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August 21, 2017 11:15 AM After Big Ben Rings Out, the Sound of Silence in London

Paint is flaking, there are cracks in the masonry, the roof is leaking and the metalwork is rusting. All need to be addressed to keep the clock from falling. But at 118 decibels, Big Ben’s bongs are so loud (over the human pain threshold and louder than a jet taking off) that they might startle people working at heights or damage their hearing permanently 4

August 20, 2017 10:50 AM Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks

Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia and other dignitaries attend a solemn Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia Basilica on Sunday for the victims of the terror attacks that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain. A Catholic Mass was held in Barcelona on Sunday to honor the victims of last week's terror attacks, as authorities continued 4

August 19, 2017 7:42 PM Juventus 3-0 Cagliari: Paulo Dybala scores third in a week as Juve target seventh successive league title

Juventus launched their bid for a seventh successive Serie A title with a routine 3-0 home win over Cagliari. Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain all found the net in a comfortable victory, although Diego Farias missed a penalty for the visitors. Juve needed just 12 minutes to take control, Mandzukic drilling home with a low shot after 4

August 18, 2017 6:02 PM Spain police say suspects planned bigger attack

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Barcelona, Spain, Aug 17 – Suspects in Spain’s twin terror attacks had been planning for an even bigger assault than the deadly car rampages they carried out, police said Friday, as distressing details emerged of families torn apart in the double tragedy. A 35-year-old Italian man was among 14 killed in the attacks, mowed down in front 6

August 18, 2017 12:42 PM Russian triple jumper Pystykh banned for doping

PARIS, France, Aug 18 – Russian triple jumper Anna Pystykh was on Friday handed a four year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 world championship bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced. The now 36-year-old Russian finished fourth in the triple jump in Osaka but inherited third after the disqualification of Chrysopiyi Devetzi 3

August 18, 2017 4:33 AM The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

The Catalan government says an attack in the seaside resort town of Cambrils is linked to the vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13 people. The region’s Interior Minister Joaquin Forn told local radio RAC1 early Friday that the Cambrils attack “follows the same trail. There is a connection.” He did not explain what connected 2

August 17, 2017 10:13 AM ICC rules jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, The Hague, Netherlands, Aug 17 – War crimes judges said Thursday that a Malian jihadist was liable for 2.7 million euros in personal damages for destroying Timbuktu’s fabled shrines in 2012, as they ordered reparations in a landmark ruling. The International Criminal Court ordered that the victims of the razing of the fabled 8

August 16, 2017 8:32 PM Double disappointment as Manyonga, Taylor fail to break WR

Tignes - World and Olympic champion Christian Taylor suffered a double failure on Wednesday as he attempted to break the triple-jump world record at altitude in Tignes, France. The double Olympic and triple world champion not only failed to trouble Jonathan Edwards's 22-year-old record of 18.29m but he also finished second to American compatriot Will Claye 5

August 16, 2017 4:19 AM Facebook Marketplace Expands to 17 New European Markets

Facebook is stepping up its modest moves into e-commerce by expanding its service for connecting local buyers and sellers into 17 new European markets, the US company said on Monday. Marketplace, which sits alongside Facebook's mainstay newsfeed, photo, video, messaging and other services, marks fresh competition for community-based e-commerce pioneers 11

August 15, 2017 12:00 AM The Tragedy of India's Partition, 70 Years Later

In the middle of World War II, with the U.S. pressuring Britain to loosen its colonial grip on India, Winston Churchill issued a bitter prophecy. “Take India if that was what you want! Take it, by all means!” the British prime minister raged to a U.S. diplomat in Washington. But, he argued, only British rule kept the subcontinent’s Hindus and Muslims 3