Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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(EU-Spain-Barcelona-Pedestrians-Hit) (Audio: 05)

Authorities say many of the dead and injured in a van attack in Barcelona are tourists, although none are believed to be Canadians.

Thirteen people were killed and 100 injured when a van drove onto a busy promenade in downtown Barcelona, mowing down pedestrians.

Five civilians and a police officer were injured in another terrorist attack in the seaside town of Cambrils, which officials say was linked to the Barcelona attack.

The five suspects were shot and killed by police. (2)

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(Canada-Response-Barcelona)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians must renew their commitment to protect society's freedom to promote unity, openness and inclusion.

Trudeau -- who is on a family vacation in B-C this week -- says in a statement that he is deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks in Spain.

The prime minister says Canada grieves with Spain, and will continue working with the international community "to fight terrorism and build a world where we can all feel safe and secure."

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(Wildfires-BC)

Officials in B-C are working to determine whether to extend a provincewide state of emergency declared in response to the raging wildfires, which is set to expire Friday.

The B-C Wildfire Service says crews were able to prevent four fires sparked Wednesday from spreading, but gusty winds and lightning forecasted this weekend could fuel new flames or make existing blazes more aggressive. (2)

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(US-Trump)

U-S President Donald Trump is lashing out at members of his own party over the debate over the removal of Confederate memorials. …

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