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August 19, 2017 4:51 AM After Barcelona attack, defiance in European capitals

LONDON/PARIS: Dan Creasey was in a bar close to his coffee stall in London's Borough Market when three Islamists plowed a van into pedestrians before stabbing revelers and tourists. Two months later, he is back at work in the 1,000-year-old market, feels "100 percent safe" and says customers have not been deterred either. The June 3 attack on Borough 52

August 18, 2017 6:02 PM UN chief urges protection for civilians trapped in conflict

UNITED NATIONS, August 19: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had a message for people everywhere ahead of World Humanitarian Day on Saturday: "Civilians in conflict are not a target." He told a U.N. event Friday to mark the day that protecting civilians trapped in conflict and humanitarian and health care workers trying to help them is required under 57

August 17, 2017 3:33 AM Rights groups blast newest Duterte threat vs them

MANILA, Philippines — Human rights groups denounced on Thursday President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest tirade against them during which he ordered security forces to shoot activists for “obstructing” justice. Speaking at the anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, Duterte again made plain his disdain for the Commission on Human Rights 51

August 16, 2017 3:24 AM Grace Mugabe lies and flies

Despite promising to be at court to answer charges of assault, Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe, quietly slipped out of the country yesterday and is currently in Zimbabwe, according to a well-placed South African source. The South African Police Service refused to comment on whether a warrant for her arrest had been issued, or would be issued in future 37

August 15, 2017 8:06 PM Canadians killed in Burkina Faso remembered

MONTREAL — Two Canadians killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso are being remembered for their efforts to bring about change in the West African country. Tammy Chen and Bilel Diffalah died after the terrorist strike on a popular Turkish restaurant in downtown Ouagadougou on Sunday that claimed 18 lives. Diffalah worked with an NGO in the West African 78

August 14, 2017 6:04 PM At least 200 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides and flooding

Clarence Roy-macaulay, Associated Press FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Mudslides and torrential flooding killed at least 200 people in and around Sierra Leone's capital early Monday following heavy rains, with many victims trapped in homes buried under tons of mud. Survivors and volunteers dug through the mud and debris at times with their bare hands 59

August 12, 2017 8:07 PM Aubameyang hat-trick as Dortmund, Bayern advance in German Cup

A hat-trick for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a brace for Robert Lewandowski saw Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich reach the second round of the German Cup on Saturday. A deflected free-kick saw Lewandowski open the scoring for Bayern after just 20 minutes with the Bundesliga champions striking again on the counter-attack shortly after half-time, Kingsley 34

August 11, 2017 3:51 PM Kenya on edge as citizens await the results of a heated presidential election

NAIROBI — Kenyans waited anxiously on Friday for the results of a heated presidential election earlier in the week that has brought the country to a near standstill. Preliminary results show the incumbent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, leading by nine percentage points with nearly all the votes counted. But those numbers have been rejected by the leading 63

August 11, 2017 9:01 AM Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hasn’t been announced yet, but there have been a wealth of leaks and rumors, giving us a good idea of what to expect. Assuming the most likely ones pan out how will the Galaxy Note 8 compare to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus? That’s what we attempt to answer here, looking at the design, display, power and more of these two phones 43

August 9, 2017 11:58 PM Health officials: Don’t panic about moderate West Nile risk

GREENFIELD — Local health officials don’t want residents to be alarmed at the news seven Franklin County towns are now at a moderate risk for West Nile virus. After a second straight week of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Greenfield and Deerfield — along with an increase in the amount of mosquitoes in total found in traps — the state 92