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Hurricane Kenneth has rapidly grown into a monster Category 4 storm, but it’s centered far off Mexico’s Pacific coast and posing no threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Kenneth had winds of 130 mph (215 kph) early Monday and could strengthen further before weakening later in... Read more
Spanish authorities on Monday identified the alleged driver behind a deadly vehicle attack in Barcelona as Younes Abouyaaqoub. The attacks left at least 13 dead and many injured when the driver of a van plowed down the crowded Las Ramblas promenade in Barcelona on Thursday. This is a breaking... Read more
Iraqi forces close in on IS-held town west of Mosul
Iraqi forces have made significant progress as they close in on the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, the U.S.-led coalition said Monday. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a coalition spokesman, told The Associated Press that Iraqi forces have retaken some 250 square kilometers (95 square... Read more
A van rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, according to French media reports. Police tweeted that an operation was underway and asked residents to avoid part of the scenic Old Port area in France’s second-largest... Read more
Police in Germany’s capital say nine people have been slightly injured when a smoke bomb went off at an event by the Kurdish community. Berlin police said Monday that nine participants had to be treated for breathing difficulties at the meeting Sunday night which was about Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish... Read more
The U.S. Embassy in Russia says it will suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas in Moscow for eight days and will stop issuing visas at its consulates elsewhere in Russia in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff. The embassy said in a statement Monday that it made the... Read more
Manhunt intensifies in Spain for suspected final cell member
Spanish police are continuing the search for the man who they consider to be the final member of a cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 14 and injured more than 120 others. Police are searching Monday throughout the northeastern region bordering... Read more
A hurricane formed far off Mexico’s Pacific coast Sunday, while people in the Caribbean kept watch for the possible reemergence of a tropical storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Kenneth was centered about 1,290 miles (2,075 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula... Read more
Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides
Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected. More than 600 people remain missing and rescue officials have warned that the chances of finding... Read more
Police say 39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin
Berlin police say 39 people were detained Saturday in connection with a far-right march commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess. More than 500 neo-Nazis had attempted to march to the site of the former prison in Berlin’s western district of Spandau where... Read more