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Deadly Barcelona attack is worst in a day of violence in Spain

(CNN)Spain saw one of its most violent days in recent memory as a spate of incidents throughout the country appeared to be connected to a terror attack Thursday in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured. Also Thursday, two police officers in Barcelona were hurt when

Shocking images of drowned Syrian boy show tragic plight of refugees

Young boy found lying face-down on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum was one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned attempting to reach Greece Warning: this article contains images that readers may find distressingThe full horror of the human tragedy unfolding on the shores of Europe was brought

Bus seats mistaken for burqas by members of anti-immigrant group

Comments posted on Norwegian Fatherland first Facebook group call empty seats on Oslo bus terrifyingA Norwegian anti-immigrant group has been roundly ridiculed after members apparently mistook a photograph of six empty bus seats posted on its Facebook page for a group of women wearing burqas. Tragic, terrifying and disgusting were

Spanish matador dies after being gored during bullfight

Ivan Fandino lost his footing after tripping on his cape and suffered a fatal wound to the torso while performing in FranceA Spanish bullfighter died after he tripped in the ring and was gored by the bull in south-western France, according to media reports. Ivan Fandino, 36, was taken

David Bowie: astronomers give the Starman his own constellation

Scientists have registered a constellation shaped like a lightning bolt in honour of David Bowie and his out-of-this-world talentDavid Bowie has been given his own constellation, consisting of seven stars that shine in the shape of the lightning bolt. Belgian astronomers announced the registration of the constellation, which appropriately sits

National emergency? Belgians respond to terror raids with cats

An official request for citizens to avoid tweeting anything that could inform terrorists what is going on resulted in a national outbreak of pet picsWhen, on Sunday evening, Belgian police asked citizens not to tweet about the armed operations that were being carried out around the country, anyone could have

Amateur submarine inventor arrested on suspicion of murder

Man whose vessel sunk off coast of Denmark denies killing missing journalist and claims he dropped her off on an islandAn amateur submarine maker whose vessel sank off the Danish coast has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a Swedish journalist who joined him for the voyage was reported

Teargas, cold, no toilets: plight of refugees in Calais revealed

As woods in northern France once again house hundreds of people, many report police aggression and sparse suppliesThe woods around France is stormy and cold. Someone has written Refugees Welcome on a nearby wall, but it does not feel a welcoming place. Ismail Roble,

Artist scrawls hate-speech tweets in front of Twitter’s Hamburg office

Shahak Shapira and other artist-activists stencil insulting barbs to protest what they deem the companys muteness on offensive tweetsA German-Israeli artist who accuses YouTube video shows Shahak Shapira and fellow activists stencilling tweets saying, Germany needs a final solution to Islam and Lets gas the Jews. Shapira said he had

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