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Thousands of counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston (AP)
Thousands join anti-racism march in Boston; counterprotest 'free speech rally' by white nationalists

Thousands of anti-racism demonstrators flooded the streets of Boston Saturday, dwarfing a gathering of white nationalists in the city and triggering scuffles with police.

20 Aug 2017

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Germany urges Spain not to extradite writer Doghan Akhanli to Turkey

A writers' group said that it believes the arrest warrant against Doghan Akhanli to be politically motivated, citing his writings about the mass killing of Armenians in Turkey in 1915. 

20 Aug 2017

A Lebanese army soldier takes his position overlooking an area controlled by the Islamic State group (File | AP)
Lebanon army advances against Islamic State in border battle

Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.

20 Aug 2017

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US President Trump trolled again; tweets 'the country will heel' instead of 'heal'

Earlier this year, Trump sent a lot of people scurrying for dictionaries when he posted an odd tweet that used the word "covfefe".

20 Aug 2017

Romanian bishop quits over sex video

A Romanian Orthodox Church bishop has resigned after a video was released, according to local media, of him having sex with a 17-year-old student from his seminary.

20 Aug 2017

Families of young men believed responsible for the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils gather along with members of the local Muslim community to denounce terrorism and show their grief in Ripoll, north of Barcelona (AP)
Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage as citizens pay homage to the victims

Police said they had cast a dragnet for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, who media reports say was the driver of a van that smashed into people on Barcelona's busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday.

20 Aug 2017

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. (File photo | AP)
Nigerian President Buhari returns home after treatment in London

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to the country after over three months of medical leave from the United Kingdom for an undisclosed "health challenge".

20 Aug 2017

US CENTCOM commander General Joseph Votel (File | AP)
Pakistan must ensure its soil is not used for terror activities: US commander General

Talking to Pakistani leaders, US CENTCOM commander General Joseph Votel said that all parties must work to ensure that Pakistani soil is not used to plan or conduct terrorist attacks.

20 Aug 2017

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Brexit: UK to release series of 'future partnership papers' with the European Union

Britain will issue a cluster of new papers to outline its strategy positions in divorce talks with the European Union, ranging from regulation of goods to data protection.

20 Aug 2017

Australian Federal Police and NSW Police officers work in the Surry Hills suburb of Sydney, Australia (File | AP)
Three face terror charges over Australia 'IS-inspired' mosque arson

Three men will be charged with committing terrorism over alleged Islamic State-inspired arson attacks on a Melbourne mosque last year, Australian police said.

20 Aug 2017

Protesters display a banner during a rally to condemn the recent killings in President Rodirgo Duterte's renewed crackdown on drug offenders which also claimed the life of a minor. (AP)
Philippines Church head urges end to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug killings

The head of the Philippines' Catholic Church called for an end to President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war following a brutal week which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed.

20 Aug 2017

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the convict 'should not be smiling anymore' (AP)
Israeli's Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with Vladimir Putin in Russia

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says the Israeli leader will travel to Russia on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin.

20 Aug 2017

This 1937 image released by the US Navy shows the Portland-class heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis in Pearl Harbor in 1937. Photo | AFP/ US Navy)
Wreckage of lost World War II ship USS Indianapolis found after seven decades

The wreckage of the World War II cruiser, which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine 72 years ago, was found in the Philippine Sea 5.5 kilometres below the surface.

20 Aug 2017

Indonesia angered after Malaysia shows its flag as Poland's; #shameonyoumalaysia trends online 

Indonesia has accused the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook, resembling Poland's.

20 Aug 2017

An Iraqi security officer holds an Islamic State group suspect after arresting him, in eastern Mosul, Iraq. (Photo | AP)
Iraq begins battle to retake Islamic State stronghold Tal Afar, near Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi announced early today the start of a battle to retake Tal Afar, one of the Islamic State terror group's last remaining stronghold in the Northern region.

20 Aug 2017

Bullet-riddled bodies of three policemen found in Mexico

Their deaths came in an unusually bloody weekend for Guanajuato that saw 13 other people killed in the preceding 24 hours, police said.

20 Aug 2017

A man looks at a newspaper showing pictures of the attack in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain on Friday. (Photo | AP)
Muslims fear anti-Islam backlash in tolerant Barcelona

Spain's Muslim community has until now been spared from the islamophobia that has swept parts of Europe.

20 Aug 2017

Protesters throw stones at Israeli solders during clashes on the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 28, 2017. Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian teen was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers stationed near the strip's border fence with Israel. (AP Photo)
Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after stabbing attack

The assailant was identified as 17-year-old Qutaiba Zahran, who died at the scene shortly after being shot.

20 Aug 2017

President Donald Trump. AP
Donald Trump thanks ousted aide Steve Bannon

The departure, capping one of the most disastrous weeks of the chaotic young administration, is a nod to members of Trump's government and his Republican Party.

20 Aug 2017

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Small earthquake strikes off Hawaii island's east coast 

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

20 Aug 2017

An armed policeman stands on the spot where terrorist were shot by police in Cambrils, Spain. (Photo | AP)
After terror attack, Barcelona under fire over security barrier

With Spain's terror threat level at four out of a maximum five, Barcelona had ramped up security at concerts and festivities.

19 Aug 2017