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Barcelona attack suspect 'hijacked car to escape'

<b>The chief suspect in last Thursday's Barcelona attack made his escape on foot to the outskirts of the city where he hijacked a car, Spanish police say.</b><p>At a news briefing, they confirmed that Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, was suspected of driving the van which ploughed into dozens of people, killing …

Extremism

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace

If the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are to be believed, almost the whole of South Asia, including the northern part of India would be uninhabitable, thanks to climate change.<p>If this rate of climate change keeps in pace, deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan …

Climate Change

Norway: The country where no salaries are secret

<b>This week the British papers revelled in news about how much the BBC's on-air stars get paid, though the salaries of their counterparts in commercial TV remain under wraps. In Norway, there are no such secrets. Anyone can find out how much anyone else is paid - and it rarely causes problems.</b><p>In the …

World Economic Forum

Forced child migration 'bigger abuse scandal than Savile'

<b>The forced migration of UK children overseas was a bigger sex abuse scandal than that of Jimmy Savile, ex-prime minister Gordon Brown has said.</b><p>Mr Brown told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse that the 2,000 surviving British child migrants who suffered abuse should be compensated.<p>He …

Sociology

Runaway New Zealand sniffer dog shot at Auckland airport

<b>A security sniffer dog that escaped from its lead and grounded flights at Auckland airport has been shot dead by police, triggering fury in New Zealand.</b><p>Authorities said the dog, called Grizz, could not be captured after it ran off. The incident grounded 16 flights and caused delays for several …

Pets

Earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

Our new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming - a critical component of climate change<p>New research has convincingly quantified how much the Earth has warmed over the past 56 years. Human activities utilize fossil fuels for many beneficial purposes but have an undesirable side effect …

Climate Change

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1268000/1268491_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656764_794912bcd8a5957be31d0c8f3267d27b<p><b>The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe".</b><p>UN …

Africa

Poachers break into Paris zoo, shoot rhino dead and steal its horn

A rhinoceros at a zoo near Paris was shot three times in the head on Monday night by poachers who then cut off its horn with a chainsaw.<p>The …

Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

<b>More than 30 people have been killed after attackers dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul, Afghan officials say.</b><p>Militants armed with guns and grenades gained entry after one detonated explosives at a hospital gate and then opened fire on staff and patients.<p>Commandos who …

Afghanistan