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Spain hunts van driver who mowed down Barcelona crowd, killing 138/18/2017 5:03:27 AMBARCELONA - A manhunt was underway for the driver of a van that mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona's most famous avenue on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State.U.S., Japan step up defense cooperation to counter North Korea8/18/2017 2:26:08 AMWASHINGTON - The United States and Japan will step up their defense cooperation to deal with the threat from nuclear-armed North Korea as tensions in East Asia remain high, officials from the two allies said on Thursday.Venezuela's new chief prosecutor vows to jail protest leaders8/18/2017 4:54:01 AMBUENOS AIRES - Venezuela will hunt down and jail leaders of violent protests that have rocked the country since April, its new top prosecutor said on Thursday, a day before a hate crimes law was expected to be approved despite fears that it will be used to crush dissent.U.S. soldier killed in Afghan blast, 20 U.S., Afghan troops wounded8/18/2017 12:09:20 AMBAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - One U.S. soldier was killed and around 20 U.S. and Afghan troops were wounded during a push against Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday, as Washington wrestled with a months-long debate about the 16-year-old war.Exclusive: U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies8/17/2017 7:07:32 PMAIN ISSA, Syria - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.South African borders on 'red alert' to stop Grace Mugabe fleeing8/17/2017 10:45:14 PMJOHANNESBURG - South African police have put a "red alert" on the country's borders to prevent any attempted flight by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a model in a Johannesburg hotel with an electric cable.Exclusive: Lee Kuan Yew's grandson left Singapore because friends feared he would be detained8/18/2017 4:49:48 AMCAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - A grandson of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s late founding father and ruler for more than three decades, said he left the city state in July after friends expressed concerns he might be detained by the authorities in a contempt of court case.El Salvador scraps controversial law allowing pregnant minors to wed8/18/2017 4:47:53 AMSAN SALVADOR - El Salvador lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to abolish a controversial, 23-year-old law that allowed men to marry underage girls they had impregnated, a practice that critics charged protected sexual assailants from criminal prosecution.Hundreds of mudslide victims buried in Sierra Leone, search for hundreds missing goes on8/18/2017 12:25:19 AMFREETOWN, Aug 17 - Burials began on Thursday for 300 people killed in Sierra Leone's mudslide while the search for hundreds of others missing..Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border8/18/2017 2:32:07 AMTORONTO/MONTREAL - The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.