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German train attack: Afghan knifeman ‘wanted revenge’ for friend’s death

German train attack: Afghan knifeman ‘wanted revenge’ for friend’s death

Image copyright None Image caption IS released the video on Tuesday Prosecutors in Germany say a teenager who attacked train passengers with an axe in Wuerzburg had learnt that a friend had been killed in Afghanistan, and wanted to get revenge. The 17 year-old, who arrived in Germany a year ago as an unaccompanied refugee, […]

German train attack: IS releases video of ‘Afghan knifeman’

German train attack: IS releases video of ‘Afghan knifeman’

Image copyright None Image caption IS released the video on Tuesday The so-called Islamic State has released a video purporting to show an Afghan asylum seeker making threats before attacking a German train. The 17-year-old injured four people with an axe and knife, one critically, in the attack in Wuerzburg on Monday evening. He was […]

Turkey coup: 15,200 education staff suspended

Turkey coup: 15,200 education staff suspended

Turkey has suspended 15,200 education staff for alleged ties to an exiled cleric it blames for last week’s failed coup. The Ministry of Education made the announcement – it is not clear yet who those suspended are. It comes after Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim vowed to purge supporters of Fethullah Gulen “by the roots”. […]

Man knifes mother and three daughters at French holiday park

Man knifes mother and three daughters at French holiday park

A woman and her three daughters have been attacked by a knife-wielding man at a holiday site in the south of France, French media report. All four were taken to hospital, with one of the daughters in a critical condition, a police source said. A man, 37, was arrested trying to leave the scene in […]

German train attack: Afghan refugee ‘had IS flag in room’

German train attack: Afghan refugee ‘had IS flag in room’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The IS-linked Amaq news agency said the teenager was an IS “fighter” A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say. The 17-year-old injured four people […]

German train attack: Afghan refugee ‘had IS flag in room’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The attacker was shot dead by police as he fled A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say. The 17-year-old injured four people from Hong […]

Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan signals death penalty return

Turkey coup attempt: Erdogan signals death penalty return

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denies using the coup to crack down on his opponents Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is ready to reinstate the death penalty “if the people demand it”, following the recent coup attempt. He was addressing supporters outside his Istanbul residence who were chanting […]

Russian doping: Olympic chiefs to decide on sanctions after McLaren report

Russian doping: Olympic chiefs to decide on sanctions after McLaren report

Media playback is not supported on this device Russian doping: Wada calls for total Russia ban from Rio 2016 Olympics Russia should be banned from this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics after evidence was found of a four-year, state-sponsored doping programme, says the World Anti-Doping Agency. A Wada-commissioned report found urine samples of Russian competitors were […]

UK will not abandon EU friends, says Boris Johnson

Media captionForeign Secretary Boris Johnson says the UK will still play a “leading role” in Europe The UK’s exit from the EU does not mean it will be leaving Europe or “abandoning” its friends, the new foreign secretary has said in Brussels. Making his debut on the international stage, Boris Johnson said the EU needed […]

Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wuerzburg

Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wuerzburg

Image copyright EPA Image caption The attacker fled the train but was chased by police A teenage Afghan refugee armed with an axe and knife injured four people on a train in southern Germany before being shot dead by police, officials say. Three people were seriously hurt and one suffered minor injuries in the attack […]