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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 […]

Turkey’s Erdogan calls German leaders ‘enemies’

Turkey’s Erdogan calls German leaders ‘enemies’

Image copyright Reuters Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Germany’s ruling politicians “enemies of Turkey” who deserve to be rejected by German-Turkish voters. Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. A majority of them backed Mr Erdogan in an April referendum. […]

Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

Media captionShocked residents describe the scene of the attack in Cambrils 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 […]

Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police inspect the vehicle used in the Cambrils attack Spanish police say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. The attackers were wearing explosive belts, police said. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured […]

Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Barcelona attack: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Media captionEyewitness tells the BBC: “Families were screaming for their kids” Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing […]

Barcelona: Van rams crowds in Ramblas tourist area

Barcelona: Van rams crowds in Ramblas tourist area

Media captionEyewitness Aamer Anwar: “I heard a crash, everybody started to run” At least one person died and 32 were injured after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, police say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrianised area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover in shops and […]

German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

Image copyright AFD Image caption Ms Petry stepped back from the party leadership in April for have her fifth baby A parliamentary committee in eastern Germany has called for Frauke Petry, one of the leaders of Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), to lose her immunity from prosecution over allegations of perjury. The decision comes […]

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction Tens of thousands of trees have been brought down by storms that wreaked havoc across northern and western Poland, the forestry service says. The storms over the weekend killed six people, including two Girl Guides who were crushed by a falling tree. Thousands of homes were also damaged. Poland’s […]

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Image copyright EPA Image caption More migrants could arrive in Spain this year than in Greece, the UN says Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

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