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Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims

Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption The royal couple will attend the Mass at Sagrada Familia King Felipe and Queen Letizia are to attend Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia to mourn the 14 people killed in van attacks in Catalonia. Police are still hunting the driver of the van that killed 13 at Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. A […]

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 […]

Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain

Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dogan Akhanli’s lawyer said it was “”unbelievable” that Turkey was “chasing critics abroad” A German-Turkish writer who is a known critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been arrested in Spain. Dogan Akhanli, who has written extensively on human rights in Turkey, was detained at the request of Turkish […]

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, […]

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 […]

Band halts gig after fan is groped

Band halts gig after fan is groped

The Architects interrupted their gig in Amsterdam on Friday after the lead singer claimed he saw a fan being groped. Sam Carter said: “I saw a girl, a woman, crowd surfing over here. I’m not going to point out who but I saw you grab at her boob.” The British metalcore band from Brighton told […]

Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut

Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut

Image copyright EPA Seven people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say. The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti […]

French fighter jet ‘tracks’ airliner

French fighter jet ‘tracks’ airliner

Image copyright Emily Hatfield/PA Image caption The fighter jet stayed with the Jet2 plane for about 15 minutes A passenger on board a plane flying from Spain to Birmingham has told of the “terrifying” moment holidaymakers realised their aircraft was being shadowed by a French fighter jet. The Jet2 plane, travelling to the UK from […]

Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver

Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Abouyaaqoub, 22, is believed to be on the run The driver in Thursday’s van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say. They are hunting for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, named by Spanish media as the suspected […]

Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for ‘mercy’ to end case

Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for ‘mercy’ to end case

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Image caption Roman Polanski (R) raped Samantha Geimer in 1977 A court in Los Angeles has refused a plea by a sex-abuse victim of the film director Roman Polanski to have the 40 year-old rape case dismissed. Samantha Geimer, who is now 54, had told the Los Angeles Superior Court she […]