Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police say the wrecked house in Alcanar is a focal point of the investigation A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks this week had 120 gas canisters and planned to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house said to be used […]

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Hunt for suspect in Spain

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Hunt for suspect in Spain

Image caption An image of Moussa Oukabir, circulated in Spanish press and taken from social media A massive manhunt is under way in Spain for the man suspected of killing 13 people and injuring scores on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. Spanish media named the man being sought as 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir. He is suspected […]

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional […]

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Samurai sword attack at Taiwan’s presidential palace

Image copyright AFP A man has been arrested in Taipei after injuring a military policeman outside Taiwan’s presidential building using a samurai sword. The man, surnamed Lu, allegedly stole the sword from a museum. He was carrying a Chinese flag and told police he was expressing his political views. The injured guard was taken to […]

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Indian rape victim, 10, and her baby ‘doing fine’

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old Indian rape victim and the baby girl she gave birth to are doing fine, her doctor told the BBC. Dr Dasari Harish said her surgery was initially scheduled for Monday, but […]

US senator Chappelle-Nadal’s Trump assassination post investigated

US senator Chappelle-Nadal’s Trump assassination post investigated

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Maria Chappelle-Nadal said she posted the comment in frustration and anger A state senator from Missouri is being investigated by the US Secret Service for saying she hopes President Donald Trump will be assassinated. Democratic state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted the comment on Facebook but later deleted it. The Secret […]

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section

Image copyright AFP Image caption India has a grim record of sexual assaults on children, with more than 10,000 raped in 2015 A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied permission for an abortion by the Indian Supreme Court last month has given birth to a baby girl. The girl is not aware that she has […]

North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

Image copyright AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS Image caption US tensions with North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un (pictured) have flared in recent weeks A military response to North Korea would be “horrific” but remains an option, the top military adviser to US President Donald Trump says. Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint […]

White nationalists are ‘clowns’ – Trump aide

White nationalists are ‘clowns’ – Trump aide

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon (l), pictured with another key White House figure (r) Jared Kushner, is seen as one of the most influential voices in the Trump administration The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon […]

ICC Timbuktu case: Mali Islamist liable for €3m in damages

ICC Timbuktu case: Mali Islamist liable for €3m in damages

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mahdi expressed remorse during his trial An Islamist militant who is serving a prison sentence for destroying ancient mausoleums in Timbuktu has been found liable for nearly 3m euros in damages. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was jailed for nine years last September by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He admitted leading […]

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