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Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments

Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments

MADRID: A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday (Aug 22) that the militants had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack.

Indian factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue

Indian factory shut for dumping dye after dogs turn blue

MUMBAI: A factory accused of dumping dye into an Indian river where several dogs turned blue has been shut down, an official said Tuesday (Aug 22), after alarming pictures emerged of the brightly-coloured canines.

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Last child saved after quake hits Italian island

Last child saved after quake hits Italian island

CASAMICCIOLA: Rescuers on the Italian holiday island of Ischia pulled the last trapped child from rubble on Tuesday (Aug 22) after a magnitude-4.0 earthquake toppled buildings and left two people dead.

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24 million affected by South Asia floods: Red Cross

24 million affected by South Asia floods: Red Cross

GENEVA: More than 24 million people have been affected by some of the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades, with large areas of land submerged in water, the Red Cross on Tuesday (Aug 22).

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How to safely watch an eclipse

How to safely watch an eclipse

MIAMI: Everyone who plans to look skyward when there is a solar eclipse like the one that swept across the United States on Monday (Aug 21) should have the proper protective eyewear, or risk lasting blind spots, experts warn.

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Tainted-eggs scandal reaches Italy

Tainted-eggs scandal reaches Italy

ROME: Italy said on Monday (Aug 21) it has found traces of fipronil in two eggs samples, making it the latest country hit by the Europe-wide insecticide scandal, while a batch of tainted frozen omelettes was also withdrawn.

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Brigitte Macron to work on charities, as unofficial 'first lady'

Brigitte Macron to work on charities, as unofficial 'first lady'

PARIS: Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, will represent the country and carry out charity work but not have the official status of First Lady, following opposition to giving her such a title, the presidency announced on Monday (Aug 21).

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One dead after van hits people at Marseille bus stops

One dead after van hits people at Marseille bus stops

MARSEILLE: One person was killed and another seriously injured in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday (Aug 21) after a convicted criminal with psychiatric problems drove a van into people waiting at two bus stops, police said.

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Total solar eclipse completes path across America

Total solar eclipse completes path across America

MADRAS/CHARLESTON: Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America on Monday (Aug 21) as the sun vanished behind the moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century.

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Philippines deploys troops to a 2nd province to fight bird flu

Philippines deploys troops to a 2nd province to fight bird flu

MANILA: The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila.

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Police uncover gas arsenal at bomb factory as Barcelona mourns

Police uncover gas arsenal at bomb factory as Barcelona mourns

BARCELONA: Spanish police said on Sunday (Aug 20) they had uncovered a cache of 120 gas canisters at a house believed to be the bomb-making factory of suspects in terror attacks that claimed 14 lives, as Barcelona mourned victims of the rampage.

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At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

NEW DELHI: The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods on Sunday (Aug 20), officials said.

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Vietnam, Thailand issue Joint Press Statement

Vietnam, Thailand issue Joint Press Statement

Viet Nam and Thailand have issued Joint Press Statement on the occasion of the efficial visit of His Excellency Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the Kingdom of Thailand from August 17-19.

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Bannon out at White House as pressure mounts on Trump

Bannon out at White House as pressure mounts on Trump

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday (Aug 18) as the White House reels from the fallout over the president's response to a violent white supremacist rally.

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Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

TURKU: Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday (Aug 18).

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Diana crash car 'handled badly at high speed'

Diana crash car 'handled badly at high speed'

PARIS: The 1997 car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana spawned a host of conspiracy theories, but evidence that it was an accident only grows stronger, bolstered by new revelations about the history of the vehicle.

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