Spanish town struggles to reconcile locals as extremist cell

Spanish town struggles to reconcile locals as extremist cell

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Turkish political refugees flock to Germany, seeking safety

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Police say 39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin

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3rd New Zealand party leader quits in close election race

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U.S. and Afghan military leaders at the launch Sunday of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps.

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Former European weightlifting champion Cholakov dies at 35

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Hurricane Kenneth forms in Pacific far off Mexico's coast

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Honoring victims of attacks, Barcelona wins league opener

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Tensions rise within Yemen's rebel alliance

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Palestinians await 'clear vision' from US on peace talks

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Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group.

Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona

The victims of last week's attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town came from around the world and across generations — a Canadian with an adventurous spirit, a Portuguese woman celebrating her 74th birthday, a 3-year-old Spanish boy enjoying a day out with his family.

Saudi carrier says Qatar has not approved hajj flights

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Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected.

Germany welcomes release of writer sought by Turkey

Germany welcomed the release Sunday of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant and accused Turkey of abusing the international system used to hunt down fugitives.

Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questioned

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Merkel stands by her 2015 decision to open German borders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday stood by her decision to open Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees two years ago, a move she has previously defended as a necessary response to a humanitarian emergency.

Egyptian MP steps back from call to extend president's term

The Egyptian lawmaker behind a call to amend the constitution to extend the president's term by two years said in comments published Sunday that the change won't apply to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's current four-year term, a partial turnaround in the face of growing opposition to the idea.