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BARCELONA, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- The number of people killed in Thursday's double terror attacks rose to 14 after a woman died of injuries at the Joan XXIII hospital, the Catalan emergency services confirmed on Friday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


BEIJING, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday extended condolences to Spanish King Felipe VI over the deadly terrorist attack in central Barcelona that left at least 13 people dead and more than 100 others injured Thursday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


PARIS, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Some 26 French people were wounded, at least eleven of them in serious condition, during the attack Thursday in the Spanish city of Barcelona, French Foreign Minister Jeans-Yves Le Drian announced Friday morning in a statement, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


MANILA, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- The Philippines has recorded a second outbreak of bird flu in another province on the main Luzon island, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


LAMU (Kenya), Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Suspected Somali Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, beheaded three people and torched several houses in the latest overnight attacks in Kenya's coastal region of Lamu, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


BUENOS AIRES, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Thursday praised China's anti-poverty measures which have successfully lifted "hundreds of millions" of people out of poverty, China's Xinhua news agency reported.