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August 23, 2017

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, August 23 2017


Barcelona suspect tells court bigger attack was planned

One of the suspected members in a terrorist cell that carried out last week’s fatal attacks in Spain told a Madrid court that a bigger plot was in the works.

North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report

Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations.

India’s Supreme Court Strikes Down ‘Instant Divorce’ for Muslims

India’s highest court struck down a legal provision on Tuesday that allowed Muslim men to instantly divorce their wives, taking a stand against a practice increasingly deemed unacceptable in the Muslim world.

Ischia Earthquake: Three Boys Rescued From Rubble in Italy

Italian firefighters working through the night, sometimes digging by hand, freed a 7-month-old baby Tuesday and then his two older brothers from the rubble of their home that collapsed when a 4.0-magnitude quake struck the resort island of Ischia during the height of tourist season.