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Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSpanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, hours after another in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens.Police said the men were linked to the Barcelona attack, which so-called Islamic State said it had carried out.Police are still hunting the man who drove his van into crowds on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday.Spanish media have named Moussa Oubakir, 18, as the suspect.He is the brother of Driss Oubakir, whose documentation was allegedly used to rent the van involved in the attack.Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has condemned what he called a "jihadist attack". He has announced three days of national mourning and a minute's silence was held at noon (10:00 GMT) on Fri...
Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

Science
Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people yearly in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say.The number is 50 times more deaths than reported now, the study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal said.Heat waves would cause 99% of all weather-related deaths, it added, with southern Europe being worst affected.Experts said the findings were worrying but some warned the projections could be overestimated.If nothing is done to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to improve policies to reduce the impact against extreme weather events, the study by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre says:Deaths caused by extreme weather could rise from 3,000 a year between 1981 and 2010 to 152,000 between 2071 and 2100Two in three people in Europe w...
How to kill a corporate zombie

How to kill a corporate zombie

Finance
WHAT is the best way to kill a zombie? Fans of Daryl Dixon, a character in “The Walking Dead”, a television series, will know the answer: a crossbow bolt to the brain. Getting rid of corporate zombies, however, is a much more complicated process.Ageing populations mean that the workforces in developed economies are likely to stagnate, or even shrink, in coming decades. That means almost all the burden of economic growth is likely to fall on productivity improvements. There has been a lot of focus on labour-market flexibility as the key to solving this problem, but the flexibility of the corporate sector may be just as important. Indeed, there is a growing belief that the persistence of zombie firms—companies that keep operating despite a poor financial performance—may explain the weak prod

Report: Canadian army sniper sets record for longest kill shot

World
June 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian special elite forces member may have set a world record by killing a suspected insurgent in Iraq in Iraq with the world's longest kill shot, according to a report.The Globe and Mail reported that a member of Canada's Joint Task Force 2 set the world record for longest sniper shot to kill a human being. The unnamed sniper is said to have killed the suspected insurgent from a length of approximately 11,319 feet. The bullet traveled for 10 seconds before penetrating its target."The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces," a military source told the paper. "Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad ...