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Using vehicles as weapons of terror | World

BARCELONA: A driver deliberately ploughed a van into pedestrians on one of Spain´s busiest streets on Thursday, in what police called a “terrorist attack”. Vehicles have been used as weapons of terror several times over the past year, often by followers of the Daesh, attacking nations in the US-led coalition ...

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Venezuela jail ´massacre´ kills 37 | World

CARACAS: Relatives waited Thursday to recover the bodies of loved ones killed in a Venezuelan prison riot that left at least 37 people dead in what the local governor called a “massacre.” The prosecutors´ office said an investigation had been launched into “the deaths of 37 people” in the facility ...

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Lebanon scraps controversial rape law after campaign | World

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s parliament on Wednesday scrapped a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, official media and activists said, after a high-profile campaign for its repeal. A proposal to repeal Article 522 of the penal code – which deals with rape, assault, kidnapping and forced marriage ...

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Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore, other cities | World

The statue of Confederate General Thomas Stonewall Jackson at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex, Charleston, West Virginia, August 16, 2017. AFP/Getty Images/Ty Wright WASHINGTON: Confederate monuments were removed overnight in Baltimore, Maryland, and other US cities as a campaign to erase symbols of the pro-slavery Civil War South gathered ...

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