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Spain’s king joins hundreds to mark year since Barcelona attacks

Spain's King Felipe VI, PM Pedro Sanchez join throngs in Spain's 2nd city year after 16 people were killed in ISIS-claimed attacks

China ‘training for strikes’ on US targets

The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific. Source: BBC

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and it shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn. Source: BBC

Aretha Franklin: Tributes flow in for Queen of Soul

The preacher's daughter who became an American soul music legend has died at the age of 76. Source: BBC

How a ‘jellyfish’-shaped structure relieves pressure in your cells

Scientists have solved the structure of a key protein that senses when our cells swell.

Human wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics

It may seem off-putting to some, but human waste is full of nutrients that can be recycled into valuable products that could promote agricultural sustainability and better economic independence for some developing countries, says a new study.

Researchers are developing vaccines for human parasites

Researchers outline their lessons learned while creating vaccine candidates for hookworm and schistosomiasis.

Pompeo forms “Iran Action Group” for post-nuclear deal policy

The group will coordinate and run policy toward Iran as the administration moves ahead with its plans after withdrawing from the international nuclear pact

U.N. report highlights dangers for kids deported from U.S.

Children's agency warns that, "being returned to impossible situations makes it more likely that they will migrate again"

Turks are smashing their iPhones to protest Trump

Turks show support for their gov't as it clashes with U.S. over a jailed American Pastor Andrew Brunson by destroying U.S. products

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Trump asks jailed pastor to be “patriot hostage” as U.S.-Turkey feud escalates

Turkish court rejects American Andrew Brunson's appeal for release as U.S. and Turkey exchange new threats of sanctions

Police again question Israeli PM Netanyahu in corruption probe

With protesters outside his home demanding justice, Benjamin Netanyahu quizzed by officers over 1 of several corruption cases

Spain’s king joins hundreds to mark year since Barcelona attacks

Spain's King Felipe VI, PM Pedro Sanchez join throngs in Spain's 2nd city year after 16 people were killed in ISIS-claimed attacks