Tag Archives: The Independant

Barcelona attack: Terror suspect 'says brother stole ID to rent van'

A man arrested in connection with the terrorist attack in Barcelona claims his younger brother stole his identity documents in order to rent the van used to mow down innocents in La Rambla, it has been reported. Driss Oukabir, said to be 28, was arrested in the Catalan town of Ripoll and told police his younger brother, Moussa, had stolen his ID, ...

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Barcelona attack advice for UK tourists visiting the Catalan capital, Cambrils and Spain

What is the immediate advice to British visitors to Barcelona, Cambrils and the rest of Spain? In the aftermath of the attack in Barcelona and the foiled suicide bombings in the nearby resort of Cambrils, the Foreign Office warned: “If you’re in the immediate area you should take care and follow the advice of the local security authorities.” What are ...

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Barcelona attack: Third person arrested in Ripoll over deadly Las Ramblas terror rampage

A second person has been arrested in the Spanish town of Ripoll in connection with the Barcelona terror attack that killed 13 people, bringing the total detained to three. Joaquim Forn, a Catalan councillor with responsibility for the interior, said: “Another person has just been detained in Ripoll who could be implicated. “That makes two arrests in Ripoll and a third in Alcanar.” ...

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Transfer news live updates: Liverpool firm on Philippe Coutinho, Diego Costa dispute with Chelsea, Arsenal latest

Liverpool’s hopes of keeping Philippe Coutinho appear to hang in the balance heading into the final two weeks of the transfer window, with the Premier League club determined not to sell him and Spanish side Barcelona ready to ‘fight’ for his signature. Coutinho has made it clear that he would like to join Barca and handed in a transfer request ...

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Floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh leave 250 dead and millions stranded

Millions have been displaced and 250 people have died in monsoon flooding and landslides across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Though floods are easing in Nepal, the water flowing downriver has worsened conditions in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said on Thursday. The existing flood situation was aggravated in Uttar Pradesh state after three rivers ...

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Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino had Chelsea's number at White Hart Lane, but do they at Wembley?

Tottenham vs Chelsea has always been one of English football’s greatest rivalries, but it has assumed a new relevance during the three years of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure. His Spurs team have recorded two of their greatest ever wins over Chelsea, both at White Hart Lane, both in early January, both springing a surprise over a team who went on to ...

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Charlottesville: Confederate general Robert E Lee's descendants condemn white supremacists

Descendants of confederate leader Robert E Lee have denounced the white nationalist groups involved in the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend that left three dead.  Great-great grandson Robert E Lee V and great-great granddaughter Tracy Lee Crittenberger condemned the “hateful words and violent actions of white supremacists, the KKK or neo-Nazis” and said their ancestor would not have supported their cause.  ...

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Fears grow as video shows Saudi fighter jet firing missile at a Qatari civilian aircraft

Saudi Arabia has released a simulated video showing one of its airforce fighter planes firing a missile at a Qatari civilian jet – in the latest twist in the Gulf crisis. In an apparent overt threat to the fellow Arab nation, a voiceover in the graphic animation says that the Saudi authorities have “the right to shoot down” any aircraft ...

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Barcelona attack: Spanish police foil second terror attempt

Spanish police said they had killed a number of people to foil a second attempted attack, hours after a van plowed into people in Barcelona, killing 13.  More follows… Reuse content Click here to Read from the source

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Norway could become world's first fully electric powered country

Norway can become the world’s first fully electric-powered country with a concerted push for sustainability, according to an energy think tank. Energi Norge, a industry advisory body, set out its green energy programme and said it was possible for the country to operate entirely using clean electricity by 2050. Hydro power is currently the source of over 96 per cent ...

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