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Finnish knife attacks investigated as terror crimes: police

HELSINKI Finnish police are investigating Friday's knife attacks that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku as crimes related to terrorism, they said on Saturday. | Video

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Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border

BEIRUT The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier.

Syria 1:09pm EDT

Regional nations plus U.S. condemn Venezuela's new constituent assembly

CARACAS/LIMA A group of 12 regional nations plus the United States rejected Venezuela's new government-allied legislative superbody, saying they would continue to regard the opposition-controlled congress as the country's only legitimate law maker.

1:04pm EDT

German critic of Turkey's Erdogan arrested in Spain

BERLIN German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli was arrested in Spain on Saturday after Turkey issued an Interpol warrant for the writer, a critic of the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Der Spiegel magazine reported.

Turkey, Spain 10:19am EDT

Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally

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At least one dead, five burned in eastern Mexico pipeline explosion

MEXICO CITY At least one person died and five others suffered burns after a pipeline exploded during an illegal tap in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, state-owned oil company Pemex and state emergency services said on Saturday.

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