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Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night The cell behind the Barcelona van attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including the city’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, a suspect has told a Madrid court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects who gave evidence. The group’s plans […]

Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver ‘shot down’

Image copyright AFP Image caption A witness at the scene tipped off police Spanish police have confirmed the man shot in an operation outside Barcelona is Younes Abouyaaqoub – the chief suspect in the van attack in the city last Thursday. Wearing a fake explosive belt, he was shot in the Subirats area, close to […]

US Navy orders ‘operational pause’ after collision

Media captionThe timing of this incident is awkward for the United States The US Navy has ordered a worldwide “operational pause” of its fleet after a destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing. Five other sailors were injured in the crash involving the guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain. The […]

University of Texas removes four Confederate statues

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Monuments to Confederate figures are symbols of “modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism”, the college said The University of Texas has removed four Confederate monuments overnight in the wake of violent clashes in Virginia earlier this month. A statue of General Robert E Lee was among those taken down from the […]

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

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’

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’

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

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

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 […]

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