Barcelona attack: Government says terror cell dismantled

Barcelona attack: Government says terror cell dismantled

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, has emerged as the main suspect in the Barcelona attack The terror cell behind the attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead has been dismantled, Spain’s Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido says. “The cell has been fully dismantled in Barcelona, after examining the people who died, […]

Boston braces for rival protests a week after Charlottesville

Boston braces for rival protests a week after Charlottesville

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Counter-protesters marched towards Boston Common to confront the “free speech” rally Officials in Boston, Massachusetts, are bracing for confrontations as rival protests converge on the city centre. The organisers of the conservative “Free Speech Rally” said they would not offer a platform to racism or bigotry. Hundreds of counter-protesters have […]

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid ‘distraction’

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid ‘distraction’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The White House said Donald and Melania Trump extended their “sincerest congratulations” to award recipients US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to skip an arts awards ceremony to allow those taking part “to celebrate without political distraction”, the White House says. Some of those due to […]

Finland killings: Knifeman ‘targeted women in Turku terror attack’

Finland killings: Knifeman ‘targeted women in Turku terror attack’

Media caption“We won’t ever give in”: Defiant message from eyewitness Anttoni Numminen Police in Finland say a knifeman who killed two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday appeared to choose women as targets. They are treating the attack as a terrorist incident. The suspect, arrested after being shot by police, is an […]

Barcelona and Cambrils: ‘Bigger’ attacks were prepared

Barcelona and Cambrils: ‘Bigger’ attacks were prepared

Image caption An image of Moussa Oukabir, circulated in Spanish press and taken from social media The suspects in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were planning one or more bigger attacks than those that were carried out, police say. Catalonia’s police chief said blasts in a town south of Barcelona on Wednesday deprived the […]

Finland stabbings: Two dead and man shot in Turku

Finland stabbings: Two dead and man shot in Turku

Image copyright AFP Image caption There has been no official statement on the number of people injured Two people have been killed and at least six others injured in a stabbing in Finland, police officials say. Police said they shot the man who attacked several people in the south-western city of Turku. He has been […]

Sierra Leone mudslides: Help needed urgently – president

Sierra Leone mudslides: Help needed urgently – president

Media captionSierra Leone mudslides: Rescue and recovery operation in Freetown Sierra Leone needs “urgent support” now for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, the country’s president says. Ernest Bai Koroma said entire communities had been wiped out and that the “devastation was overwhelming us”. Close to 400 people have […]

Falling tree kills 12 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Falling tree kills 12 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Image copyright EPA Image caption Measures had reportedly been taken to shore up the tree (not pictured) in recent years A falling tree has killed at least 12 people and injured 50 more at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in […]

No sign of Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe in South Africa court

No sign of Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe in South Africa court

Image copyright Gabriella Engels Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has so far failed to appear in a South African court over an assault case despite officials saying she would do. South African police said in the late afternoon they did not know where Mrs Mugabe was. A 20-year-old South African woman has accused Mrs Mugabe […]

Trump under fire for new retweets

Trump under fire for new retweets

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The tweet was deleted 30 minutes after being posted at 07:00 New York time US President Donald Trump has posted an image of a train hitting a CNN reporter three days after a hit-and-run left one person dead at a far-right rally. The cartoon, which Mr Trump deleted after tweeting, […]

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