Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Barcelona attack suspect named as Younes Abouyaaqoub

Image copyright Police handout Image caption Police released images of Abouyaaqoub, saying he was dangerous and may be armed Police in Spain have confirmed the identity of the suspected driver of the van which ploughed into dozens of people in last week’s Barcelona attack. Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, could be armed, officials say, and the manhunt […]

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police say the wrecked house in Alcanar is a focal point of the investigation A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks this week had 120 gas canisters and planned to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house said to be used […]

Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Media captionAnalysing Trump’s timing in reacting to hate crimes Leading figures in Donald Trump’s Republican party have reacted angrily to his latest comments blaming both sides for the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. They culminated with a person being killed and many injured when a car hit people opposed to a far-right rally. […]

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe due in South Africa court over assault

Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe due in South Africa court over assault

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grace Mugabe, 52, is the Zimbabwean president’s second wife Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe, is due in court in South Africa following reports of an alleged assault, South Africa’s police minister says. Fikile Mbalula said: “She’s not under arrest because she co-operated and handed herself over to the police.” She […]

Taylor Swift sexual assault case: Why is it significant?

Taylor Swift sexual assault case: Why is it significant?

Image copyright AFP Image caption “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard,” Taylor Swift says US pop singer Taylor Swift has won a civil case against an ex-DJ who she said grabbed her bottom during a pre-concert photo opportunity in 2013. The case has grabbed headlines for the star’s bold […]

Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ on N Korea

Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ on N Korea

Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump says the US military is “locked and loaded” to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!” he tweeted. He spoke as North Korea accused him […]

Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

Media captionHow safe are Dutch eggs to eat? Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, the European Commission says. The commission will hold a meeting with ministers and regulators on 26 September. Its food safety chief has called countries to stop “blaming and shaming” […]

Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting

Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting

Image copyright Google Google has cancelled an all-staff meeting to discuss a controversial memo about diversity written by former engineer James Damore. It is reported that some staff members were concerned about being singled out online if they were identified while they spoke out during the meeting. The firm said it would “find a better […]

Hong Kong activist ‘abducted by Chinese agents’

Hong Kong activist ‘abducted by Chinese agents’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Howard Lam says he was warned against trying to engage with Liu Xia A veteran democracy activist in Hong Kong says he was kidnapped, beaten and tortured by agents of mainland China after trying to get in touch with Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. […]

Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A dingy filled with migrants that arrived safely in the Greek islands in the same year A German court has jailed two Syrian people traffickers over the deaths of 13 migrants in the Mediterranean in 2015. Two children are still missing after the inflatable dinghy hit a freighter off the […]

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