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  1. Top prosecutor flees country

    08.19 / 03:09 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor and her husband — two of President Nicolas Maduro's most outspoken critics — fled the country and landed Friday afternoon in Colombia, authorities said. Luisa Ortega Diaz and German Ferrer arrived in Bogota aboard a private plane travelling from…
  2. Finland stabbing kills 2

    08.18 / 18:36 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    UPDATE: 11:25 a.m. A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland's western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack. A suspect — a man whose identity was not…
  3. Bannon leaves team Trump

    08.18 / 17:53 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon's resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president's administration in turmoil. White House…
  4. Canadians among casualties

    08.18 / 14:08 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Spanish authorities say Canada is among 34 countries with citizens killed or injured in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Global Affairs says Canadians have been affected by the attacks, but did not provide further details, citing privacy reasons. Canadians in Spain are advised to stay away…
  5. Rising tide of hatred

    08.18 / 13:45 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and posted a defiant Facebook message promising…
  6. Huge dengue outbreak

    08.18 / 13:45 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system. The number of admitted patients represents a 42-per cent increase over the same period last year along with seven more deaths, the Ministry of…
  7. Spain manhunt deepens

    08.18 / 13:45 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Police shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a deadly car attack in a seaside resort in Spain's Catalonia region Friday, just hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade. Spanish authorities said the back-to-back vehicle attacks — as…
  8. Crash Capt. loses command

    08.18 / 13:24 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    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…
  9. Threat of more mudslides

    08.18 / 13:24 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    The president joined with families in paying final respects Thursday to victims of this week's mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital, while the government warned residents to evacuate a mountainside where a large crack opened. Approximately 350 people had been confirmed killed and 600…
  10. Canadians safe in Barcelona

    08.18 / 13:24 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    Global Affairs Canada says there are no reports of Canadians among those killed and injured in a terror attack in Barcelona. Someone drove a van into a crowd on the popular Las Ramblas tourist area near the centre of the city, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more. Global Affairs…
  11. 13 dead, 100 injured

    08.17 / 23:35 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    UPDATE: 4:25 p.m. Thursday van attack in Barcelona has injured 100 people, authorities say. Victims were left sprawled in the street, spattered with blood or crippled by broken limbs. Others fled in panic, screaming or carrying young children in their arms. "It was clearly a terror…
  12. Trump, more than ever

    08.17 / 21:45 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists. Some Republican members of Congress have criticized Trump's back and forth response since a car slammed into…
  13. 13 dead as van hits crowd

    08.17 / 18:51 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    UPDATE: 11:40 a.m. A regional government official in Spain says 13 people have been killed in the van attack at a historic shopping and tourist area of Barcelona. Catalan Interior Minister official Joaquim Forn also said on Twitter that more than 50 people were injured during Thursday's…
  14. Burqa stunt in Parliament

    08.17 / 18:30 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle…
  15. Sphere returns to WTC

    08.17 / 18:30 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A 25-ton, bronze sphere damaged by the collapsing World Trade Center is finally being returned to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site. Workers on Wednesday began hoisting sections of the Koenig Sphere into its permanent home at the new Liberty Park overlooking the 9/11 memorial. The Port…
  16. Military helicopter crashes

    08.17 / 18:06 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Col.…
  17. Van plows into crowd

    08.17 / 17:21 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, killing and injuring several people as it plowed into a summer crowd of tourists and residents, police said. The El Pais newspaper said police were treating the crash as a terror attack. Police cordoned off…
  18. SeaWorld orca euthanized

    08.17 / 16:16 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks. Kasatka died Tuesday evening "surrounded by members of her pod, as well as the veterinarians and caretakers who loved…
  19. Trump: history ripped apart

    08.17 / 16:16 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart." Trump's new remarks came even as the White house tried to manage his…
  20. Falls to death from crane

    08.17 / 14:08 www.castanet.net Castanet.net - World
    A suspected car thief led police on a chase across Los Angeles before he ditched the vehicle and climbed to the top of a loading crane at the city's port, dangling over edges and stripping naked before falling to his death. The man fell about 160 feet to the ground and died about three hours…