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An injured person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. BARCELONA, Spain - The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district : Police in Spain have confirmed there are fatalities after a van slammed into pedestrians in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district.

 

A teenager who helped local residents all night as the Grenfell Tower inferno blazed and sat an exam the next morning said he was "a bit gutted" after receiving his results. Rory Walsh, 18, spent all night co-ordinating the mass of donations and helped families driven from their homes find shelter - despite his English poetry exam just hours away on the horizon.

 

An Australian senator provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament on Thursday as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face covers. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes before taking it off as she rose to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds.

 

A woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, of Alberta, Canada, said she cannot believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the diamond ring she had long given up hope of finding.

 

A cast of more than 1,200 people from across the globe performed at Edinburgh Castle in front of the royal duo. The line-up included more than 250 pipers and drummers, five UK military bands and the event's first Japanese act, as well as major contingents from France, India and the United States.

 

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At least 37 people were killed during clashes between armed inmates and security forces at a small prison in southern Venezuela, the state's governor said Wednesday. Gov. Liborio Guarulla said the bloodshed came after fighting erupted between inmates and their jailers Tuesday night in the prison in Puerto Ayacucho, capital of sparsely populated Amazonas state.

 

In a 'Marie Claire' interview, the socialite opened up about her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon, who she thinks destroyed her shot at a royal dream. Paris Hilton: I 'could have been' like Princess Diana if not for sex tape In a 'Marie Claire' interview, the socialite opened up about her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon, who she thinks destroyed her shot at a royal dream.

 

Kenya's opposition will challenge the results of last week's presidential election in Supreme Court and wage a campaign of civil disobedience, its leader announced Wednesday, saying they intend to expose a "computer-generated presidency." His comments had the potential to set off another wave of protests in the capital, Nairobi, and elsewhere that already have led to at least two dozen people shot dead by police since the Aug. 8 vote, according to one prominent Kenyan human rights group.

 

Police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a British model in Italy have arrested the brother of the chief suspect in the West Midlands. Chloe Ayling is believed to have been snatched by a group calling itself Black Death after being lured to a fake modelling shoot in Milan last month.

 

Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump for not singling out white supremacists for criticism following deadly unrest in Virginia, insisting there is "no equivalence" between fascists and their opponents. The Prime Minister spoke out after the US president failed to condemn far-right demonstrators outright for violence in Charlottesville in which a woman was killed.

 

Tens of thousands of people have lined the walls of Portsmouth Harbour to welcome the UK's A 3 billion aircraft carrier which has berthed at its home port for the first time. The HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived alongside Portsmouth Naval base where the Royal Navy's newest and biggest ship will be based for its estimated 50-year lifespan.

 

Avoiding check points or any other physical infrastructure on the Irish border is the UK Government's number one priority when negotiating post-Brexit arrangements for its only land frontier with the EU, a Whitehall position paper will state. The document outlining the Department for Exiting the European Union's aims in talks with Brussels will also suggest there may be no customs implications at all on the Irish border if the UK and EU can strike an ambitious future partnership.

 

As NAFTA 2.0 negotiations begin, an old trade issue with a strange name has emerged to create unlikely allies across the political spectrum and staunch defenders in the oilpatch. The "proportionality clause" originally appeared in the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement of 1988 and became a major issue in that year's federal election that returned Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to office.

 

Surging mudslides and floodwaters in and around Sierra Leone's capital Freetown have killed more than 300 people, many of them trapped as they slept. Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn on Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her.

 

A man has been charged with murder over the death of a 49-year-old man in south-east London, police said. Nicholas Foye, 38, of Barmeston Road, Lewisham, was arrested in connection with the incident in Eltham on Friday August 11. The victim, who is thought to have been stabbed to death, has yet to be formally identified.

 

Firefighters hold a blanket as bodies are removed from the scene where a tree fell on a large crowd on the outskirts of Funchal, the capital of Madeira island, Portugal, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Portuguese authorities say a tree that fell during a popular religious festival on the island of Madeira killed at least 12 people and more than 50 others were injured in the accident near the island capital of Funchal.

 


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