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Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain this week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say.Canisters were found at a house, said to be used by the cell, that blew up in

Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTens of thousands of anti-racism protesters have opposed the "Free Speech" rally in the US city of Boston that featured right-wing speakers.The rally on Boston Common, which attracted only a small crowd, di

Barcelona and Cambrils: ‘Bigger’ attacks were prepared

The suspects in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were planning one or more bigger attacks than those that were carried out, police say.They said blasts on Wednesday in a town south of Barcelona deprived plotters of bomb material, so they execute

Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 13 people have died and 80 were injured after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas tourist area, police and local officials say.The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area, m

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceFormer Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to "reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms".They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash

Sierra Leone mudslides: Urgent plea for help as death toll rises

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSierra Leone needs "urgent support" for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, the country's president says. Ernest Bai Koroma said entire communities had been wiped out a

Trump condemns ‘evil racism’ in Charlottesville

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump has spoken out against racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday."Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are crimi

Charlottesville: Trump criticised over response to far-right

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump is facing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his response to violence at a Virginia white supremacist rally.A woman was killed and 19 were injured when a car ploughe

Charlottesville: Violent clashes over US far-right rally

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceViolence has erupted in Charlottesville in the US state of Virginia between white nationalists and counter-protesters ahead of a far-right march.Several people were injured after a car rammed into a crowd o

Trump warns N Korea that US military is ‘locked and loaded’

President Donald Trump says the US military is "locked and loaded" to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship."Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un

Tainted eggs in Denmark: 20 tonnes sold

Twenty tonnes of insecticide-tainted eggs have been sold in Denmark, the country's food safety authority says.The boiled and peeled eggs were mainly sold to cafeterias, cafes and catering firms, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a

North Korea not imminent threat, says Rex Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says there is no imminent threat from North Korea, despite Pyongyang saying it was considering strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam.Mr Tillerson also defended President Donald Trump, who has threatened North

South Africa Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived his latest vote of no confidence - despite the ballot being held in secret.Opposition parties had hoped the secret ballot would mean some MPs from the governing ANC party might side with them against t

North Korea vows to retaliate against US over sanctions

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceNorth Korea has vowed to retaliate and make "the US pay a price" for drafting fresh UN sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons programme. The sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the UN on Saturday

Venezuela arrests over ‘uprising attempt’

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceArrests have been made in Venezuela after soldiers tried to launch an uprising against President Maduro, officials say.The ruling Socialist Party's deputy leader, Diosdado Cabello, called it a "terrorist at

New Venezuela assembly sacks government critic Luisa Ortega

Venezuela's new constituent assembly has voted to sack top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, during its first day of work.Ms Ortega, a vocal critic of left-wing President Nicolás Maduro, had opposed the assembly's inauguration on Friday, citing allegations o

US attorney general says four charged in crackdown on leaks

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe US attorney general has said four people have been charged over leaks as the Trump administration launched a crackdown on embarrassing disclosures.Jeff Sessions said the suspects were accused of divulgi

Trump ‘pressed Mexico to stop talk of wall payments’

US President Donald Trump urged the Mexican president to stop publicly saying he would not pay for a proposed border wall, according to transcripts.Mr Trump admonished Enrique Pena Nieto for publicly denouncing the wall during a 27 January phone call

Venezuela vote: Turnout figure ‘tampered with’

Turnout numbers for Sunday's controversial vote in Venezuela have been "tampered with", the company that provided the voting system alleges.Venezuela's electoral authorities said more than eight million people, or 41.5% of the electorate, had voted f

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAlmost 500 people arrested after last year's failed coup in Turkey have appeared in court accused of taking part in the plot. Some of the handcuffed defendants were jeered as they were individually escorted

Mike Pence reassures Baltic states over Russia ‘threat’

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS Vice-President Mike Pence has reaffirmed Washington's commitment to the security of the Baltic states if they face any aggression from Russia.Speaking in Estonia, he called Russia their biggest security

Venezuelan officials killed as voting starts

A leading candidate in Sunday's assembly elections and an opposition activist have been killed in Venezuela.The killings took place before voting started to elect a new assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution. The opposition says it is a pow

North Korea says missile test shows all US within range

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceNorth Korea has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), describing it as a "stern warning" for the US.North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test proved that t

North Korea conducts new ballistic missile test

North Korea has conducted another missile test, Japanese and South Korean officials say.The missile appeared to land in the sea off Japan, the Japanese national broadcaster NHK said.In early July, Pyongyang claimed to have successfully tested an inte

No change in transgender policy, says Pentagon

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTransgender people will not be banned from serving in the US military until the president issues guidance to the Pentagon, military officials say.In a surprise tweet on Wednesday, President Donald Trump ann