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An Islamist militant cell that last week used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona had planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against churches or monuments, one suspect told a court on Tuesday, according to sources close to the investigation.
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US President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defence of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the US government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.
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Pakistan rejected on Wednesday US criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism saying it should not be used as a scapegoat for the failure of the US military to win the war in Afghanistan.
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South Africa’s Oakbay Investments said on Wednesday it would sell its mining unit Tegeta for $225 million, the second sale this week in the company’s portfolio of investments caught up in an influence-peddling scandal.
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The European single currency and euro zone government bond yields rose on Wednesday after a survey showed the bloc’s manufacturing businesses clocked up their best month of growth in six-and-a-half years.
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India has granted Pfizer Inc a patent for its powerful pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13, in a blow to some health groups that said this would put the treatment out of reach of thousands in poorer nations.
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Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honoured with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at its annual ceremony in January.
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Typhoon

Reuters, Aug 24 2017

Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets.
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