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Spanish police kill 5 suspects linked to Barcelona attack
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spanish police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack that killed at least 13, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group....

The Latest: Official: 1 suspect on run after Spain attacks
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The Latest on attacks in Spain (all times local):...

The real revolution in NKorea is rise of consumer culture
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Like all North Korean adults, Song Un Pyol wears the faces of leader Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather pinned neatly to her left lapel, above her heart. But on her right glitters a diamond-and-gold brooch....

US soldier killed in battle with IS in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An American soldier was killed and several others were wounded in a battle with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said....

Warship captain in collision that killed 7 to lose command
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch contributed to a collision between a Navy destroyer and a commercial container ship that killed seven sailors, Navy officials said, announcing that the warship captain will be relieved of command and more than a dozen other sailors will be punished....

Sierra Leone mudslides death toll now above 400, UN says
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The United Nations says the death toll from Sierra Leone's mudslides is now above 400....

US general pledges to defend Japan from North Korean attack
TOKYO (AP) -- America's top military official reiterated Friday his country's pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system....

Austrians first in Europe to make bacon on industrial scale?
VIENNA (AP) -- Austrians were making bacon thousands of years ago. And a researcher says they were probably the first in Europe to do it on an industrial scale....

North Korea's neighbors talk about 'fire and fury'
BEIJING (AP) -- Ordinary people in East Asia - residents of North Korea's closest neighbors - talk to The Associated Press about who is to blame for the heightened tensions between North Korea and the United States, and what should be done to ensure war does not break out. Here is a selection:...

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Sierra Leone mudslides death toll now above 400, UN says

IS cleric granted early release in Indonesia is re-arrested

Danes charge imam for comparing gays to pedophiles.

Latin America/Caribbean
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Middle East
Clearing Iraqi cities of explosives may take decades