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One dead, eight in hospital after stabbings in Finland - report

18 August 2017

HELSINKI (Reuters) - At least eight people have been hospitalised and one person is dead following the stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku, the city's hospital told local news agency STT.

Several people stabbed in Finnish city of Turku - police

18 August 2017

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Several people were stabbed in an knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday but it was not immediately clear if this was a militant action or had some other motive.

Catalan leaders say Barcelona attack has no bearing on independence drive

18 August 2017

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's leaders said on Friday that deadly attacks in Barcelona and another town in the northeastern Spanish region would not affect their plan to hold an October referendum on breaking away from the rest of the country.

Qatar concerned about safety of citizens in Saudi Arabia during haj

18 August 2017

OSLO (Reuters) - Qatar expressed concern about the safety of its citizens in Saudi Arabia following the reopening of the countries' border enabling Qataris to attend the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

Clashes kill two in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

18 August 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Clashes between Palestinian security forces and Sunni Islamists in Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon left two people dead, a Reuters witness said.

Syrian army, Hezbollah attack Islamic State near Lebanon border

18 August 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Hezbollah attacked a pocket of territory occupied by Islamic State straddling the border with Lebanon from the Syrian side, seizing a number of hilltops on Friday, a Hezbollah military media unit said.

Germans watching Charlottesville sense echoes of their own history

18 August 2017

BERLIN/WEIMAR, Germany (Reuters) - For the past decade, the pupils of the Manfred von Ardenne school in Berlin have been visiting a local cemetery to tend the graves of victims of the Nazis.

Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers

18 August 2017

GESCHER, Germany (Reuters) - As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.

Iraqi forces prepare to retake Tal Afar from Islamic State militants

18 August 2017

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Five weeks after securing victory in Mosul, Iraqi forces have moved into positions around the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Iraqi military commanders say.

Why no barriers? Barcelona attack reignites row over securing streets

18 August 2017

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish authorities came under fire on Friday from shocked Barcelona residents and holidaymakers for not better protecting the city's most famous thoroughfare against a deadly van attack in the heart of a packed tourist haunt.

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