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Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police. Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police.
Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday's Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was killed some 25 miles (40km) west of Barcelona near a sewage treatment works following a tip off. Abouyaaqoub, wearing a fake explosive belt, is repo...
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Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona. Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona.
Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, after an earlier one in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens. The men were linked to the Barcelona attack, police say. Police are still hunting the man who drove his van into crowds on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday. Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy described it as a...
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Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira. Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira.
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 of the main town, Funchal, spreading panic among people enjoying the festivities. Two children are reported to have been killed, and some of the injured are said to be foreign nationals. Reports sugges...
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Sydney tent city: Homeless people leave Martin Place after new laws. Sydney tent city: Homeless people leave Martin Place after new laws.
Sydney's "tent city", which ignited debate about homelessness in Australia, has begun to be dismantled following the introduction of new laws. Homeless people had been camping at Martin Place in central Sydney for more than six months. State legislators argued the camp was unauthorised and compromised public safety. They granted police powers to remove the tents, but residents began leaving ...
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Kenya election: Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga. Kenya election: Uhuru Kenyatta defeats Raila Odinga.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday's election, officials say. Mr Kenyatta, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%. After the announcement, Mr Kenyatta called for unity, telling opposition supporters: "I reach out to you... We are all citizens of the same republic". But the opposition rejected the results e...
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Al-Qaeda hostages McGown and Gustafsson talk of time in Sahara. Al-Qaeda hostages McGown and Gustafsson talk of time in Sahara.
Stephen McGown watched the swallows migrate back and forth across the Sahara six times before he was finally rescued from the grip of Islamist extremists. In that time, he only truly feared for his life on three occasions - all of them within the first panicked months which followed his kidnap from a hotel in Timbuktu. Each time, the feeling was the same. "Your brain takes you to another ...
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Deadly earthquake strikes China's Sichuan province. Deadly earthquake strikes China's Sichuan province.
An earthquake has killed at least five people and injured more than 60 in China's south-western province of Sichuan, officials say. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck in the sparsely-populated north of Sichuan, the US Geological Survey said. Some reports suggest the death toll could be much higher. The epicentre was close to an area popular with tourists. Sichuan province is prone to earthqua...
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Australian teenager in hospital after sea bug attack. Australian teenager in hospital after sea bug attack.
An Australian teenager is recovering in hospital after being bitten by multiple "mite-sized sea critters". Sam Kanizay, 16, found his feet and ankles covered in blood after soaking his legs in Melbourne's Brighton Beach on Saturday evening. Jarrod Kanizay said his son arrived home with what "looked like a war injury" and that his legs would not stop bleeding. The family are seeking expert...
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Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices and take network off air. Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices and take network off air.
Israel is seeking to close Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera's offices in the country and revoke its journalists' media credentials. Communications Minister Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported terrorism, and said both its Arabic and English-language channels would be taken off air. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the broadcaster of "incitement". Al Jazeera has...
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Two killed in Portugal beach plane crash. Two killed in Portugal beach plane crash.
A man and a child have been killed after a light aircraft made an emergency landing on a beach in Portugal. Authorities said the incident took place on Sao Joao beach in Caparica, south-west of Lisbon. The National Maritime Authority said a middle-aged man and a young girl died after they were unable to avoid the plane. The plane's only two occupants were unharmed, it added. The Diario...
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