Baby rescued from Italy quake rubble as search for survivors continues

Baby rescued from Italy quake rubble as search for survivors continues

A baby has been pulled alive from the rubble of a house after an earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia. The seven-month-old boy had been trapped with his family for seven hours following the 4.0-magnitude tremor on Monday, which killed at least one person. Firefighters are continuing to try to reach his two brothers, aged five and seven, who are said to be responding to rescuers and have been given bottles of water….

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Surviving Barcelona and Cambrils attacks suspects appear at Madrid High Court

Surviving Barcelona and Cambrils attacks suspects appear at Madrid High Court

Four men arrested in connection with the deaths of 15 people in the twin vehicle terror attacks in Spain have appeared in court. The accused – believed to be the only surviving members of a 12-strong terror cell which is thought to have planned and executed the rampages in Barcelona and Cambrils – were brought to the High Court in Madrid. The closed-door hearing comes a day after police shot and killed 22-year-old Moroccon-born Younes…

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Headless body found in search for missing journalist Kim Wall

Headless body found in search for missing journalist Kim Wall

Police say it is too early to say if the torso belongs to Kim Wall but it was found in the same area where she disappeared. A woman’s headless torso has been found by Danish police investigating the disappearance of a Swedish journalist. Kim Wall, 30, had been interviewing Danish inventor Peter Madsen on board his homemade submarine on 10 August but she failed to return. Madsen, 46, initially said he had dropped Ms Wall…

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Italy earthquake kills one and injures 25 on island of Ischia

Italy earthquake kills one and injures 25 on island of Ischia

One resident said the quake felt like a “bomb explosion”, trapping people inside their homes. At least one person has died, and several are trapped under rubble after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Naples. Around 25 people are said to have been injured as they ran out onto the streets when the quake hit the Italian resort of Ischia just before 9pm on Monday evening. Several buildings – including a church…

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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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Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal

Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal

The US leader says that withdrawing troops would leave a vacuum which would be filled by terrorists. Donald Trump has laid the way for an increase in US troops in Afghanistan, vowing he would “fight to win” America’s longest war. The President said his original instinct was to pull US forces out but he now feared such a move would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill. Mr Trump did not specify how many more…

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India court bans Islamic instant divorce

India court bans Islamic instant divorce

India’s top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women’s rights activists. In a 3-2 majority verdict, the court called the practice “un-Islamic”. India is one of a handful of countries where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in minutes by saying the word talaq (divorce) three times. The landmark court decision came in response to petitions challenging the so-called “triple talaq” custom. The cases…

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Man shot dead in hunt for Barcelona van driver

Man shot dead in hunt for Barcelona van driver

Police hunting the driver of a van that killed 13 people in a terror attack on Barcelona have shot and killed a man in a suicide vest. Catalan authorities said an operation was underway in Subirats, a municipality 50 miles from the city of Barcelona. They posted on Twitter: “The suspicious man in #Subirats wears what looks like a belt of explosives attached to the body. This man has been shot down.” A robot has…

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Thousands petition to swap Confederate statue for Missy Elliott

Thousands petition to swap Confederate statue for Missy Elliott

A petition to replace a Confederate monument in Virginia with a Missy Elliott statue has been signed by more than 20,000 people. The campaign, started by Virginia resident Nathan Coflin, seeks to take down a monument of a Confederate soldier in the city of Portsmouth and replace it with one of the Work It rapper, who was born there. “Missy is everything the Confederacy was not,” the petition, which seeks 25,000 signatures, reads. “Who better…

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Europe-wide alert for Barcelona van driver

Europe-wide alert for Barcelona van driver

Have you seen this man? Police searching for suspect Younes Abouyaaquob warn the fugitive is “dangerous and could be armed”. The hunt for the man suspected of driving the van in the Barcelona terror crash has been extended to other European countries – as police confirmed a 15th victim of the twin attacks in Spain. Pau Perez was found stabbed to death in a car which is believed to have been used by one of…

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