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BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say a man has set a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country's northeast, injuring six people as well as himself. They say the 27-year-old suspect had at least one knife and poured out a flammable liquid, which caught fire. Police say the wounded include a 6-year-old child. They gave no immediate information on the attacker's possible motive.

ARIS (AP) — Soldiers, police and undercover agents are mixing with pilgrims in the French city of Lourdes, where 20,000 people are expected on Monday for the Feast of the Assumption. Monday's outdoor Mass will present a special security challenge since some pilgrims are in wheelchairs or on stretchers, making the trip here in hopes of finding a miraculous cure. Authorities say pilgrims will be patted down at entry points and bomb squads and canine units will be on duty.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Robert De Niro is comparing Donald Trump to Travis Bickle, the mentally disturbed character De Niro portrayed in the 1976 movie "Taxi Driver." During a question-and answer session today at the Sarajevo Film Festival, De Niro said Trump "is totally nuts." The actor also said Trump has gotten too much attention from the media. De Niro opened the film festival yesterday and presented Martin Scorsese's restored "Taxi Driver."

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The governor of Louisiana says his state is dealing with "unprecedented" flooding after days of heavy rain, and the situation remains dangerous. Gov. John Bel Edwards says more rain is expected and rivers are still rising. He says responders in boats and helicopters have pulled more than 1,000 people from their homes and cars, along with 100 pets. At least two deaths are blamed on the flooding, which is also affecting Mississippi and Alabama.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The pool that's being called "the swamp" at the Rio Olympics is going to be drained. The water at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center has been green-tinged and murky for five days. Officials blame algae, poor maintenance, heat and more swimmers than expected using the facility. Organizers have insisted the water is safe, but say they've decided to take "some radical measures." The water in the main pool is going to be drained and refilled beginning this evening.

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