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A general view of Turku University Hospital where the injured were taken after an attack at Turku Market Square on Friday, in Turku, Finland, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.  A suspect detained for allegedly stabbing two people to death in a wild knife attack in the western Finnish city of Turku is being investigated for murder with possible terrorist intent, police said Saturday. The dead from the apparent indiscriminate attack a day earlier are Finnish citizens, while the eight wounded include one Italian national and two Swedes, the National Bureau of Investigation, or NBI, said in a statement.  (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
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  • A general view of Turku University Hospital where the injured were taken after an attack at Turku Market Square on Friday, in Turku, Finland, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.  A suspect detained for allegedly stabbing two people to death in a wild knife attack in the western Finnish city of Turku is being investigated for murder with possible terrorist intent, police said Saturday. The dead from the apparent indiscriminate attack a day earlier are Finnish citizens, while the eight wounded include one Italian national and two Swedes, the National Bureau of Investigation, or NBI, said in a statement.  (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP) World

    Finland stabbings ‘a likely terror act;’ Ties to Spain eyed

    HELSINKI (AP) — The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is “a likely terror act,” Finland’s intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain. The suspect — an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum-seeker — was shot […]
  • Spain's Princess Letizia speaks with one of the victims of the van attacks at a hospital in Barcelona , Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (Spanish Royal Palace, Pool Photo via AP) World

    The Latest: Missing imam in Spain thought to be key figure

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A police official in Spain says an imam whose home was searched as part of the investigation into two deadly vehicle attacks is believed to be the radicalizing force behind the cell of young men — and is now thought […]
  • Police check a drain outside a hospital where Spain's King Felipe is due to visit some of the injured victims of the van attack in Barcelona , Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) World

    Spain, France press manhunt for ringleader in dual attacks

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage. Catalan police said the […]
  • Army troops and colleagues gather around the casket of Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun, at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center ahead of her funeral in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Mourners have attended a state funeral for Pfau, a German physician and nun who earned international acclaim by devoting her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan. Known as "Pakistan's Mother Teresa," she died on Aug. 10 at age 87 in Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) World

    State funeral held for ‘Pakistan’s Mother Theresa’

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Mourners on Saturday attended a state funeral for Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who earned international acclaim as “Pakistan’s Mother Theresa” by devoting her life to the eradication of leprosy in the Muslim-majority nation. Pfau died on Aug. 10 at age 87 in the southern port city of Karachi. […]
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    Gunmen kill local leader of Pakistan’s pro-Taliban party

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A police officer says gunmen on a motorcycle have killed a local leader of Pakistan’s pro-Taliban Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam party in an apparent assassination in the northwest before fleeing. Local police chief Amjad Khan says Attaullah Shah was walking home after praying at a mosque in the city of Dera Ismail Khan […]
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    6 die in Vietnam while sawing leftover mortar shell

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Six people including four children in a family have been killed when a Vietnam War-era mortar shell they were sawing for scrap metal exploded. State-run Tuoi Tre newspaper says the victims died on the spot following the explosion in south-central province of Khanh Hoa on Friday. The blast also seriously injured […]
  • FILE - In this March 30, 2015, file photo, Marines of South Korea, right and the U.S aim their weapons near amphibious assault vehicles during the U.S.-South Korea joint landing military exercises as a part of the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pohang, South Korea. America’s annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” threats and Pyongyang’s as-yet-unpursued plan to launch missiles close to Guam. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File) World

    A look at US-S. Korea war games and how North might respond

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” threats and Pyongyang’s as-yet-unpursued plan to launch missiles close to Guam. Will the allies keep it […]
  • FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega speaks during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela. The ousted chief prosecutor fled to Colombia with her husband German Ferrer, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, a day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File) World

    Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro’s most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia. Luisa Ortega Diaz and German Ferrer arrived in Bogota aboard a private plane traveling from Aruba, Colombian migration authorities said in a statement. The couple […]
  • FILE - In this July 19, 2017 file photo, Diego Zas shows two bags of legal marijuana he just bought at the Antartida drugstore in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws. A government official said Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, that Uruguayan banks risk running afoul of laws that ban receiving money tied to the drug.  (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File) World

    Legal marijuana sale faces challenges by banks in Uruguay

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The legal sale of marijuana in Uruguayan pharmacies is facing challenges as banks refuse to deal with companies linked to the drug in order to follow international financial laws. A government official said Friday that Uruguayan banks risk running afoul of laws that ban receiving money tied to the drug. The […]
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    Navy captain latest to plead guilty in bribery case

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy captain has admitted accepting bribes in the form of lavish hotel rooms and prostitutes from a Malaysian businessman nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” joining nearly two dozen current and former Navy officials who have been charged in what is being called the maritime branch’s biggest corruption case. Capt. Jesus Vasquez […]