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Protests for Navalny across Russia on Putin birthday

Protests for Navalny across Russia on Putin birthday

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds marched in Moscow – the banner reads: “We demand honest elections” More than 100 people have been arrested as supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny hold protests in some 80 cities across Russia, reports say. They are demanding he be allowed to stand in 2018 presidential elections. The rallies […]

Poland Catholics hold controversial prayer day on borders

Poland Catholics hold controversial prayer day on borders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many people said they were praying for their Catholic faith Tens of thousands have taken part in a controversial prayer day in Poland. Catholics were encouraged to go to designated points along the country’s borders for a mass rosary prayer for the salvation of Poland and the world. Church leaders […]

Catalonia referendum: Spain apologises to injured Catalans

Catalonia referendum: Spain apologises to injured Catalans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police moved in to prevent people voting in Sunday’s disputed election The Spanish government’s representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured during police efforts to stop Sunday’s independence referendum. But Enric Millo blamed the Catalan government for holding an illegal vote. Meanwhile the government in Madrid has issued […]

Catalan crisis: Spanish court bars MPs’ independence move

Catalan crisis: Spanish court bars MPs’ independence move

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pro-independence demonstrations have continued, following Sunday’s referendum Spain’s Constitutional Court has suspended next Monday’s session of the Catalan parliament, in a bid to pre-empt a possible push for independence. The court said such a move would be “a breach of the constitution”. Earlier Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Catalonia’s regional […]

Pro-independence Catalans defy King Felipe VI’s warning

Pro-independence Catalans defy King Felipe VI’s warning

Media captionCarles Puigdemont spoke to the BBC on Tuesday evening Pro-independence Catalan leaders are pressing ahead despite an emphatic warning from King Felipe VI. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont told the BBC he would declare independence “at the end of this week or the beginning of next”. The European Union said it was “time to talk” […]

Las Vegas killer’s girlfriend in US

Las Vegas killer’s girlfriend in US

Image caption US police have said the woman, a former casino employee, was living with Paddock in Nevada The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock has arrived in the United States, where she is due to be questioned by police. Marilou Danley was met by federal agents as she landed in Los Angeles from […]

Las Vegas shooting: Trump dubs killer ‘sick and demented’

Las Vegas shooting: Trump dubs killer ‘sick and demented’

Media captionHow the horror unfolded – in two minutes President Donald Trump has described the gunman who killed 59 people and injured 527 in Las Vegas on Sunday as “a sick man, a demented man”. Speaking at the White House, he said he would look at gun laws “as times goes by” but he did […]

Las Vegas shooting: More than 50 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel

Las Vegas shooting: More than 50 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel

Media captionHow the horror unfolded – in two minutes More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by […]

Catalan referendum: Spain region ‘not seeking traumatic split’

Catalan referendum: Spain region ‘not seeking traumatic split’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Carles Puigdemont appealed for international mediation to help solve the growing crisis Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said he is not planning a “traumatic” split with Spain, after a disputed independence referendum on Sunday. He said he wanted a new understanding with the central government in Madrid. Catalan officials […]

Catalan referendum: ‘Hundreds hurt’ as police try to stop voters

Catalan referendum: ‘Hundreds hurt’ as police try to stop voters

Media captionPolice storm Catalan referendum polling station and take away ballots Barcelona’s mayor says at least 460 people have been injured as police have used force to try to prevent voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum. The Spanish government has pledged to stop a poll that was declared illegal by the country’s constitutional court. Police officers […]