Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

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 giving evidence. The group’s plans were […]

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

US Navy collision: Remains found in hunt for missing sailors

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The collision was reported at 05:24 local time on Monday east of the Strait of Singapore Human remains have been found in the hunt for 10 US sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a tanker near Singapore, the navy says. The discovery came when divers were sent down to […]

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’

Media caption“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists,” President Trump said The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump’s decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban. Ashraf Ghani thanked the US for supporting “the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism”. Donald Trump has committed the […]

Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot down

Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot down

Image copyright AFP Image caption A roadblock near the scene of the shooting 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

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 […]

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 […]

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

Image copyright AFP Image caption A “red alert” was set up at the border to stop Mrs Mugabe fleeing South Africa The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has failed to appear at the start of a regional leaders summit in South Africa. Grace Mugabe, 52, is claiming diplomatic immunity after she was accused […]

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