Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police

Spanish police have shot dead the main suspect in last Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. Police believe he was the driver of a van which careered down the Las Ramblas avenue, killing 13 and injuring more than 100 others. He was killed some 25 miles (40km) west of Barcelona near a sewage treatment works following a tip off. Abouyaaqoub, wearing a fake explosive belt, is reported to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Greatest”). An…

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Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

The key suspect in Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Moussa Oukabir, has been named as one of five men killed by police in the other attack site, Cambrils. Police had earlier said they were searching for Oukabir and three other men. Now only one remains unaccounted for. Four suspects have been arrested. Thirteen people were killed when a van, said to be rented by Oukabir, rammed crowds in Barcelona’s Ramblas district. Police say the suspects had been…

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German nightclub shooting: Two dead in Konstanz

German nightclub shooting: Two dead in Konstanz

A gunman has been shot dead by German police after opening fire at a nightclub in the city of Konstanz. One person was killed and three seriously injured in the attack at about 04:30 (02:30 GMT) on Sunday. The shooter targeted the Grey club in an industrial part of the city, on Max-Stromeyer-Strasse. Police have ruled out a terrorist motive. A spokesperson told N-TV that the gunman was a 34-year-old Iraqi citizen, but not an…

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The Walking Dead: What we learned from the season 8 trailer

The Walking Dead: What we learned from the season 8 trailer

Rick Grimes is back! Fans of The Walking Dead have been eagerly waiting for news of what’s to happen to Rick and the Alexandria community when season eight of the zombie drama returns to screens in October. That patience was rewarded with a five-minute trailer which was presented by the cast and creators at Friday’s Comic-Con panel. Ahead of the clip, the team began with an emotional tribute to stuntman John Bernecker, who died last…

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Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

The American-born filmmaker George A Romero, who created the genre-defining Living Dead movie franchise, has died at the age of 77, his manager has said. Romero died in his sleep on Sunday with his wife and daughter at his side, after a “brief but aggressive battle” with lung cancer, Chris Roe said. Romero co-wrote and directed the film that started the zombie series Night of the Living Dead in 1968. It led to a number…

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John Bernecker: Walking Dead stuntman dies in fall

John Bernecker: Walking Dead stuntman dies in fall

Stuntman John Bernecker has died after suffering a fall on the set of The Walking Dead. AMC Networks said production on the eight season of the hit zombie TV series was “temporarily” shut down after Wednesday’s “tragic” accident. A coroner in Georgia confirmed Bernecker died of blunt force trauma in hospital in Atlanta. The stuntman’s other credits include Black Panther, Logan and the 2015 version of Fantastic Four. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan in…

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London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead – police

London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead – police

A total of 58 people are dead or missing, presumed dead following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, police have said. Commander Stuart Cundy said that number “may increase”. The BBC understands it could be around 70 people in total. The recovery operation at the burnt-out block of flats has resumed and could take weeks, he said. Meanwhile, PM Theresa May admitted support for families in the “initial hours” was “not good…

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London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze

London fire: Twelve dead in Grenfell Tower blaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise, police have said. Firefighters rescued 65 people from Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, after they were called at 00:54 BST. Witnesses said people were trapped in the tower block, and that some jumped from windows in an effort to escape. Theresa May said there would be a full…

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