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  • Van plows into crowd in Barcelona; Police view it as terror

    Van plows into crowd in Barcelona; Police view it as terror

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-08-17 16:38:00 GMT
    Photo: NBCPhoto: NBC

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - A white van jumped the sidewalk in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district on Thursday, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.    In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. 

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - A white van jumped the sidewalk in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district on Thursday, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said.    In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. Videos of the scene recorded people screaming as they fled. 

  • Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring

    Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law's lost ring

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-08-17 14:33:42 GMT
    CAMROSE, Alberta (AP) - A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.    Mary Grams, 84, said she can't believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the diamond ring she had long given up hope of finding.    Grams said she never told her husband, Norman, that she lost the ring, but told her so...
    CAMROSE, Alberta (AP) - A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.    Mary Grams, 84, said she can't believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the diamond ring she had long given up hope of finding.    Grams said she never told her husband, Norman, that she lost the ring, but told her so...
  • US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan

    US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:41 AM EDT2017-08-17 09:41:16 GMT
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - 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 on Wednesday in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province, a militant stronghold. It did not specify how many forces were wounded.    Islamic State militants have gained a foothold in recent year...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - 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 on Wednesday in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province, a militant stronghold. It did not specify how many forces were wounded.    Islamic State militants have gained a foothold in recent year...
  • No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairs

    No more bongs! Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years of repairs

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 5:19 AM EDT2017-08-16 09:19:00 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - The bongs will soon be gone.    Big Ben - the huge clock bell of Britain's Parliament - will fall silent next week as a four-year restoration project gets underway.    The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped after chiming noon on Aug. 21 to protect workers during a 29-million-pound ($38 million) repair project on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben and its clock. It isn't due to resume regular service until 2021.    Steve...
    LONDON (AP) - The bongs will soon be gone.    Big Ben - the huge clock bell of Britain's Parliament - will fall silent next week as a four-year restoration project gets underway.    The bongs of the iconic bell will be stopped after chiming noon on Aug. 21 to protect workers during a 29-million-pound ($38 million) repair project on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben and its clock. It isn't due to resume regular service until 2021.    Steve...
  • At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

    At least 600 missing in deadly Sierra Leone mudslides

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-08-15 13:50:04 GMT
    Photo: NBC NewsPhoto: NBC News
    By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY Associated Press    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - 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 more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains. Many were trapped under ton...
    By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY Associated Press    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - 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 more than 300 people were killed in and around Freetown on Monday following heavy rains. Many were trapped under ton...
  • Six dead, 15 missing in Colombian ferry sinking

    Six dead, 15 missing in Colombian ferry sinking

    Monday, June 26 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-06-26 11:59:47 GMT

    A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

    A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

  • Ariana Grande returns to Manchester stage for benefit show

    Ariana Grande returns to Manchester stage for benefit show

    Sunday, June 4 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-06-04 20:04:57 GMT
    Photo: Ariana Grande / YouTubePhoto: Ariana Grande / YouTube
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Ariana Grande returned to the Manchester stage two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 victims at her concert in the city, singing upbeat and motivational pop anthems as the audience cheered loudly for the singer. Grande emerged onstage for the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground. She appeared teary-eyed and emotional as she performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free." Before her performance...
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Ariana Grande returned to the Manchester stage two weeks after a suicide bombing killed 22 victims at her concert in the city, singing upbeat and motivational pop anthems as the audience cheered loudly for the singer. Grande emerged onstage for the One Love Manchester concert Sunday, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground. She appeared teary-eyed and emotional as she performed "Be Alright" and "Break Free." Before her performance...
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  • PM: Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS

    PM: Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Tal Afar from IS

    Sunday, August 20 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-08-20 04:40:34 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 5:52 AM EDT2017-08-20 09:52:40 GMT
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says the operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group has begun.
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabadi says the operation to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, from the Islamic State group has begun.
  • Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

    Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:50:28 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 5:52 AM EDT2017-08-20 09:52:29 GMT
    Researchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis, ship that carried critical components of Hiroshima bomb and became worst maritime disaster in Navy's history.
    Researchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis, ship that carried critical components of Hiroshima bomb and became worst maritime disaster in Navy's history.
  • Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

    Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

    Saturday, August 19 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-08-19 07:10:03 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 5:52 AM EDT2017-08-20 09:52:11 GMT
    The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia.
    The Philippines government says a child missing after a vehicle plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona is the 7-year-old son of a Filipino woman who had been living in Australia.
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