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Police says one man still sought after Barcelona attacks

Reuters Staff 1 Min Read MADRID (Reuters) – The Catalonia police on Sunday said investigators were still working on the hypothesis of 12 suspects in the Barcelona attacks that took place on Thursday and that one man was still sought. Speaking to local radio, spokesman Albert Oliva said this man was Moroccan-born 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub. He also said he could ...

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Anger simmers in Philippines over Duterte's drug war

MANILA (Reuters) – Mourners at the funeral of a Philippine man who police shot dead protested his innocence on Sunday, the latest sign of rising anger over President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody campaign to stamp out drugs. More than 12,500 people, many small-time drug users and dealers, have been killed since Duterte took office in June 2016. Police say about 3,500 ...

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Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit. Last week, the UK published a policy document proposing two possible models for British-EU customs arrangements after withdrawal ...

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New Zealand opposition leader launches campaign for 'brave' tackling of inequality

Reuters Staff 3 Min Read WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s 37-year-old opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern, officially launched her election campaign on Sunday, pledging her government would be “bold”, “brave” and tackle rising inequality should it win next month’s election. Ardern is riding a surge in the polls just three weeks after her appointment to the leadership of the centre-left Labour ...

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India investigates after fourth big train accident in past year kills 23

Reuters Staff 2 Min Read NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India began investigating on Sunday a train crash in which 23 people were killed, the fourth major accident over the past year on the world’s fourth biggest rail network which is grappling with chronic under-investment and over-crowding. The cause of the derailment about 130 km (80 miles) north of the capital ...

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India investigates after fourth big train accident in past year kills 23

Reuters Staff 2 Min Read NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India began investigating on Sunday a train crash in which 23 people were killed, the fourth major accident over the past year on the world’s fourth biggest rail network which is grappling with chronic under-investment and over-crowding. The cause of the derailment about 130 km (80 miles) north of the capital ...

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Australian PM urges developers to design protection from vehicle attacks

Melbourne (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Sunday for developers to incorporate safety features into their projects to prevent militant attacks with vehicles and other weapons as he announced new plans to protect the public. Turnbull unveiled Australia’s first national strategy to protect crowded places, which he said was initiated after an Islamist militant drove a truck ...

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Australian men charged with terrorism over mosque fires

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community. Two of the men are already in custody and awaiting trial on suspicion of plotting bomb attacks in Australia’s second largest city ...

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Iraqi forces start offensive to take back IS-held city of Tal Afar

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces launched on Sunday an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. “You either surrender, or die,” Abadi said in a televised speech announcing the offensive, addressing the militants. A longtime stronghold of hardline Sunni insurgents, ...

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UK to release tranche of Brexit position papers

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will issue a cluster of new papers this week to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection, the UK’s Brexit department said on Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government wants to push discussions with the EU beyond a focus on settling divorce arrangements to ...

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