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Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two other suspected Islamist militants linked to the attack had died or were at large. | Video

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years. | Video

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Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new super-assembly

CARACAS Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected the self-proclaimed lawmaking authority of a new legislative body elected last month at the behest of President Nicolas Maduro, widening the political divide in the crisis-hit country.

19 Aug 2017

Australian men charged with terrorism over mosque fires

MELBOURNE Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community.

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Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Centre Honours - White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Centre Honours in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honourees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show. | Video

19 Aug 2017

Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce

AMMAN Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said.

Syria, Middle East 19 Aug 2017

UK's Rathbone Brothers in merger talks with Smith and Williamson -Sky

LONDON, Aug 19 British wealth manager Rathbone Brothers is in advanced talks with UK-based financial services provider Smith and Williamson about a 2 billion pound ($2.6 billion) merger, Sky News reported on Saturday.