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FIND HIM: Hunt for van driver in Barcelona attack revealed as 'very shy' Moroccan
FIND HIM: Hunt for van driver in Barcelona attack revealed as 'very shy' Moroccan

Younes Abouyaaqoub is said to be at the centre of the investigation into the massacre on Las Ramblas that left 13 dead and at nearly 130 injured.

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, police in Catalonia said they were searching for the man, who is understood to be a key member of a jihadist cell.

One former classmate described Abouyaaqoub as "very shy".

She told La Vanguardia newspaper: "He didn’t like attention.

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August 19, 2017

Knifeman 'wearing fake suicide belt' wounds eight in Russian city centre rampage
Knifeman 'wearing fake suicide belt' wounds eight in Russian city centre rampage

The stabbing spree took place in the remote Siberian city of Surgut.

Local media reported the attacker was wearing a fake suicide belt and named him as 23-year-old Bobichel Abdurakhmanov.

A spokeswoman for the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee refused to comment on whether the incident was terrorism related but it is not thought to be a primary motive at present.

A man was running along the m...

August 19, 2017

US Air Force demonstrates just how close F-16 jets can get to North Korea
US Air Force demonstrates just how close F-16 jets can get to North Korea

In a Twitter outburst, Mr Trump declared the United States’ own forces were “locked and loaded”, urging the Kim regime to consider their actions carefully.

Kim Jong-un used his state media to insist North Korea is ready for the “enveloping fire” over Guam but will wait on the “foolish Yankees” before attacking.

We like to say in the 51st Fighter Wing is that ‘we’re ready to fi...

August 19, 2017

Solar eclipse 2017: Once in a century phenomenon could be RUINED by poor weather
Solar eclipse 2017: Once in a century phenomenon could be RUINED by poor weather

The solar eclipse may be obscured by cloudy weather, which would prevent half of the United States from seeing the once in a century phenomenon.

While it’s too soon to accurately forecast the weather for Monday’s highly anticipated celestial spectacle, the National Weather Service has said computer models are not predicting favourable conditions.

Their meteorologists have warned people hoping to see the solar eclipse th...

August 19, 2017

North Korea vs USA news live: Trump ramps up shows of military force despite Guam threat
North Korea vs USA news live: Trump ramps up shows of military force despite Guam threat

The US will hold its annual joint military exercises with South Korea on Monday, a display which could provoke Kim Jong-un’s wrath.

The Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills have taken place each year since the 1970s, but Monday’s will mark the first since North Korea threatened to strike the US Pacific territory of Guam.

Pyongyang successfully launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July, proving that it has the te...

August 19, 2017

'He doesn't have much time' Donald Trump losing grip of White House control, warns expert
'He doesn't have much time' Donald Trump losing grip of White House control, warns expert

The controversial advisor mutually agreed with White House chief of Staff John Kelly that Friday would be his last day working for Mr Trump.

Mr Bannon claimed there were no military options open to reacting to North Korean threats about attacking the US territory of Guam, which came after Mr Trump said he would react with “fire and fury” in the event of an attack.

I don’t think he has much time at all beca...

August 19, 2017

Japanese coastal town evacuated as North Korea nuclear war fears mount
Japanese coastal town evacuated as North Korea nuclear war fears mount

Japan's Ground Self Defense Force Type 90 tanks (front) and U.S. Marine Corps LAV-25 Light Armoured Vehicles take part in their joint exercise, named Northern Viper 17

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August 19, 2017

Europe's 'ticking time bomb': Italy could DESTROY Eurozone as M5S soars in polls
Europe's 'ticking time bomb': Italy could DESTROY Eurozone as M5S soars in polls

Rome has been forced to bail out several high-profile banks this year, including Monte dei Paschi, Popolare di Vicensa and Vento Banca.

The economic upheaval has boosted anti-establishment and centre-right parties ahead of Italy's general election, set to be held before spring 2018.

The Italian government stepped in to rescue the banks

Dr Kostas Maronitis, of Leeds Trinity University, said ex-Prime Minis...

August 19, 2017

Car ploughs into crowd at shopping mall in Sydney, Australia, baby among injured
Car ploughs into crowd at shopping mall in Sydney, Australia, baby among injured

A baby is among the wounded in Westfield Chatswood Mall in the city, with six people being rushed to hospital.

Bystanders fled fearing a Barcelona-style attack could be taking place, as the car mounted the pavement and careered into crowds.

Witnesses said it skimmed past a shop and into crowds including what looked to be grandparents and a baby in a pram at the busy intersection.

One woman, reportedly aged 22, was airlifted t...

August 19, 2017


	Foreign Office warns further terror attacks are 'likely'
Foreign Office warns further terror attacks are 'likely'

British tourists in Spain were today warned to expect further terror attacks - as Europe's top cop said holidaymakers faced their highest threat in a generation. 

Europol's chief Rob Wainwright spoke of the highest-ever terror alert on the continent following a string of attacks on holidaymakers.

The 49-year-old tweeted this morning: 'Terrorism at its most simple and brutal. And highly challenging for police to stop. Highest threa...

August 19, 2017


	Barcelona attack: Inside 'jihadi' Moussa Oukair's flat
Barcelona attack: Inside 'jihadi' Moussa Oukair's flat

Manhunt: Police are searching for Las Ramblas terror suspect Moussa Oukabir, a 17-year-old Moroccan IT student who lived with his mother and two sisters in Ripoll, north of Barcelona

This is the flat where Las Ramblas terror suspect Moussa Oukabir allegedly plotted to massacre tourists in Barcelona.

Football mad suspected jihadi Oukabir's possessions have been piled up in a corner after anti-terror police searched the humble ground...

August 19, 2017


	NASA reveals 'risky' plan to cool Yellowstone
NASA reveals 'risky' plan to cool Yellowstone

Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense, shared a report on the natural hazard that hadn't been seen outside of the agency until now.

He spoke of the true devastation that could come from an eruption, and the 'risky' methods that the agency is considering for preventing one - including approaches that could potentially go array and set off a supervolcano accidentally.

One such plan would invo...

August 19, 2017


	Spanish police hunt four suspects over Barcelona terror
Spanish police hunt four suspects over Barcelona terror

Spanish police have identified three young jihadis, including a 17-year-old, who were shot dead following Thursday's massacre in Barcelona.

Moussa Oukabir, 17, Said Aallaa, 18, and Mohamed Hychami, 24, were among five terrorists killed in the seaside resort of Cambrils in the early hours of Friday morning.

They were shot dead by a single police officers as they attempted to attack civilians with knives and machetes, while wearing w...

August 19, 2017


	Sir Bruce Forsyth's life in pictures
Sir Bruce Forsyth's life in pictures

Giving his all at Glasto: Bruce, who appeared on the Avalon Stage in 2013, is the oldest person to perform at the famous festival

All that jazz: Bruce, who performed his one-man show on Broadway, with fellow all-rounder Sammy Davis Jnr in 1980

Family man: With first wife Penny and two of their three daughters in 1961. He was married three times and had six children

Lean and keen: Bruce performed for 20 years before becoming a...

August 19, 2017


	Royal Mail sells items 'lost' in post
Royal Mail sells items 'lost' in post

To add insult to injury, some customers whose goods have disappeared are offered derisory compensation of little more than £1.

The issue came to light following problems suffered by online trader Gary Cannell, who sells model racing cars to British enthusiasts.

Royal Mail was yesterday accused of dishonesty after it was revealed to be auctioning off valuable items ‘lost’ in the post

He sold a collection of nine cars made in S...

August 19, 2017


	New Duke of Beaufort 'Bunter' plays in a band and tweets
New Duke of Beaufort 'Bunter' plays in a band and tweets

Doubtless the Marquess of Worcester’s unquenchable love for party-going and party-giving will continue with just as much enthusiasm as it has since 1984 when, thanks to the death of a childless cousin, he found himself one of the most eligible bachelors in the land and heir to one of its greatest feudal titles.

But sometime in the next few days there will be changes — big changes. The death on Wednesday of his 89-year-old father, the Duk...

August 19, 2017


	W Yorks couple have lived in different houses for 16 years
W Yorks couple have lived in different houses for 16 years

This married couple are far from conventional having never lived under the same roof since they met 16 years ago.

Claire and David Burke, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, enjoy an evening in front of the TV together with a glass of wine before Claire waves her husband goodbye as he makes the ten-minute drive back to his own house just four miles away.

The couple say their unusual living arrangements make their relationship stronger t...

August 19, 2017


	Huge blaze breaks out in warehouse near Barcelona Airport
Huge blaze breaks out in warehouse near Barcelona Airport

A huge fire broke out near Barcelona's El Prat Airport this afternoon, leading to smoke billowing across the runway.

Witnesses took to social media to post photos of the warehouse inferno, with one showing black clouds visible from the airport terminal just after 5pm. 

Three fire engines and one helicopter took an hour to extinguish the blaze, which took place in an industrial area called Zona Franca, according to local media. 

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August 19, 2017


	Bruce Forsyth entertained the country with one liners
Bruce Forsyth entertained the country with one liners

Sir Bruce Forsyth graced television screens around the country for more than five decades and was famous for his catchphrases.

With his witty asides, his cheeky smile and his displays of mock outrage, Sir Bruce delighted TV audiences and was one of the most talented, versatile and popular TV entertainers of his generation.

His energy was as phenomenal as his catch-words were infectious. 

Nearly every performance began with th...

August 19, 2017


	Mum-of-two broke her jaw in Tough Mudder race
Mum-of-two broke her jaw in Tough Mudder race

When gym enthusiast Carrie Price signed up for a five-mile endurance race she expected a few bumps and bruises along the way

When gym enthusiast Carrie Price signed up for a five-mile endurance race she expected a few bumps and bruises along the way.

But she never thought it would land her in hospital with life-changing injuries for which she is still having surgery almost a year on.

The mother of two broke her jaw and nose, ...

August 19, 2017