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Aug 17

Barcelona attack: What we know

A driver deliberately rammed a van into pedestrians on one of Barcelona’s most popular boulevards on Thursday, killing at least 13 people in what Spanish police called a “terrorist attack”. Tom Gueller, who lives on a road next to Las Ramblas said he …

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Aug 17

Conor McGregor unimpressed with ‘The McGregor Challenge’

Although he didn’t take it personally, he did want to point out that everyone was doing it wrong.

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Aug 17

Republican senator says Trump yet to demonstrate needed stability

Senator Bob Corker, unleashing one of the most pointed attacks from a Republican official on President Donald Trump, said on Thursday the president had not yet shown the “stability and competence” the United States needs, nor an understanding of the na…

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Aug 17

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing about 12

Van plows through crowd in Barcelona, killing about 12By Pilar Suarez and Andrés González BARCELONA (Reuters) – A van mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona’s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing about a dozen people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. The head of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said at least 80 people had been taken to hospital and around 12 had died. Witnesses said the white van zigzagged at high speed down Las Ramblas, a busy avenue thronged with tourists, knocking down pedestrians and leaving bodies strewn across the ground.

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Aug 17

Carl Frampton v Andres Gutierrez fight scrapped after failure to arrange new date

Carl Frampton will not fight Andres Gutierrez after his promoters were unable to arrange a new date for the bout.

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Aug 17

Van jumps sidewalk in Barcelona injuring several people

Van jumps sidewalk in Barcelona injuring several peoplePolice in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people.

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Aug 17

Grace Mugabe 'banned from leaving South Africa' as pressure mounts over assault allegations

Grace Mugabe 'banned from leaving South Africa' as pressure mounts over assault allegationsSouth African police have issued a “red alert” to border posts to prevent Grace Mugabe, the first lady of Zimbabwe, from leaving the country amid claims that she offered cash to her alleged victim to drop accusations of assault. Gerrie Nel, the lawyer who is providing pro-bono representation for Gabriella Engels, said on Thursday that his client would launch a private prosecution against Mrs Mugabe if South African police did not bring a case. “From our point of view, we would expect at least a trial, or action within three months,” Mr Nel, who previously led the prosecution of convicted murderer and blade runner Oscar Pristorius, at a press conference in Pretoria.  Gabriella Engels, who claims to have been assaulted by Grace Mugabe, arrives for a news conference in Pretoria Credit: SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS He said a private prosecution could result in the “exact same sentences” as in a trial brought by the state. “Any sentence is possible. Also jail time.” He added that the family had rejected an offer, allegedly made via a third party, to drop the case in exchange for cash. Miss Engels, a twenty year old model and nightclub hostess, has accused the Zimbabwean first lady of assaulting her with an extension cord at a Johannesburg hotel where Mrs Mugabe’s sons rent flats.  Advocate Gerrie Nel is representing Gabriella Engels Credit:  SIPHIWE SIBEKO/Reuters The alleged assault on Sunday night spiraled into a diplomatic and political scandal earlier this week after police accused Mrs Mugabe of failing to honour an agreement to hand herself in for questioning. Instead she appears to have taken refuge in a rented mansion in a Johannesburg suburb and police have said she is seeking diplomatic immunity. The case took a further twist on Thursday when Mrs Engels family announced they had accepted pro-bono legal assistance from AfriForum, a controversial Afrikaner-rights group. At a press conference announcing their intentions to bring suit, Gabriella Engels sat silently, a fresh bandage covering the wound she says was caused by Mugabe’s assault with an extension cord. Gerrie Nel told a press conference that Miss Engels will launch a private prosecution if police do not take action Credit:  PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP She refused to speak and stared forlornly at the table as her legal team answered questions for her.   Earlier Fikile Mbalula, South Africa’s Minister of Police said all borders have been notified to prevent Grace Mugabe from leaving the country before the matter is resolved. “The SAPS (South Africa Police Service) have already put tabs in the borders in relation to her (Mugabe) leaving the country so there is no question about that. The red alert has been put,” Mr Mbalula told reporters. However, a police spokesman later said no arrest warrant had been prepared and that they they will wait for a decision about Mrs Mugabe’s application for diplomatic immunity for taking a decision on further action. Robert Mugabe, the 93 year dol president of Zimbabwe flew into Pretoria on Thursday evening Credit:  KOPANO TLAPE / HANDOUT/GCIS Mrs Engels’s legal team dismissed the retroactive request because, they said, Mrs Mugabe was in the country shopping and for medical reasons, but conceded that it might well be granted. The negotiations over diplomatic immunity are “most probably done at the highest levels of government,” said Willie Spies, an attorney affiliated with AfriForum, indicating that  Jacob Zuma, the South African president, and Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, were handling the affair. The moment diplomatic immunity is granted, Spies said, “she’ll probably leave the country.” Mr Mugabe, 93, arrived in South Africa on Thursday to attend a regional leaders’ summit in Pretoria. Neither Mrs Mugabe nor the Zimbabwean government have commented on the case. 

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Aug 17

'Our great country being ripped apart': Donald Trump criticises 'foolish' removal of confederate monuments in new tweets

'Our great country being ripped apart': Donald Trump criticises 'foolish' removal of confederate monuments in new tweetsPresident Donald Trump has plunged into the debate about confederate statues, firing off a series of tweets in which he says the removal of the controversial monuments is a “sad” sign of “history and culture of our great country being ripped apart”. America has around 700 statues and monuments to figures who fought against Abraham Lincoln’s forces in the Civil War, with the aim of preserving a southern state where slavery was maintained. Charlottesville’s deadly riots on Saturday were sparked by the town’s decision to remove a statue of General Robert E. Lee. But on Thursday morning Mr Trump criticised the removal of monuments. Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 …can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 …the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 His comments put him at odds with the family of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, one of the most famous of all confederate generals. “Confederate monuments like the Jackson statue were never intended as benign symbols,” wrote two of Jackson’s great-great grandsons. “Rather, they were the clearly articulated artwork of white supremacy.” In an open letter to the mayor of Richmond, Virginia – where they live – they called for the removal of statues celebrating their ancestor. “While we are not ashamed of our great-great-grandfather, we are ashamed to benefit from white supremacy while our black family and friends suffer. We are ashamed of the monument,” they wrote. “As two of the closest living relatives to Stonewall, we are writing today to ask for the removal of his statue, as well as the removal of all Confederate statues from Monument Avenue. They are overt symbols of racism and white supremacy, and the time is long overdue for them to depart from public display.” Statues were removed in New Orleans in April and in Baltimore after the Charlottesville protests. In Alabama they have been covered up in a wooden box this week, as the mayor of the city looks at what to do with them. In Lexington, Kentucky, they are due to be removed. A confederate statue is removed from Baltimore in the early hours of Wednesday The family of Robert E. Lee, whose statue sparked the Charlottesville riots, expressed their horror at the events and said the life of the commander of the army of Northern Virginia “was about duty, honor and country.” They added: “At the end of the Civil War, he implored the nation to come together to heal our wounds and to move forward to become a more unified nation. “He never would have tolerated the hateful words and violent actions of white supremacists, the KKK, or neo-Nazis.” Donald Trump The statues, many of which were erected in the 20th Century, have been a flashpoint in America since Dylann Roof, a self-confessed white supremacist, murdered nine black worshippers in a Charleston church in June 2015. He had posed with the confederate flag, and recorded a manifesto saying he hoped to start a race war. All 11 former confederate states have had protests against the statues this year. Many have been removed, and placed in museums. Donald Trump on Charlottesville: ‘there is blame on both sides’ 01:58 A descendant of Lee, who commanded the confederate forces from 1862 until their surrender in 1865, echoed the thoughts of the Jackson family and said he had no problem with their removal. “Eventually, someone is going to have to make a decision, and if that’s the local lawmaker, so be it,” said Robert E. Lee V, the great-great grandson of the general. “But we have to be able to have that conversation without all of the hatred and the violence. “And if they choose to take those statues down, fine.” Mr Lee, 54, of Washington DC, told CNN: “Maybe it’s appropriate to have them in museums or to put them in some sort of historical context in that regard.” Bertram Hayes-Davis, great-great-grandson of the confederate president Jefferson Davis, agreed with Mr Lee, and said that the statues should be moved to a museum if “that’s offensive to a large majority of the public.” He said: “In a public place, if it is offensive and people are taking issue with it, let’s move it. Let’s put it somewhere where historically it fits with the area around it so you can have people come to see it, who want to understand that history and that individual.” Some have argued that the removal of the confederate statues is an attempt to erase history, and worried that the Founding Fathers – many of whom owned slaves – would be next. But, in an editorial published on Wednesday entitled “The nation can only weep”, The Washington Post said it was not a complicated distinction to make between confederate generals and the founders of the country. “Yes, there are reasonable Americans who fear that slaveholding Founding Fathers will be the next target. “But we don’t find it difficult to distinguish between a monument to George Washington, say, and statues to Confederate generals that were erected in the 20th century with the goal of maintaining white supremacy.” Should Confederate era statues be removed? Mr Trump’s position was backed, however, by the Republican governor of Maine. Paul LePage, a notorious figure, said on Thursday morning that removing the confederate statues was “just like” removing a monument to people who died in the 9/11 attacks. Mr LePage, asked for his response to Charlottesville, said he condemns “both sides” that demonstrated, adding that he finds white nationalist and far-Left protesters “equally as bad” and “disgusting.” He added that he believed Left-wing protesters who want to remove confederate statues are ignorant of history and want to erase it, comparing them to “the Taliban in Afghanistan” in their desire to remove monuments. He told his local television station that he was unaware of the violence in Charlottesville until Tuesday, because he does not read newspapers or watch TV.  

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Aug 17

Why You Need To Be Adding Peanut Butter To Your Burger

Talk about next level.

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Aug 17

Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia reopens Qatar border for hajj pilgrimsRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the hajj amid a monthslong rift between the neighboring countries that led to both sides trading accusations of politicizing the ritual.

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Aug 17

White supremacist cries on camera as he describes 'terror' over arrest warrant

A white supremacist who helped organise the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has appeared on camera crying as he describes his fear of arrest. Chris Cantwell, a racist who previously claimed he and others would “f***ing kill” anti…

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Aug 17

South Korea Just Drew the "Red Line" for North Korea

South Korea Just Drew the "Red Line" for North KoreaSouth Korea’s President Moon Jae-In said the North was inching “closer to the threshold of the red line.”

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Aug 17

10-year-old India rape victim gives birth to baby girl

A 10-year-old rape victim whose plea for an abortion was rejected by India’s Supreme Court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor said Thursday. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was raped several times allegedly by an uncle who has s…

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Aug 17

Steve Bannon gives rare blistering interview as he attempts to cling on to White House power

Steve Bannon gives rare blistering interview as he attempts to cling on to White House powerSteve Bannon has described the far right as a “collection of clowns” and said he would “crush the Democrats” as he attempts to cling on to his position at the White House. Donald Trump’s chief strategist made a series of controversial remarks to American Prospect, a left-wing political magazine, in which he discussed the on-going issues and feuds within the Trump administration, the violence in Charlottesville, US-China trade policy and possibly military intervention in North Korea. There have been renewed calls from both the left and right for Mr Bannon, the former editor of Breitbart News and the man who many feel is the mastermind of Mr Trump’s nationalist agenda, to be removed from his post.

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Aug 17

Queen Elizabeth sends condolences to victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent her deepest sympathies to hundreds of victims of a mudslide in Sierra Leone that swept away homes on the edge of country’s capital city in one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in living memory. The African nation gained…

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Aug 17

Zimbabwe's Mugabe in S.Africa after wife is accused of assault

Veteran Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa, state media said on Thursday, for a regional summit overshadowed by accusations his wife assaulted a 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel room with an electric cable. Zimbabwe’s H…

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