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One of the five terrorists shot dead by officers in Cambrils may have been the driver of the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona, Spanish police say. The driver, believed to be Moussa Oukabir, fled on foot after running down pedestrians on Las Ramblas. Police launched a massive manhunt for him, but have since said he could have been killed by police during a second attack around eight hours later in the seaside town Cambrils.
Conor McGregor is widely expected to suffer an ignominious defeat when he makes his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in less than two weeks time at the T-Mobile Arena.
Entertainer Michael Barrymore has won a high court compensation battle with Essex Police and could be awarded millions of pounds in compensation. The entertainer, 64, had argued at the High Court the arrest had destroyed his career. Another hearing will assess exactly how much money Barrymore will be paid but his team will press for an estimated £2.5m.
Speaking during a visit to Morecambe, Mr Corbyn said he was "shocked and appalled" by the attacks in Spain. Asked about bringing in new checks on people hiring vehicles, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I think a requirement to show identification and show what you are using the vehicle for is fair enough.
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. Fiat Chrysler has joined a self-driving car partnership between Intel and BMW, according to CNBC. Engineers from all three companies will work to improve self-driving systems and vehicles by working on AI, machine learning, and sensor technology.
Newsweek published this story under the headline of “Omaha's Plain Dealer” on April 1, 1985. In his best-selling book "Supermoney," author "Adam Smith" offered this admiring portrait of Warren Buffett: "While the gunslingers of the Sixties were promoting each other over drinks at Oscar's, then going back to their office so they could watch the tape, Buffett was compiling the best records in the industry from Omaha, Nebraska. No quote machines, no ticker, no Oscar's, no chewed fingernails, no tranquilizers, no Gelusil, no backgammon after the close, no really big spectacular winners . At 54, Warren Buffett is still in Omaha, still listening to the tall corn grow -- and still dazzling his envious colleagues on Wall Street with his perspicacity in the marketplace.
A man has been arrested after a white van plowed into a packed summer crowd in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, injuring dozens of others and sending hundreds fleeing.
A girl takes part in India’s independence day celebrations in Chennai on 15 August 2017. ‘Midnight’s children have achieved a lot,’ writes Nitin Mehta. There has been a lot written this week about the 70th anniversary of Britain’s hasty retreat from India in 1947 (Editorial, 15 August), but I’ve seen nothing about the burning by the British government of documents recording the details of British colonial rule. According to Colonial Office papers in the National Archives at Kew, west London, “The press greatly enjoyed themselves with the pall of smoke which hung over Delhi during the mass destruction of documents.” The same thing happened all over the British empire, and was even given a cynical name: Operation Legacy.
Gareth Myatt, who was asphyxiated while being restrained at a young offenders’ institute in 2004. Inquest’s work with bereaved families has consistently revealed a litany of systemic neglect, violence, institutional complacency and short-sighted policies which contribute to the deaths and harm of children and young people (Report on Northants children’s prison finds rise in violent incidents, 9 August). Ten years ago, in July 2007, the judge at the inquest into the death in 2004 of 15-year-old Gareth Myatt, asphyxiated as a result of being restrained by three officers at Rainsbrook, delivered a damning indictment of the treatment of young people in custody, and wrote a 17-page letter to the then secretary of state for justice and lord chancellor saying that it would be “wholly unforgivable and a double tragedy” if there was any delay in learning from and acting upon the lessons of Gareth’s death.
US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri during a joint press conference after a meeting in Olivos, Buenos Aires on August 15, 2017
In the 1970s, the Soviet Union designed the MiG-27 Flogger as a dedicated ground-attack plane based on the MiG-23 Flogger, an air-superiority fighter turned multi-role fighter. It also could bring two varieties of BRRRRRT! Airforce-Technology.com reports that the MiG-27 had a 30mm Gatling gun, the GSh-6-30, with 260 rounds that could kill tanks. The F-15 Eagle made a similar transition in the late 1980s, going from an air-superiority plane to a deadly ground-attack bird (albeit still with powerful air-to-air capabilities).
Students react after collecting their A-level results at St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls in north London. Mr Gove long ago moved on, but his reforms have now reached fruition in the first set of results of his “more rigorous” A-levels.
Housing policies dating from earlier decades established a system in Stockholm, where people only gain access to rental apartments (with capped prices) by registering in a queue, and waiting for an apartment allotted by the Stockholm Housing Agency. The intention was to make sure that everybody, not only the wealthy, could afford to live in central Stockholm.
South African border police are currently on "red alert" for Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe fearing she may flee the country after allegations of assault, the police minister has said. It is alleged the 52-year-old attacked a South African model with an extension cord in a hotel room near Johannesburg on Sunday (13 August). The model, Gabriella Engels, posted a picture on Twitter showing a gash on her forehead and other pictures of bruises have emerged since the alleged attack.
A woman from Dublin, California probably didn't expect to get from check-in to her flight over a million pounds richer but that's exactly what happened to one traveller. Named only as Sandra A, the woman decided to try her luck at a Wheel of Fortune slot machine in an airport concourse in Las Vegas and ended up $1.6m (£1.24m) richer. According to the post from Vegas's McCarran International Airport, Sandra is a regular guest in the city of sin, travelling there twice a year "just for pleasure" and always gambling when she stays.
An Afro-Latina journalist conducting an interview with a member of the Ku Klux Klan has said he threatened her so violently that she was concerned for her safety. Ilia Calderón, a Univision journalist with both African and Colombian heritage, agreed to visit KKK leader Chris Barker on his wooded North Carolina property. Almost immediately, Mr Barker asked her why she didn’t “go back” to her country of origin.