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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 ...
3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany

3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany

World
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- At least three people died Friday and several others were hurt in separate stabbing attacks in Finland and Germany, authorities said.In Finland, police confirmed two deaths and six people injured at two marketplaces near each other in the city center -- the Central Market and Puutori-Market Squares -- on Friday afternoon.Police shot the suspected assailant in the leg and arrested him, state broadcaster YLE reported.South-West Finland police said via Twitter: "Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre."Eyewitnesses reported one or more gunshots, and saw one person was lying on the ground."It was really horrible. We were sitting on a terrace just next to the square and this woman just screamed like hell and this guy was standing i...
Cannibals engraved bones of the dead

Cannibals engraved bones of the dead

Science
A series of zig-zag marks on a human bone found in a UK cave is evidence of a cannibalistic ritual that took place some 12-17,000 years ago.Scientists have long recognised that cannibals operated at Gough’s Cave in Somerset, but were unsure whether the practice of eating other people had any symbolic significance.Reporting in the journal Plos One, researchers say the unusual cuts on a forearm bone are deliberate.They are not simple butchery markings.Nor are they teeth marks.What is more, the zig-zags appear to match designs used on other engraved objects from the same time period."The engraved motif on the Gough's Cave bone is similar to engravings observed in other Magdalenian European sites," said Silvia Bello from London’s Natural History Museum."However, what is exceptional in this cas
Award-winning musician Glen Campbell dead at 81

Award-winning musician Glen Campbell dead at 81

Entertainment
Aug. 8 (UPI) -- American musician Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81, his official website announced Tuesday.The singer and guitarist, who also dabbled in acting, had Alzheimer's disease.The website announcement said Campbell's surviving wife, Kim Campbell, would later release a statement of her own.Campbell, an award-winning pop and country musician, was among the best-selling male solo artists in U.S. history. He released more than 70 albums and won six Grammy awards -- most recently in 2014 for the song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You."In addition to his solo career, Campbell was an accomplished studio musician, working with acts like the Beach Boys and Frank Sinatra, especially as a member of the acclaimed backing group known as the Wrecking Crew.Campbell also starred alongside John Wayne...
Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves one dead

Israeli embassy in Amman: Shooting leaves one dead

World
A Jordanian man has been killed, and an Israeli and another Jordanian wounded in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in Jordan's capital Amman.The two Jordanians were working for a furniture firm and entered the embassy before the shooting, police say.Few details have been revealed and what sparked the shooting is unclear.Security forces have sealed off the embassy with the Israeli authorities evacuating staff.The shooting happened in a residential building used by the Israeli embassy, Jordanian police say.The three people were hospitalised, with one of the Jordanians dying from bullet wounds, according to a statement. It said investigations were still in their "initial phases".Israeli authorities are not commenting on the incident and have imposed reporting restrictions.The heavily...