportedly occurred in a truck full of fruit was heard across Lahore shattering glasses of buildings around Band Road. The injured have been moved to a nearby hospital, 12 of whom were released following a basic first aid, however, four people are said to be critical.

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Pakistan shelling on LoC in Uri, soldier injured

So far in 2017, the Indian forces have violated the ceasefire and working boundary agreements over 600 times, killing 25 civilians and injuring 110 others, the statement reads. Meanwhile, 66 civilians have been killed and 228 injured due to unprovoked firing by Indian forces since January 2013. The Indian military blamed the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad group for the attack and also pointed fingers at Pakistan.

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CNN's Donald Trump Surrogate Kayleigh McEnany Named GOP Spokesperson

McEnany signed off with the catchphrase "And that is the real news" ― a jab at the traditional news media, which Trump has decried as "fake". "That", she said at the end of the video, "is the real news". McEnany concluded the report , "And that is the real news". But this is the first time the President has created something which - despite the Trump branding in the background - looks like a regular news broadcast - even tapping a recognisable news host to present it.

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Al-Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close broadcaster

Israeli communication minister Ayoub Kara said that the news channel has been found to be supporting terrorism, which is why it would be taken off the air. Al Jazeera has come under attack from several governments in the region in recent months to the concern of free press campaigners. Jordan and Saudi Arabia have recently closed local offices of the Qatar-based news network, while the channel and affiliate sites have been blocked in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt , and Bahrain.

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Rouhani vows to end isolation amid fresh U.S. sanctions

President Rouhani, who had a landslide victory in May this year will be sworn in for his second term in office. Rouhani's speech took place soon after US President Donald Trump signed the bill passed by Congress on new sanctions against three countries, including Iran.

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Massive fire at Torch Tower in Dubai Marina brought under control

An Associated Press journalist near the scene of early Friday's blaze said more than 40 floors of the high-rise tower appeared to be engulfed in flames on one side of the building. At the time , Lt Taher Al Taher of Dubai Civil Defence said he was: "Confident that we're going to have the safest cladding in the world". The flammable aluminium composite panels used to clad the tower were blamed for the rapid spread of the 2015 fire.

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Amir Muqam denies involvement in Ayesha Gulalai controversy

Mr Shehzad said his delegation had nothing to do with Ms Gulalai as its members, including poor transporters and pushcart owners, met the PTI chief to seek his intervention for the resolution of their problems. In addition, the party also alleged that Ayesha Gulalai was paid Rs 500 million for defaming Imran Khan. The 64-year-old cricketer-turned-politician faced heavy criticism and pressure to quit after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Ayesha Gulalai in a televised press conference ...

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The Daily Telegraph accidentally report the death of Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh will meet Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday in his final official engagement before he retires from public duty. It is not the first time a newspaper has prematurely announced the duke's death, with the Sun making a similar error in May when the duke announced his retirement from public engagements.

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Phoenix infant dies in hot auto _ second such death in city

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at the time. An infant in Phoenix has died after being left in a hot vehicle, one day after a baby boy died under similar circumstances . She said, she had come to the church to support the family and mentioned hearing about the other baby that had died similarly on Friday. That baby has been identified as Zane Endress.

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Mindanao mayor killed in drug raid

Eight people were arrested, including two of Parojinog's children - Ozamiz Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez and her brother Reynaldo Parojinog Jr., officials said . The police were supposed to serve the warrant to search the Parojinog house and at least four other properties, but claimed they were met with gunfire and had to defend themselves.

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Younis Khan says yet to receive prize money announced by Nawaz Sharif

Former skipper Younis Khan is the only Pakistani batsman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He said that he saw a spirited nation before him, which is aware of its issues. Hailing the women participants, he said they were equally involved in changing the landscape of the country and were well aware of their rights. He said this after presiding over a high-level party meeting at Bani Gala.

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Van hits diners on Los Angeles sidewalk restaurant, 8 injured

The vehicle careened into the crowd around 3.47pm Sunday local time (8.37am today AEST), on West Pico Boulevard in Wilshire, the LA Times reports . Los Angeles police spokesman Josh Rubenstein said the crash appeared to be an accident.

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Ballistic Missile Defense System Test Successful

The most recent USA trial of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) framework was arranged well before North Korea's most recent rocket dispatch, however it comes during a period of rising pressure with the nation since Pyongyang propelled its first-historically speaking trial of an ICBM on July 4.

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No laptop ban as U.S. says all airlines have raised security

Restrictions are no longer in effect for the last of 10 airports with USA bound flights that had a ban on electronic devices. Kelly said the newly announced policy requiring airports to adopt tougher security rules to avoid a ban on electronic devices in the cabin was not a compromise between security and convenience.

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The 3 senators who sank the Republican health care push

The most likely path now is for passage of the GOP " skinny repeal " plan that gets rid of individual and employer insurance mandates, and the medical device tax. Nine GOP senators voted against the first repeal and replace bill on the Senate floor, and seven voted against the partial repeal measure. Little was known about the bill until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took the wraps off the legislation Thursday.

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Colombia 'will not recognise' Venezuela's assembly vote

The death toll in the violent Venezuelan protests against the government's call to rewrite the Constitution has increased to 107, officials confirmed. "We have to do everything possible to halt the constitutional assembly", said Maria Medina, an office administrator who was waiting in line at a state-run bank that opened.

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Protesters call for ending Jordan peace treaty with Israel

Jordan's King Abdullah has asked Benjamin Netanyahu to put an Israeli embassy guard who on Sunday shot and killed two Jordanian citizens, on trial. The decision was part of a broader deal that allowed Israeli diplomats and embassy personnel in Jordan to return home late Monday following a deadly shooting at the diplomatic compound in Amman , resolving a standoff between the two American allies.

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Three Gujarat Congress MLAs cross over to BJP

All three MLAs - Congress chief whip in the Gujarat Assembly and Siddhpur MLA Balwantsinh Rajput, Virmagam MLA Dr Tejshri Patel, and Vijapur MLA Prahlad Patel - said they were unhappy with the turbulence in the Congress. The resignations of these MLAs also comes in the wake of cross-voting by at least 11 Congress MLAs in the recent presidential election . "Therefore, this shows the frustration of party MLAs", BJP leader Bharat Pandya told ANI .

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Journey member spotted in White House

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump's "disappointment" with Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe is not going away any time soon. Surely if there was a child on this planet who had any sort of affinity for the president, he'd pilot Air Force One himself to show up on the kid's doorstep for a photo op.

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Maduro censures new U.S. sanctions on Venezuela as 'illegal'

In addition, penalties will apply to several members of Venezuela's national guard, police and other security services, including Interior Minister Nestor Luis Reverol Torres, who was indicted previous year by the Justice Department for his alleged role in an global cocaine distribution conspiracy.

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Anpario (LON:ANP) Analyst Target Changes

It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. Bunzl plc ( BNZL ) opened at 2276.00 on Monday. This represents a dividend yield of 0.64%. Advsr Asset Management owns 4,158 shares. Wasatch Advisors Inc reported 33,373 shares stake.

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Hariri Meets Trump: Lebanon's Stability, Economy My Sole Concern

But Lebanon is a land of contradictions, largely due to the outsized influence of Hezbollah-an Iranian-backed group that the US, the European Union, and Israel all consider a terrorist organization-on its politics and security. Hariri was expected to seek additional USA aid to help deal with the flood of Syrian refugees who now make up about a quarter of Lebanon's population of 6 million people, reports The Associated Press.

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Trump's transgender military ban 'not worked out yet'

Trump had tweeted at the time , during the presidential campaign, that he would fight for the LGBT community. Veterans who have made sacrifices for this country deserve all of the support we can give them, from thanking them for their service to ensuring they are treated with respect when they go to the Veterans Administration.