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18/08/2017


BARCELONE and CAMBRILS ATTACKS

Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona - 18 August 2017
"Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack,
after an earlier one in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens."
+ Video: Shocked residents describe the scene of the attack in Cambrils
+ Video: What was it like to be caught up in the Barcelona attack?
+ Video: Footage shows police surrounding a white van moments after the attack
+ Footage captures people using a shop as an escape route on Las Ramblas
(BBC)

Spanish attacks: how the world's papers reacted - 18 August 2017
(theguardian.com)



How the world reacted to the Barcelona terror attack - with pictures - 18 August 2017
+ Video: How the Barcelona terror attack unfolded
(telegraph.co.uk)

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: Five terrorists shot dead in Spanish resort - latest news - with pictures - 18 August 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Barcelona: Eyewitness describes moment of attack - VIDEO - 17 August 2017
"Eyewitness Aamer Anwar describes the moment a van hit crowds in Barcelona's Ramblas tourist area.
"At least thirteen people died and scores were injured in the attack, police say."

Contains upsetting scenes
(BBC)

Social Media Used to Identify Charlottesville Protesters - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 August 2017
"People are using social media to identify white supremacists at last weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia."

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CIVIL WAR STATUES

New Yorker and Economist covers slam Trump's defence of white supremacists - 18 August 2017
"Magazines show Trump blowing wind into a Ku Klux Klan sail and shouting through a KKK megaphone."
(theguardian.com)

 

Trump defends 'beautiful' Civil War statues - 17 August 2017
"US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of "beautiful" Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations."

+ Video: Can removing Confederate statues help heal a nation?
+ Video: New Orleans mayor on why Confederate monuments have to go
+ Video: Candlelit vigil held in Charlottesville
(BBC)

Steve Bell on Donald Trump and Confederate statues – cartoon - 17 August 2017
(theguardian.com)

 

'Changing history'? No – 32 Confederate monuments dedicated in past 17 years - 16 August 2017
"Trump complains that efforts to take down Confederate memorials amount to altering the past,
but numerous examples made their mark in recent decades."

(theguardian.com)

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SHOT DEAD

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania - 17 August 2017
"Wayne Lotter had received numerous death threats while battling international ivory-trafficking networks."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

UN: Over One Million South Sudan Refugees in Uganda - Text + Audio - 17 August 2017
"Uganda is home to one million refugees from South Sudan. Aid agencies say the number reached this week is a call to action for the international community to not only increase donations, but also re-start efforts to end the conflict."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Theodore ROOSEVELT

America's Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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