Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Media captionEyewitness Aamer Anwar: “Families were screaming for their children” Thirteen people have died and dozens were injured after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas, popular with tourists, police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover. Police are […]

Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Civil War statues have prompted protests for many years US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of “beautiful” Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our […]

Barcelona: Van hits crowds in Ramblas tourist area

Barcelona: Van hits crowds in Ramblas tourist area

Image copyright Steven Turner A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Ramblas tourist area. Spanish police say several people have been injured in a “massive crash”, while emergency services are urging people to stay away from the area around Pla├ža Catalunya. Reports from the scene say people are taking cover in nearby shops and […]

Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’

Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon (l), pictured with another key White House figure (r) Jared Kushner, is seen as one of the most influential voices in the Trump administration The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon […]

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Image copyright AFP A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied permission for an abortion by the Indian Supreme Court last month has given birth to a baby girl. The girl is not aware that she has given birth. During her pregnancy she was told her bulge was because she had a big stone in her […]

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Business councils disband over Trump remarks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Strategy and Policy Forum agreed to disband as Mr Trump ends the group of corporate leaders. President Trump has said he is scrapping two business councils after more bosses quit over his handling of violent clashes in Virginia. Business leaders left the White House manufacturing council after the […]

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Media captionDoes Trump react to some hate crimes faster than others? Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to “reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms”. They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” […]

What Trump said versus what I saw

President Trump says a torch-lit rally in Charlottesville on Friday night was peaceful and insists that “both sides” were to blame for violent clashes the following day. The BBC’s Joel Gunter was there and assesses what the president got right and wrong. Video by Paul Blake Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40952796What Trump said versus what I […]

Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in S Africa case

Grace Mugabe asks for diplomatic immunity in S Africa case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe is the second wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s government has sought diplomatic immunity for President Robert Mugabe’s wife in the assault case against her in South Africa, South Africa’s police ministry has said. Grace Mugabe was still in South Africa, it added, contradicting earlier reports that […]

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