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Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

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A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...

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Osama bin Laden's alleged ex-bodyguard receives $1,400 a month from German taxpayers

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The German government has been paying about $1,400 a month to a man who once allegedly guarded Osama bin Laden. “Sami A.,” from Tunisia, is said to have worked for the al-Qaida leader in 2000 in Afghanistan. The 42-year-old has lived in Germany since 1997, receiving...


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WORLD CUP: Uruguay striker Suarez seeking redemption

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay’s priority will be keeping Luiz Suarez tamed at this year’s World Cup. After the striker was expelled from the 2014 tournament in disgrace for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Uruguay was eliminated by Colombia in the round of 16. Suarez promises he is a...


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Suspect in Toronto van rampage charged with 10 murder counts

Special to The Washington Post. TORONTO - A 25-year-old suspect accused of mowing down pedestrians with a van in a busy Toronto shopping district was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of first-degree murder - one of each of the victims in an attack whose motives still remain unclear. Authorities...


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Britain unveils first statue of a woman in Parliament Square

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - At long last, it’s not all testosterone. On Tuesday, a statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in London’s Parliament Square - the first statue of a woman to reside in the famous square opposite Westminster Palace. The Fawcett statue joins...


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WORLD CUP: Coaching changes unsettle lowest-ranked Saudis

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After dozens of coaching changes in the last 25 years, Saudi Arabia has a proven winner in charge for this year’s World Cup. Juan Antonio Pizzi led Chile to the 2016 Copa America title, but it won’t likely be easy for the Argentine to get his new team to play the same kind of high-octane, pressing...


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WORLD CUP: Injuries, dull style a concern for host Russia

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MOSCOW (AP) — No Russian team has made it out of the group stage at the World Cup since the Soviet era and a spate of recent injuries is going to make it tough on the hosts again this year. Expectations have plummeted since Russia won the right to host the World Cup eight years ago. Back then, the...


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WORLD CUP: Salah can rouse Egypt after 28-year wait

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CAIRO (AP) — Mohammed Salah has the ability to light up any team, including Egypt. The Liverpool striker has been in superb form this season, but playing at the World Cup will be a new experience for him. Egypt qualified for the tournament for the first time in 28 years, and its chances in Group A...


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In Japan, companies encourage staff to commute in sneakers

(c) 2018, The Japan News/Yomiuri. A growing number of companies in Japan are encouraging their employees to wear sneakers during their commute, as part of efforts to address their lack of physical exercise. Some offices have put up maps indicating the approximate walking distances to nearby...


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Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

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TORONTO (AP) — A 25-year-old who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of what appeared to be one of the deadliest mass murders in the country’s modern...


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The Latest: Praise for officer who arrested Canada suspect

APTOPIX Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local): 11:05 a.m. The president of Toronto’s police union says an officer’s behavior in arresting a suspect in Monday’s deadly van attack was “one shining moment”...


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