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Barcelona attack: CCTV shows van on Las Ramblas

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:41:21 GMT

Footage has emerged of the van attack on Las Ramblas which left 13 people dead.

Barcelona attack: What is the mood?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:01:25 GMT

The BBC witnesses defiance and grief, but also anger and panic after a van attack killed 14 people.

The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:11:58 GMT

Two Nigerian men are paying their way in the city by volunteering to clean up the streets.

Usakos, a community scarred by apartheid

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:11:37 GMT

A new exhibition of photographs shows how apartheid changed this small Namibian town.

Sierra Leone: Rescue workers search for mudslide bodies

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:10:12 GMT

On the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, rescue workers are looking for victims's bodies in the debris of their homes.

Finland stabbings: We won't give in, says eyewitness

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:06:04 GMT

Hear the defiant message of Anttoni Numminen, who was in a bar close to the attack in the city of Turku.

'Online goddess' who earns $450k a year

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:46:57 GMT

24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.

ICYMI: Take a tour with Mr Despacito

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:43:15 GMT

Luis Fonsi becomes a tourist guide in Puerto Rico and some other stories you may have missed this week.

UN: Over one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:03:18 GMT

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million.

Gabriella Engels: Grace Mugabe 'beat the hell out of me'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:49:44 GMT

South African model Gabriella Engels says she was attacked in a hotel by the wife of Zimbabwe's president.

Blue boots for baby flamingo Squish in Singapore

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:26:40 GMT

Keepers at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park have found an unusual way to protect a baby flamingo's feet.

Venomous snake in child's play area in Australia's Gold Coast

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:08:27 GMT

Snake catchers used their bare hands to pick it up, while live streaming on Facebook.

What was it like, caught up in Spain attack?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:10:06 GMT

People who saw a van plough into crowds in Barcelona share their stories with BBC News.

Cambrils: 'I never imagined this happening here'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:13:35 GMT

Residents of Cambrils describe the scene after the attack.

Meet the eclipse-chasing couple

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:27:18 GMT

Now Sharon and Billy Hahs are preparing for one in their own backyard.

Barcelona: Eyewitness describes moment of attack

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:12:42 GMT

Eyewitness Aamer Anwar describes the moment a van hit crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.

Barcelona: Panic as people use shop as escape route

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:41:29 GMT

Footage shows people taking cover after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona.

Can vehicle attacks be prevented?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:40:51 GMT

In just over a year Europe has seen seven attacks where vehicles have been used as weapons. Security correspondent Gordon Corera looks at what authorities are doing about it.

Fire at PetroChina oil refinery

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:39:13 GMT

Firefighters brought the blaze in Dalian, China, under control within two hours, state media said.

Missing Japanese tortoise found

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:36:28 GMT

A giant female tortoise was found two weeks after she escaped from her zoo in western Japan.

US woman confronts her neighbour over Nazi flag

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:48:20 GMT

Page Blaswell couldn't believe her eyes when she drove past a home flying a Nazi flag in North Carolina.

Mumbai's blue dogs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:07:24 GMT

Animal rights campaigners say they know why some of the city's stray dogs have suddenly gone blue.

Charlottesville: John Boyega and Kathryn Bigelow react

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:03:52 GMT

The actor, who stars in a new film on Detroit's 1967 unrest, notes parallels with recent clashes.

Charlottesville: Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute at vigil

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:48:14 GMT

Heather Heyer's mother pays tribute to her daughter at a vigil in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Vera Golubeva: Teacher imprisoned for telling a joke

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:52:24 GMT

Vera Golubeva was a teacher when she was put in prison for telling a joke. This was in Soviet Union in the 1950’s.

What Trump said versus what I saw

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:31:01 GMT

The BBC's Joel Gunter was in Charlottesville and assesses the president's claims about the violence.

A licence to kill bear cubs?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:05:49 GMT

Trump is once again allowing hunters in Alaska to shoot bear cubs and hibernating bears, but is this as bad as it sounds?

Flying over the city - the urban cable car

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:20:18 GMT

Mexico City's urban cable car, Mexicable, is a new transport system for one of the world's busiest places.

The Guam hunter who is ready for war

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:20:21 GMT

A self-styled "island warrior" in Guam has a plan in the event of a North Korean attack on his home.

Awamiya: Inside the devastated Saudi Shia town

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:17:41 GMT

Awamiya has been devastated by fighting between government forces and Shia militants.

Chimps can play rock-paper-scissors

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:42:59 GMT

Japanese researchers have taught chimps the rules of rock-paper-scissors.

Trump: 'What about alt-left violence in Charlottesville?'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:53:40 GMT

The US president doubled down on his belief that "both sides" were to blame for the violent clashes.

Madeira: Twelve killed by falling tree

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:02:14 GMT

The moment parts of a tree fell on a crowd was caught on camera during a Facebook live.

Corpses 'piling up' in Sierra Leone

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:34:15 GMT

Corpses are "piled up" at the main mortuary in the capital Freetown, reports the BBC's Umaru Fofana.

Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:28:56 GMT

Can 10 men and a dog, led by British explorer Pen Hadow, become the first to sail to the North Pole?

Belgians eat giant omelette in Malmedy despite egg scare

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:52:58 GMT

The Belgian town of Malmedy feasted on a giant omelette, defying a European egg contamination scare.

Sierra Leone mudslides: Rescue and recovery operation in Freetown

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:21:48 GMT

A rescue and recovery operation continues in Sierra Leone’s capital after mudslides kill more than 300.