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Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot down

An extensive manhunt was under way for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub.

US Navy orders 'operational pause' after collision

The inquiry will look at "all related accidents at sea", US Defence Secretary James Mattis says.

Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome takes red jersey as Vincenzo Nibali wins third stage

Britain's Chris Froome takes the red jersey and leads the Vuelta a Espana, as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins the third stage.

Big Ben Goes Silent in London

Big Ben's iconic bell sounded the hour for the last time on Monday before it went silenced for nearly four years of repair work. After 12 deep bongs at noon (7 a.m. ET), the bell began its longest period of silence since it first rang out in 1859 from its famous perch over the British Parliament. A $38 million renovation program will run until 2021, though the bell will be heard on special occasions such as New Year's Eve.

Alleged doping cover-up: Athletics officials have life bans upheld by Cas

Three athletics officials have their life bans for an alleged doping cover-up upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

How an Aboriginal history school play set off a row

A school play about a shameful chapter in Australia's history caused anger, but was it justified?

Here Comes the Eclipse

CNN: In case you haven't been paying attention (and NO ONE would judge you if you weren't), there is a teensy weensy little boring astronomical event happening on Monday known as the Eclipse of the Century! It's called such because it's the first total solar eclipse to be visible to the US mainland since 1979 and, well, in general, eclipses are pretty great. Here's everything -- and we mean everything -- you need to know about this event. And no, there are no stupid questions. he eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21. The total eclipse begins on the West Coast just after 10 a.m. PT and ends on the East Coast a little before 3 p.m. ET.

Renowned publisher reverses China censorship

Cambridge University Press restores access to sensitive China stories after academics protest.

US Navy Ship Collides with Oil Tanker

Ten US Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided near Singapore, the Navy says. The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred. A wide-ranging search and rescue operation is under way.

Lukas Podolski: Ex-Arsenal and Germany striker considers legal action over photo error

Former Arsenal and Germany forward Lukas Podolski considers legal action after a right-wing website Breitbart printed a photo of him with an article about illegal immigration.

Syria war: Russian jets 'destroy IS convoy near Deir al-Zour'

Russia says 200 militants were killed in the strike, which activists say took place on Friday.

University of Texas removes four Confederate statues

The monuments are symbols of "modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism", the school's president says.

Secret Service Broke Due to Trump's Expenses

The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission -- in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.

Spain attack: Hugs and defiance on Las Ramblas

People hug and chant "no terrorism" on the street where people were killed in last week's attack.

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