Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Hunt for suspect in Spain

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Hunt for suspect in Spain

A massive manhunt is under way in Spain for the man suspected of killing 13 people and injuring scores on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. Spanish media named the man being sought as 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir. He is suspected of using his brother’s documents to rent the van that mowed down people on the famous boulevard. Hours later, police killed five suspected jihadists in a second vehicle attack in the town of Cambrils. A woman…

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Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona

Spanish police say they have killed five people in the town of Cambrils to stop a second attempted van attack after an earlier one in Barcelona. The attackers were wearing explosive belts, police said. Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon. The driver of the can fled and is still at large. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was a…

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Grenfell Tower pupils enjoy 'good day' as they collect exam results

Grenfell Tower pupils enjoy 'good day' as they collect exam results

Students from Kensington Aldridge Academy, at the foot of Grenfell Tower, were among those receiving their AS-level results on Thursday. Four pupils died in the fire in the London tower block in June, 50 were made homeless and the whole school has had to relocate. “It’s been tough for people,” says Kai Chappell, the school’s 17-year-old head boy. He was among about 100 Kensington Aldridge students picking up their results from a classroom in a…

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Teenagers to find out A-level results

Teenagers to find out A-level results

The long wait for A-level results is almost over for teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A drop in applications for university this year is expected to mean a “buyer’s market” with more options available for those looking for places. Changes to the qualifications system mean many A-levels are being decided by final exams, with no link to AS-levels. But the national results are expected to be kept similar to last year, when a…

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Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has said it is important to condemn far-right views “wherever we hear them” as she was asked about Donald Trump’s response to clashes in the United States. The PM said: “I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them.” President Trump has faced criticism for blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. A woman was killed when a…

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Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

The government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in its new position paper on Brexit. The paper is part of its negotiations with the European Union and the broad ideas in the document appear familiar. It says the government does not want to see any physical infrastructure at the Irish border, such as customs posts. But Brexit critics have complained that the UK’s proposals…

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Sierra Leone mudslides: Help needed urgently – president

Sierra Leone mudslides: Help needed urgently – president

Media playback is unsupported on your device Sierra Leone needs “urgent support” now for thousands of people hit by mudslides and massive flooding in the capital, the country’s president says. Ernest Bai Koroma said entire communities had been wiped out and that the “devastation was overwhelming us”. More than 300 people have been killed and a mass burial of victims is planned to free up space in mortuaries. Efforts to recover more people from the…

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Brexit: UK suggests 'temporary customs union' with EU

Brexit: UK suggests 'temporary customs union' with EU

The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit. Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with the rest of Europe. This could include a “temporary customs union” after Brexit to prevent border problems as the UK leaves the EU. Businesses have called for clarity since the UK said it was leaving the customs union – the EU’s tariff-free…

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