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Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police inspect the vehicle used in the Cambrils attack Spanish police say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. The attackers were wearing explosive belts, police said. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured […]

Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Media captionEyewitness tells the BBC: “Families were screaming for their kids” Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing […]

Barcelona: Van rams crowds in Ramblas tourist area

Barcelona: Van rams crowds in Ramblas tourist area

Media captionEyewitness Aamer Anwar: “I heard a crash, everybody started to run” At least one person died and 32 were injured after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, police say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrianised area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover in shops and […]

German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

Image copyright AFD Image caption Ms Petry stepped back from the party leadership in April for have her fifth baby A parliamentary committee in eastern Germany has called for Frauke Petry, one of the leaders of Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), to lose her immunity from prosecution over allegations of perjury. The decision comes […]

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction Tens of thousands of trees have been brought down by storms that wreaked havoc across northern and western Poland, the forestry service says. The storms over the weekend killed six people, including two Girl Guides who were crushed by a falling tree. Thousands of homes were also damaged. Poland’s […]

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Image copyright EPA Image caption More migrants could arrive in Spain this year than in Greece, the UN says Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Media captionThe moment parts of a tree fell on a crowd was caught on camera during a Facebook live A falling tree has killed at least 13 people and injured 49 at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a suburb […]

Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU

Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU

Image copyright Getty Images The government says it will propose an “innovative and untested approach” to customs checks as part of its Brexit negotiations. The model, one of two being put forward in a newly-published paper, would mean no customs checks at UK-EU borders. The UK’s alternative proposal – a more efficient system of border […]

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