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Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13

BARCELONA A manhunt is underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona's most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. | Video

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South African borders on 'red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe fleeing

JOHANNESBURG South African police have put a "red alert" on the country's borders to prevent any attempted flight by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel with an electric cable.

Africa 2:15pm EDT

Iran denies appeal of jailed Princeton student: university

WASHINGTON Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday.

U.S., United Nations 5:03pm EDT

Hundreds of mudslide victims buried in Sierra Leone, search for hundreds missing goes on

FREETOWN, Aug 17 Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search for hundreds of others missing..

Environment, Africa 3:55pm EDT

Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

TORONTO/MONTREAL The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.

U.S., 6:02pm EDT

Peru minister warns of new drug hotspot at border with Brazil, Colombia

LIMA A new cocaine-producing hotspot is taking root in Peru near its border with Colombia and Brazil, and local authorities worry that dissident FARC guerillas may join forces with drug traffickers there, Peru's defense minister said Thursday.

Brazil 6:23pm EDT

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