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Terror in Europe

World Front Pages Show 'Barcelona In Shock' After Terror Attack

In Barcelona on Aug. 17
In Barcelona on Aug. 17

A van rammed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas, a tourist hotspot in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring scores of others on Thursday evening.

The attack, which was claimed by terror group ISIS, underscores a growing technique of deadly assault — namely vehicles striking crowds of people. Police say they foiled a second attack hours later in the town of Cambrils, also on the country's eastern coast, fatally shooting five people. The driver in the Barcelona attack is still at large.

Front pages of newspapers around the world carried stories of the attack. "Terrorists in the heart of Barcelona,"declared Italian paperLa Repubblica. German publication Göttinger Tageblatttook the pulse of the city: "Barcelona in shock" read its headline, while Spain's La Razonoffered a resonant message with a stark cover:"United against terrorism".


"Terror in Barcelona" — La Vanguardia


"United against terrorism" — La Razon

Mundo Deportivo

"Jihadism strikes Spain in Barcelona" — ABC



"Terror on Las Ramblas' — Libération


"Tourists once again targeted by terrorism" — Le Parisien




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The New York Times



The Jerusalem Post



"Terrorists in the heart of Barcelona" — La Repubblica



"Panic on Las Ramblas' — Jornal de Noticias



"Terror in Catalonia" — El Comercio



"Terror tinges the ramparts ("ramblas') of the world with blood" — Correio Braziliense



"ISIS attacks the heart of Catalonia" — Vanguardia Mx

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Seven Wacky (And Boozy) Races Around The World

Alcohol, food, costumes and ... wife carrying? Around the world, people have imbued weirdness and fun into the very serious sporting events that are marathons and races. Follow us in exploring the silliest ones out there.

Photograph of runners dressed up in carnival costumes during the Cape Wine Marathon​. They are running next to vineyards on a hill.

Runners dressed up in carnival costumes during the Cape Wine Marathon

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Valeria Berghinz

Long distance running is an athletic feat that many associate with months of hard training, muscle strains and unbelievable breath control work. Running a marathon is no joke — except when it is.

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Around the world, lovers of athleticism have found ways to turn the sport of racing into a fun, and often outright weird, event. Sometimes it's about costumes, other times its about putting a twist on cultural traditions, and a lot of the time it's about alcohol.

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