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  • Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 12

    Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. A shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit about 10 p.m. was one of several powerful earthquakes...

  • Police in Barcelona shoot knife attacker

    Police in Barcelona say they have shot a man who attacked officers with a knife at a police station in the Spanish city. The police say in a tweet Monday the attacked occurred just before 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) in the Cornella district of the city. Police say the man "intended to attack police officers"...

  • Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj's pinnacle

    Some 2 million Muslim pilgrims gathered on Monday in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj . Pilgrims stood shoulder to shoulder for an emotional day of repentance and supplication at the site Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad...

  • Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

    The Taliban ambushed a convoy of busses Monday on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children, in the latest brazen assault by insurgents, provincial officials said. The ambush came despite Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's announcement of a...

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