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Barcelona stunned as 13 killed in van attack on Las Ramblas

(CNN) At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 injured after a van rammed through crowds of people in the heart of Barcelona Thursday in what police described as a terror attack. Eyewitnesses reported scenes of panic and chaos as the van plowed through crowds in the renowned …

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Japan hit with deadly floods and landslides; 15 dead

Japan (CNN) At least 15 people were killed and hundreds are still stranded after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides this week in southwest Japan, authorities said. Twelve people died in Fukuoka and 14 people are missing, according to Fukuoka prefecture’s Disaster Management web site. It said 104,746 people remain …

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Trump’s mistake in his meeting with Putin

(CNN) The first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg was notable for the attention given to Donald Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin and the ferocity of the day’s protests. It would be nice to think that the protesters were particularly irked by the sight of two autocratic, …

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Court rules hospital can withdraw life support for sick baby Charlie Gard

(CNN) The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday a hospital can discontinue life support to a baby suffering from a rare genetic disease. Born in August, Charlie Gard has a rare genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Caused by a genetic mutation, it leads to weakened muscles …

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US lists China as among worst human trafficking offenders

(CNN) A new US State Department report lists China as among the worst offenders for human trafficking, joining countries including Russia, Syria and Iran on the lowest rung of the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. China, the report said, “does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination …

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Silicon Valley investor resigns after

Another Silicon Valley business has been upended by allegations of sexism and sexual harassment. Justin Caldbeck, an investor and cofounder of Binary Capital, has resigned from the venture capital firm after he was accused of sexually harassing women who work in tech. Caldbeck had said on Friday he would take …

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Qatar told to close Al Jazeera, reduce Iran ties in list of demands

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CNN) Four Arab states that have boycotted Qatar have handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region’s worst crisis in decades. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt sent Qatar the list — …

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Supreme Court allows parts of travel ban to go into effect

Washington (CNN) The Supreme Court Monday allowed parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to go into effect and will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any “bona fide relationship with any person …

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Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

(CNN) Iran’s military said Sunday that it has launched several missiles into eastern Syria, targeting Islamic State fighters in retaliation for the twin attacks that rocked Tehran on June 7. The strikes are the first time Iran has fired missiles at another country in three decades and represent a major …

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McCain: North Korea ‘murdered’ former detainee Otto Warmbier

(CNN) American college student Otto Warmbier only intended to spend five days sightseeing in North Korea in 2016. Instead, he spent 17 months there in detention where his family believes he was tortured into a coma. On Monday, less than a week after returning to the United States with severe …

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