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Reuters World News 08/19/2017
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08/19/2017 -  Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled - 12:39 PM

RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it plowed 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.


08/19/2017 -  Several wounded in Russian knife attack, attacker shot dead - 08:51 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - From seven to eight people were wounded in a knife attack in the Russian Siberian city of Surgut, local criminal investigators said on Saturday, adding that the attacker had been shot dead by police.


08/19/2017 -  Moroccan asylum seeker 'targeted women' in Finland knife attack - 02:00 PM

HELSINKI/TURKU, Finland (Reuters) - A Moroccan man who was arrested for killing two women in a knife rampage was an asylum seeker who appeared to have targeted women in Finland's first terrorism-related attack, police and a Red Cross official said on Saturday.


08/19/2017 -  Israel's Netanyahu to discuss Middle East with Putin: statement - 01:32 PM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the Middle East with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in the Russian resort of Sochi next week, his office said on Saturday.


08/19/2017 -  Venezuela 'congress in resistance' rejects new super-assembly - 02:00 PM

CARACAS (Reuters) - 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.


08/19/2017 -  Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them - 02:39 AM

KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.


08/19/2017 -  Israeli forces shoot dead a Palestinian wielding knife - 10:45 AM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen wielding a knife on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, police said.


08/19/2017 -  Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border - 11:09 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - 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.


08/19/2017 -  Activists protest in Germany against neo-Nazi vigil for Hitler ally - 11:11 AM

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08/19/2017 -  Eighteen semi trucks set on fire in southern Chile - 11:34 AM

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Eighteen semi trucks used to transport food were set on fire in a parking lot in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on Saturday, local authorities said.


 


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