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Metal attached to headless torso of woman

Metal attached to headless torso of woman

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The torso of a Swedish journalist found in waters southwest of Copenhagen was intentionally weighed down with a piece of metal, Danish police have said.Kim Wall's body was discovered attached to a piece of metal "likely with the purpose to make it sink", said Copenhagen police chief Jens Moeller Jensen.Earlier, investigators confirmed the torso belonged to the reporter who had been missing for nearly two weeks.The 30-year-old had not been seen since she was spotted on a 60ft homemade submarine on 10 August with Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who built the sub Nautilus.The freelance journalist had met with Madsen to interview him for a feature story she was writing.Image:Ms Wall was last seen aboard Peter Madsen's submarine on 10 AugustA torso missing its head, legs and arms was discovered i...
Barcelona suspect tells court bigger attack was planned

Barcelona suspect tells court bigger attack was planned

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Aug. 22 (UPI) -- One of the suspected members in a terrorist cell that carried out last week's fatal attacks in Spain told a Madrid court that a bigger plot was in the works.Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, was injured in a house explosion in Alcanar last Wednesday. Over the next two days, police say, terrorists carried out a series of attacks in and around Barcelona, killing 15 people and injuring more than 100 others.Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects from what police called a terrorist cell. They each are appearing before the Madrid high court.Unnamed judicial sources told Spanish media he had confessed to police and in a closed court hearing said a bigger attack was planned.Judicial sources told El Mundo that Houli Chemlal testified the iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral was one o...
Trump backtracks on Afghanistan troops

Trump backtracks on Afghanistan troops

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Donald Trump has laid the way for an increase in US troops in Afghanistan, vowing he would "fight to win" America's longest war. The President said his original instinct was to pull US forces out but he now feared such a move would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill.Mr Trump did not specify how many more troops would be added and gave no timeline for ending the US presence in Afghanistan.But officials said he had signed off on Defense Secretary James Mattis' plans to send about 4,000 more to add to the 8,400 now deployed.In a televised address, Mr Trump also put pressure on Pakistan, India and NATO allies to step up their own commitment in the country.Image:The President has warned that his country is 'not nation building again'Speaking at a military base near Washington, he said: "Near...
Barcelona van driver in 'bomb belt' shot dead

Barcelona van driver in 'bomb belt' shot dead

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Police have shot and killed the suspected van driver who left 13 people dead in the terror attack on Barcelona.Younes Abouyaaquob was wearing a fake suicide belt when he was shot by officers in Subirats, a municipality 20 miles west of the city.The Spanish bomb squad sent a robot to inspect his body but concluded the explosives were not real.El Pais newspaper claimed the 22-year-old shouted "Allahu Akbar" before he was shot.A number of knives were found on his body - which has now been taken away.Image:Abouyaaqoub was pictured on CCTV fleeing the attack on La Ramblas (centre)Catalan authorities posted on Twitter: "We confirm that the man shot down in #subirats is Younes Abouyaaqoub, author of the terrorist attack in #barcelona."El Mundo reported that a witness had spotted the suspect near ...
US Navy ship and oil tanker collide near Singapore

US Navy ship and oil tanker collide near Singapore

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTen US Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided near Singapore, the Navy says.The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred.A wide-ranging search and rescue operation is under way.It is the second collision involving a US Navy ship in recent months.What do we know about the collision?It was reported before dawn at 05:24 local time on Monday (21:24 GMT on Sunday) and took place east of the Strait of Singapore, as the USS John S McCain prepared to perform a routine port stop in Singapore.Singapore and US authorities said the destroyer sustained damage to her port sid...