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Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police say the wrecked house in Alcanar is a focal point of the investigation A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain this week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house […]

Dogan Akhanli: Spain grants Erdogan critic conditional release

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Akhanli describes himself as a former political prisoner A known critic of Turkey’s government who was arrested in Spain has been granted conditional release. German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli has written extensively about human rights in Turkey. He usually lives in Germany, where his arrest is seen as politically motivated, […]

Finland killings: Knifeman ‘targeted women in Turku terror attack’

Media caption“We won’t ever give in”: Defiant message from eyewitness Anttoni Numminen Police in Finland say a knifeman who killed two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday appeared to choose women as targets. They are treating the attack as a terrorist incident. The suspect, arrested after being shot by police, is an […]

Barcelona attack: Royals attend special Mass for victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption The king and queen attend the Mass at Sagrada Familia King Felipe and Queen Letizia are attending Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia to mourn the 14 people killed in vehicle attacks in Catalonia. Police are still hunting the driver of a van that killed 13 at Barcelona’s Las Ramblas. A 14th […]

Finland killings: Knifeman ‘targeted women in Turku terror attack’

Media caption“We won’t ever give in”: Defiant message from eyewitness Anttoni Numminen Police in Finland say a knifeman who killed two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday appeared to choose women as targets. They are treating the attack as a terrorist incident. The suspect, arrested after being shot by police, is an […]

Barcelona attack: Government says terror cell dismantled

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, has emerged as the main suspect in the Barcelona attack The terror cell behind the attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead has been dismantled, Spain’s Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido says. “The cell has been fully dismantled in Barcelona, after examining the people who died, […]

Finland killings: Knifeman ‘targeted women in Turku terror attack’

Media caption“We won’t ever give in”: Defiant message from eyewitness Anttoni Numminen Police in Finland say a knifeman who killed two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday appeared to choose women as targets. They are treating the attack as a terrorist incident. The suspect, arrested after being shot by police, is an […]

Band halts gig after fan is groped

The Architects interrupted their gig in Amsterdam on Friday after the lead singer claimed he saw a fan being groped. Sam Carter said: “I saw a girl, a woman, crowd surfing over here. I’m not going to point out who but I saw you grab at her boob.” The British metalcore band from Brighton told […]

Russia knife attacker wounds seven in Surgut

Image copyright EPA Seven people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say. The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police. The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti […]

French fighter jet ‘tracks’ airliner

Image copyright Emily Hatfield/PA Image caption The fighter jet stayed with the Jet2 plane for about 15 minutes A passenger on board a plane flying from Spain to Birmingham has told of the “terrifying” moment holidaymakers realised their aircraft was being shadowed by a French fighter jet. The Jet2 plane, travelling to the UK from […]

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