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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...
Trump has 'inside information' on who protested in Charlottesville: Falwell Jr.

Trump has 'inside information' on who protested in Charlottesville: Falwell Jr.

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Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. defended President Donald Trump's comment that there were "very fine people on both sides" in the Charlottesville protests, saying the president "had information I didn't have" about who participated in the demonstration against removal of a Confederate statue in the Virginia city. "He has inside information that I don't have," Falwell Jr. told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday. "I don't know if there were historical purists [at the protests] who were trying to preserve some statues. I don't know." The Liberty University president added of the president, "I think he saw videos of who was there. I think he was talking about what he had seen … He had information I didn’t have.” Falwell Jr. was r
Iraq's offensive to drive IS fighters out of key city

Iraq's offensive to drive IS fighters out of key city

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Iraqi security forces have launched an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group.Tal Afar and the surrounding area is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in Iraq after victory was declared in July in Mosul, the country's second-largest city.The city, 50 miles (80 km) west of Mosul, sits along a major road that was once a key IS supply route."You either surrender, or die," Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a televised speech announcing the offensive, addressing the militants."The city of Tal Afar will be liberated and will join all the liberated cities."Image:Tal Afar is one of the last pockets of IS-held territory in IraqAbout 2,000 battle-hardened militants remain in the city, according to US and Iraqi military commanders.They are expected to p...
Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

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French first lady Brigitte Macron is speaking out about the 25-year age difference between her and husband Emmanuel Macron, France's 39-year-old president. "There are times in your life where you need to make vital choices," Brigitte, 64, tells Elle France's September issue of her relationship with her husband, whom she first met about 20 years ago and married in 2007. "And for me, that was it. So, what has been said over the 20 years, it's insignificant." She adds, "Of course, we have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles, him with his youth, but it's like that. If I did not make that choice, I would have missed out on my life. I had a lot of happiness with my children and, at the same time, felt I had to live 'this love' as Prevert used to say, to by fully happy." Brigitte Macron ap...