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August 18, 2017 3:23 AM The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

The Catalan government says an attack in the seaside resort town of Cambrils is linked to the vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. The region's Interior Minister Joaquin Forn told local radio RAC1 early Friday that the Cambrils attack "follows the same trail. There is a connection." He did not explain what connected 75

August 17, 2017 5:18 PM Van Hits Pedestrians in Barcelona, Killing at Least 1 in Terror Attack

Mr. Fleming said that the street was deserted, with the exception of police officers with guns drawn or in riot gear. “It’s just kind of a tense situation,” The A.P. reported him as saying. “Clearly people were scared.” American counterterrorism officials in Washington said they were in contact with Spanish authorities to offer any assistance, but underscored 23

August 17, 2017 3:18 PM Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

Hundreds have escaped to South Sudan’s other neighbors — notably Sudan and Ethiopia — where, the refugee agency said, an additional million have sought shelter. Two million more have been driven from their homes for other reasons, the agency said. South Sudan became the world’s newest nation in 2011, when it declared its independence after five decades 59

August 17, 2017 3:11 PM 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

Kampala - The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said on Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the flow of people fleeing South Sudan's civil war and the UN refugee agency urges the international 43

August 17, 2017 9:24 AM The 14-year-old girl who just became the face of South Sudan’s massive refugee crisis

More women and children are fleeing as South Sudan's civil war intensifies. As of Thursday, there are now one million South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said, as fighting has flared up between rebel groups and government forces in the protracted civil war in South Sudan. About 1,800 refugees 44

August 17, 2017 9:24 AM Number of South Sudan refugees in Uganda tops 1 million

Refugees from South Sudan continue to flee the civil war across the Ugandan border, with their number now topping one million, according to the UN. Uganda has called for help with housing and feeding the newcomers. Ugandan officials say they are overwhelmed by the influx, which escalated as the fighting reignited in July 2016. During the last 12 months 48

August 15, 2017 9:09 AM Nine dead after gunmen launch twin attacks at UN’s ‘deadliest base’ in Mali

Gunmen attacked two UN bases in Mali on Monday, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country. The peacekeeper and one Malian soldier were killed in an early-morning attack in Douentza, according to the UN mission in the country. Hours later, six men toting guns and grenades drove up to the entrance 45

August 12, 2017 6:50 PM Death toll rises in turmoil after Kenya's election

NAIROBI, Kenya -- In an escalation of Kenya's deadly election violence, police on Saturday fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials trying to enter a Nairobi slum where they have strong support. A young girl was killed by a stray bullet, nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought overnight to the capital's 34

August 12, 2017 6:11 PM Inside the air campaign against ISIS in Iraq

In an interview with 'The Jerusalem Post,' US Deputy Commanding General Andrew A. Croft maps the challenges coalition and Iraqi forces faced in the battle for Mosul. In June, Islamic State’s fighters in Mosul had been pushed back to a warren of small streets in Mosul. On June 21, with a few square kilometers of territory still under their command, they blew up the iconic 54

August 10, 2017 12:45 AM Inner City Press: Investigative Reporting from the United Nations

Deputy Spokesman: Yeah, actually on that, before you go ahead, I got this just now. Let me just see. And it says… yes, the Temporary Operating Base in Leer was established in November 2015, following a resurgence in violence in the area. In consultation with humanitarian partners who withdrew due to insecurity, destruction and the looting of their premises 25