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Moroccan asylum seeker ‘targeted women’ in Finland knife attack

HELSINKI/TURKU, Finland (Reuters) – A Moroccan man who was arrested for killing two women in a knife rampage was an asylum seeker who appeared to have targeted women…

Moroccan asylum seeker ‘targeted women’ in Finland knife attack

HELSINKI/TURKU, Finland (Reuters) – A Moroccan man who was arrested for killing two women in a knife rampage was an asylum seeker who appeared to have targeted women…

Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it plowed into a crowd in Barcelona and…

Several wounded in Russian knife attack, attacker shot dead

MOSCOW (Reuters) – From seven to eight people were wounded in a knife attack in the Russian Siberian city of Surgut, local criminal investigators said on Saturday, adding…

Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce

Suleiman Al-Khalidi 4 Min Read AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a…

Finnish knife attacks investigated as terror crimes: police

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish police are investigating Friday’s knife attacks that killed two and wounded eight in the city of Turku as crimes related to terrorism, they said…

Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

Kwiyeon Ha 3 Min Read KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) – Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of…

News

Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver

Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Abouyaaqoub, 22, is believed to be on the run The…

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

Image copyright Getty Images White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide…

Disputed Venezuela assembly takes parliament’s powers

Disputed Venezuela assembly takes parliament’s powers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The constituent assembly was set up despite fierce criticism at…

Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for ‘mercy’ to end case

Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for ‘mercy’ to end case

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Image caption Roman Polanski (R) raped Samantha Geimer in 1977 A…

Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

Barcelona attack key suspect Moussa Oukabir confirmed dead

Image caption Moussa Oukabir was one of five men killed in Cambrils The key suspect…

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

Image copyright Getty Images White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide…

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House’s top strategist

Image copyright AFP White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of…

Barcelona and Cambrils: ‘Bigger’ attacks were prepared

Barcelona and Cambrils: ‘Bigger’ attacks were prepared

Image copyright Spanish police Image caption Spanish police have released pictures of four wanted suspects…

Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku

Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack was over in a matter of minutes Two…

Barcelona and Cambrils: ‘Bigger’ attacks were prepared

Barcelona and Cambrils: ‘Bigger’ attacks were prepared

Image caption An image of Moussa Oukabir, circulated in Spanish press and taken from social…

US News

Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos

Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos

BOSTON (Reuters) – Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia…

Thousands take to streets in Boston protest against hate speech

BOSTON (Reuters) – Thousands of people in Boston protested a “Free Speech” rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of…

Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands

Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands

Media captionCrowds march to Boston Common to confront the “free speech” rally Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters have converged on the “Free Speech Rally” in the US…

Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda

Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump reportedly grew weary of Mr Bannon taking credit Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the…

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid ‘distraction’

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid ‘distraction’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The White House said Donald and Melania Trump extended their “sincerest congratulations” to award recipients US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania…

After Charlottesville, Boston aims to avert violence at ‘Free Speech’ rally

BOSTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of police officers were positioned around a Boston park where a group plans to hold a “Free Speech” rally with right-wing speakers on Saturday,…

Duke University removes contentious Confederate statue after vandalism

(Reuters) – Duke University removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the entrance of a chapel on the Durham, North Carolina, campus, officials said on…

Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday’s once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

(Reuters) – Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the…

Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda

Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump reportedly grew weary of Mr Bannon taking credit Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the…

Politics

UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says

Media captionIS is inspiring home-grown attackers rather than sending them to the front line, Ben Wallace says The UK terror threat is increasing as so-called Islamic State…

Jeremy Corbyn Welsh visit ‘on your side’ pledge to voters

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was greeted by large crowds in Wales during the general election campaign Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will tell voters in north Wales they…

Big Ben’s Ayrton Light to be switched off

Image copyright Getty Images A lamp at the top of Elizabeth Tower – which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting – is to…

Big Ben’s Ayrton light to be switched off

Image copyright Getty Images A lamp at the top of Elizabeth Tower – which is switched on in the evening whenever Parliament is sitting – is to…

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says UK stands with Spain against ‘evil’

Media captionTheresa May says the UK stands ‘shoulder-to-shoulder with Spain’ Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK “stands shoulder to shoulder with Spain in confronting and…

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says UK stands with Spain against ‘evil’

Media captionTheresa May says the UK stands ‘shoulder-to-shoulder with Spain’ Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK “stands shoulder to shoulder with Spain in confronting and…

All Sports

England tour was just what I needed after Lions setback

England lock and Wasps captain Joe Launchbury tells NEALE HARVEY how he has overcome his Lions disappointment and is targeting silverware with club and country.…

Young Gun: Billy Scannell – Munster hooker

This year will live long in the Scannell household’s memory with Niall and Rory making their international debut for Ireland and younger brother Billy…

Lions prop commits to Harlequins until 2021

Harlequins have today announced that England and British and Irish Lions prop Joe Marler has committed his long-term future to the club. Marler, who…

Peter Jackson: Cricket lost out in battle of tortoise and Hare…

Had everything gone the way he and others planned it, Dusty Hare would never have played rugby for England. He would have captained Nottinghamshire…

Shane Williams: Quest for Autumn success starts now

The Rugby Championship is a tournament I’ve always enjoyed watching. Its brilliant rugby, played in great conditions and it involves some of the best…

Jeff Probyn: Jones must show courage of convictions this autumn

There is that certain ‘something’ about the last remaining days before a new season that always brings a feeling of anticipation of what’s to…

All Sports

London Welsh double act with a five-year masterplan

The John Dawes suite at Old Deer Park is adorned with memorabilia from the bygone age when London Welsh were the finest club side…

Room 101: Ross Grimstone – Richmond hooker

1. Slow golfers I play quite a bit of golf, off 14, and I struggle being on the same course as high-handicappers who insist…

Gary Gold: Time now for Boks to unleash wonderkid

The wave towards the 2019 World Cup is gathering pace and while the wily old veterans will be in situ for all four of…

Brendan Gallagher: Will All Blacks be fresh to go again?

New Zealand have lost only two of their 27 Rugby Championship matches to date – there was also a draw against Australia in 2014…

Nick Cain: Lack of common sense could kill Aussie rugby

The Aussies are used to baking hot temperatures and droughts, but as sporting meltdowns go they do not come much worse than the one…

Contest for No.10 will help keep Chiefs at the top

Exeter hero Gareth Steenson has revealed he is fighting for a new contract just months after leading the Devon outfit to their greatest-ever achievement.…

Sport UK

England thrash West Indies in three days – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Landmark Broad wicket as England cruise to win England took 19 wickets on the third day to beat…

Wenger unhappy with referee as debutant Jese earns Stoke win

Jese Rodriguez scored with his second shot on target in the Premier League Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger complained his side were denied a goal and a penalty…

Chris Froome’s Team Sky finish fourth on Vuelta a Espana time trial

The first stage in Nimes passed through a Roman amphitheatre Chris Froome’s Team Sky finished fourth on the first stage of the Vuelta a Espana, as BMC…

Watch: Broad takes 384th Test wicket to pass Botham mark

Team Personal Best: London Aquathlon Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40987610…

Debutant Jese earns Stoke win over Arsenal

Jese Rodriguez scored with his second shot on target in the Premier League Former Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez enjoyed a dream start to his Stoke City…

Chris Froome’s Team Sky finish fourth on Vuelta a Espana time trial

The first stage in Nimes passed through a Roman amphitheatre Chris Froome’s Team Sky finished fourth on the first stage of the Vuelta a Espana, as BMC…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Travel Advice

Zimbabwe

Following reports of disruptions to flights between Zimbabwe and South Africa we advise those intending to travel to check with their airlines first. You should avoid political…

Uganda

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all but essential travel to the districts of Kaabong, Kotido, Abim, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Katakwi, Amudat, Kapchorwa, Kween, and…

San Marino

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in San Marino, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is not valid in…

Andorra

Around 30,000 British nationals visit Andorra every year. Most visits are trouble-free. Terrorist attacks in Andorra can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism. The European Health Insurance Card…

Czech Republic

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK…

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha are British Overseas Territories. There is no formal British diplomatic representation on any of the islands and the local authorities…

Health

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Image copyright Thinkstock An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found. Children were given a probiotic,…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio…

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Image copyright Thinkstock An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found. Children were given a probiotic,…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio…

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’

Image copyright Thinkstock An oral treatment for peanut allergy is still effective four years after it was administered, a study has found. Children were given a probiotic,…

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio…