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Spanish judge rules Catalonia attack suspects to go to trial

Madrid - A Spanish judge investigating three men suspected of ties to last year's double attack in Catalonia ruled Wednesday they should be sent to trial, accusing two of belonging to a jihadist cell.

Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody

Caracas - Venezuela faced international calls Tuesday for a "transparent investigation" into the death in custody of an opposition member who the government said threw himself from a 10th-floor window of the headquarters of the state intelligence services.

Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody

Caracas - Venezuela faced calls internationally Tuesday for a "transparent investigation" into the death in custody of an opposition member who the government said threw himself from a 10th floor window of the headquarters of the state intelligence services.

Alleged Maduro 'attack' plotter kills self: Venezuela

Caracas - An opposition member alleged to have taken part in a failed exploding drone "attack" on President Nicolas Maduro killed himself in pretrial detention at intelligence headquarters, Venezuela's top prosecutor said on Monday.

Lax security faulted in deadly attack near UK parliament

London - An investigation into the first of a string of terror attacks to hit Britain in 2017 on Wednesday faulted lax security for one of the five deaths in the incident near the Houses of Parliament.

Dutch terror suspects 'had 100 kg of fertiliser for car bomb'

Den Haag - Dutch investigators said Friday they found a large quantity of bomb-making materials including fertiliser likely to be used in a car bomb following the arrest of seven terror suspects.

'Major terrorist attack' foiled in Netherlands, 7 arrested: prosecutor

Den Haag - Dutch police arrested seven men Thursday suspected of plotting to carry out a "major terrorist attack" at a public event using explosive belts and an AK-47 assault rifle, the public prosecutor's office said."Police arrested seven men on Thursday...

Paris knife attacker charged with attempted murder: source

Paris - An Afghan national who left seven people, including two British tourists, badly injured after he attacked them with a knife and an iron bar in a popular Paris area has been charged with attempted murder and detained, a judicial source said Wednesday.

7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British, Egyptian tourists

Paris - A man wielding a knife and an iron bar injured seven people, including three tourists, in Paris, in an attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant.

Venezuela calls march against US after reported coup bid

Caracas - Venezuela's government announced it would hold a massive march Tuesday against US meddling after reports that US officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

7 wounded including 2 British tourists in Paris knife attack: sources

Paris - Seven people including two British tourists were wounded Sunday in Paris after they were attacked by a man armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources.

US officials met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid: report

Washington - Officials from President Donald Trump's administration met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro but eventually decided not to help, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Knife attack set to boost Bolsonaro's Brazil presidential bid

S - Right-wing Brazilian election front-runner Jair Bolsonaro looks set to make a dramatic rise from the emergency room to the presidency, family and analysts predicted on Friday, a day after he was stabbed while campaigning.

Wounded Brazil presidential hopeful moved to Sao Paulo hospital

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro was transferred Friday to a hospital in Sao Paulo, a day after being stabbed while campaigning, a hospital official said."Patient Jair Messias Bolsonaro recently left...

Brazil's Bolsonaro seriously injured in knife attack

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's right-wing presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro underwent emergency surgery on Thursday after he was attacked with a knife while campaigning in the countryside, officials said.

Suicide car bomber kills three in Somali capital Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A suicide car bomb killed three security guards and injured several more people in the heart of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, authorities said.Islamist extremists of the Al-Shabaab movement immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Copts attacked in Egypt's south over homes used as churches

Apo - Egyptian villagers have attacked and looted the properties of Coptic Christians in the southern province of Minya in protest at the use of homes and halls for worship, the region's archdiocese said Saturday.

Germany jails man for Dresden mosque bomb attack

Dresden - A German man who used a homemade bomb to attack a mosque in the eastern city of Dresden was Friday sentenced to nearly 10 years in jail for what prosecutors called a xenophobic crime.

Dutch populist Wilders cancels Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest

Den Haag - Controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders late Thursday said he was cancelling plans to stage a Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition, a scheme that had angered many Muslims particularly in Pakistan.

Spain knife attacker was gay and suicidal: probe source

Barcelona - A man shot dead as he attacked a Spanish police station had come out as gay and wanted to commit suicide, a source close to the probe said Tuesday based on testimony of the assailant's ex-wife.

Terror suspect in court over UK parliament 'attack'

London - A terror suspect accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament appeared in court Monday charged with attempted murder.

Spanish police treating knife assault as 'terrorist attack'

Cornell - A police officer shot dead a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia on Monday, in what authorities are treating as a "terrorist attack".

Spanish police kill knife attacker shouting Islamic slogan

Barcelona - Spanish officers on Monday shot dead an Algerian man who tried to attack them with a knife at a police station while shouting "Allahu akbar", police said.

Shots fired at US embassy in Ankara, no casualties

Ankara - Gunshots were fired at the US embassy in Ankara early on Monday, without causing any casualties, Turkish and American officials said as tensions spiked between the two NATO allies.

UK parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder

London - A man accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament was charged Saturday with attempted murder, police said.

Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

Barcelona - Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city.

Catalan rift clouds Spain's homage to attack victims

Barcelona - A year after a jihadist rampage in Catalonia killed 16 people, Spain paid homage to the victims Friday without managing to set aside bitter divisions over the region's independence.

A year later, Catalonia attacks harbours trauma for survivors

Barcelona - Ruben Guinazu will on Saturday mark a year since he survived being stabbed during the deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort.

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Kabul - Rights groups Thursday condemned a suicide blast inside a school that killed dozens of students in Kabul one day earlier, as outrage over the attack grew while tearful families buried loved ones in the war-weary Afghan capital.

Man behind UK parliament attack accused of attempted murder

London - A British man accused of a terror attack after driving into a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament faces investigation for attempted murder, police said Wednesday.
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John Chelminiak is recovering from a "horrendous fight" with black bear
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Fascists attack Madrid s Catalan center on Catalonia Day  September 11  2013.
Fascists attack Madrid's Catalan center on Catalonia Day, September 11, 2013.
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AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place in downtown Sydney, where two hostages and their alleged kidnapper died in a rescue attempt.
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Group of drunken men and women attack synagogue in London s Stamford Hill.
Group of drunken men and women attack synagogue in London's Stamford Hill.
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The South African designed and built Rooivalk attack helicopter.
The South African designed and built Rooivalk attack helicopter.
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem s Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in...
HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.
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Two police  security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
Two police, security guard found dead at US-run mine in Indonesian province of Papua.
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The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor  7 December 1941.
The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
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Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine  which are instantly attacked...
Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine, which are instantly attacked by a seagull and crow.
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The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
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The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
The Gaza Strip village of Abasan is seen from the Israeli side of the border in 2007.
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Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website  replacing the homepage.
Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website, replacing the homepage.
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The "Killer USB" stick in action
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REMEMBERED: People affected by the events in Nice  France  set up a memorial on the sidewalk at the ...
REMEMBERED: People affected by the events in Nice, France, set up a memorial on the sidewalk at the site Thursday's attack that killed 84.
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Messages displayed to visitors after the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the Washington Post's mobile site on 14/05/2015
A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.
A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.
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Bat used to attack Konstantin Fetisov, broken in two pieces, Nov 4, not taken by Russian police as evidence.
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Deer attacks dog in defense of her fawn in a residential neighborhood in British Columbia. The dog and the deer both escaped without any life threatening injuries.
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Rupert Murdoch was hit in the face with a plate of shaving cream while testifying at a hearing before a House of Commons committee in London.
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Fascists attack Madrid s Catalan center on Catalonia Day  September 11  2013.
Fascists attack Madrid's Catalan center on Catalonia Day, September 11, 2013.
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