Venezuela's new pro-government constitutional authority formally declared Friday it was seizing power from the opposition-led legislature, tightening President Nicolas Maduro's grip on the country in defiance of international outrage.
A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland's western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack.
The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a northern Mali city in 2012 denied chopping off the hands of suspected thieves, as he stood trial in the capital on Friday.
Vehicle attacks of the sort seen in Barcelona and Cambrils this week are easy to organise, hard to predict and may simply be part of a new reality.
President Donald Trump on Friday finally parted ways with controversial far-right chief strategist Steve Bannon, after weeks of speculation and as the administration reels from the fallout over Trump's response to a violent white supremacist rally.
Spain launched a sweeping anti-terrorism operation on Friday, shooting dead five would-be attackers in Cambrils after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 14 people and wounding scores in an earlier attack.
Syrian actress-turned-activist Fadwa Suleiman, who fled to France after taking part in the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, died in Paris overnight of cancer, her family said Thursday. She was 44.