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 […]

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 […]

Burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Relatives have been waiting to identify bodies Nearly half of the 400 people known to have died in a mudslide and flooding on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown have already been buried, health officials say. The government had said mass burials would be postponed until Thursday to […]

Politician dons burka in Australian Senate

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pauline Hanson took her usual seat in the Senate chamber The leader of Australia’s far-right One Nation party has worn a burka on the floor of the nation’s Senate. Pauline Hanson’s entrance drew audible shock from other senators ahead of a bid by her party to ban the garment in […]

Trump blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

Media caption“What about the ‘alt-left’,” Trump asked US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at […]

Trump orders review of China’s trade practices

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has asked his country’s top trade official to review China’s practices regarding intellectual property. The move was incremental, but could eventually lead to the US imposing trade sanctions. Mr Trump is trying to balance working with China on relations with North Korea, with his “America-first” trade views. Beijing […]

Taylor Swift wins assault case against DJ

Image copyright AFP Image caption Taylor Swift countersued DJ David Mueller over the 2013 incident Pop star Taylor Swift has won a sexual assault case against ex-radio DJ David Mueller, who she said had groped her at a 2013 concert. He assaulted her by grabbing her bottom beneath her skirt during a photo shoot, a […]

Sierra Leone mudslides: Desperate dig for Freetown survivors

Image copyright EPA Image caption The search for survivors and bodies was due to start again on Tuesday morning The desperate dig for survivors is resuming in Sierra Leone’s capital, after mudslides and floods claimed the lives of more than 300 people. Their homes in Freetown were engulfed after part of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed […]

Burkina Faso terror attack kills 18, government says

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in Ouagadougou Eighteen people have been killed and about 20 have been wounded in a “terrorist attack” in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses were quoted as saying. The attack is now […]

Charlottesville: Virginia governor tells white supremacists: ‘Go home’

Media captionFootage captured the moment a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has said that his only message for the white supremacists who brought chaos to the city of Charlottesville is “Go home”. A woman died and 19 people were injured when a car rammed a […]

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