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IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 20, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iraq forces have targeted Tal Afar since they retook Mosul last month, after a lengthy battle Iraqi ground forces have begun an operation to retake Tal Afar, one of the last cities in the country held by the Islamic State group, officials say. In a televised speech announcing the offensive [...]

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Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 20, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police say the wrecked house in Alcanar is a focal point of the investigation A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks this week had 120 gas canisters and planned to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house said to be used [...]

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Finland killings: Stabbings in Turku a ‘terror attack’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 19, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media caption“We won’t ever give in”: Defiant message from eyewitness Anttoni Numminen Police in Finland say they believe the killing of two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday was a terrorist attack. They said the attacker, who was shot in the leg by police and taken into custody, was an 18-year-old Moroccan. [...]

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Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda after sacking

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 19, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump reportedly grew weary of Mr Bannon taking credit Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the president’s opponents, after being fired from his job at the White House. Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would [...]

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Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 19, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Abouyaaqoub, 22, is believed to be on the run The driver in Thursday’s van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say. They are hunting for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, now named by Spanish media as the [...]

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Mother wins MoD apology over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 18, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionPte Phillip Hewett, of the Staffordshire Regiment, was killed on 16 July, 2005 In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq. He was the ninth of 37 service personnel to be killed in the vehicles in [...]

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Michael Barrymore to get damages over rape and murder arrest

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 18, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Image caption Former TV presenter Michael Barrymore has faced a lengthy court battle for damages The entertainer Michael Barrymore is to get “more than nominal damages” after claiming his wrongful arrest by police destroyed his career. The 65-year-old was detained ten years ago on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart [...]

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Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 18, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionShocked residents describe the scene of the attack in Cambrils Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, hours after another in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens. Police said the men were linked to the Barcelona attack, which so-called Islamic [...]

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Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 17, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steve Bannon (l), pictured with another key White House figure (r) Jared Kushner, is seen as one of the most influential voices in the Trump administration The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon [...]

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A-level results: Malala Yousafzai gets a place at Oxford

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 17, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The 19-year-old was nearly killed by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ rights to education in 2012 Malala Yousafzai has gained a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who lives in Birmingham, confirmed the news in a tweet congratulating all students [...]

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