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US man charged with plotting to bomb Confederate statue
A 25-year old man who allegedly planned to blow up a Confederate statue in Houston, Texas has been arrested, authorities said Monday, as debate raged in the United States over what to do with the nation's Civil War-era symbols. Houston authorities said they arrested Andrew Schneck, who at the time was toting highly volatile chemical compounds used in bomb-making on Saturday, near the statue of a Confederate soldier. The arrest came with Americans deeply divided on whether to keep or discard its Confederate statues, which some see as a shameful reminder of the nation's slave-owning past, but others insist represent a proud and culturally significant legacy of the Old South.
Hundreds of thousands urge Donald Trump to label anti-fascists 'terrorists' in White House petition
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Donald Trump to "formally recognise" anti-fascists as terrorists. The petition on the White House website urges the federal government to declare Antifa, a terror group, out of "principle, integrity, morality and safety". Antifa, shorthand for antifascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of decentralised, grassroots groups opposed to the many guises of fascism.
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How to watch a livestream of the solar eclipse
If cloud cover, work or geography stand in the way of witnessing Monday's solar eclipse, don't despair. There are plenty of other ways to bear witness to the first total solar eclipse to cross the North American continent in 99 years.
'A miracle': Seven-month-old baby pulled alive from rubble after earthquake hits Italian holiday island of Ischia, killing two
A seven-month-old baby has been pulled alive from rubble after an earthquake hit the Italian holiday island of Ischia, killing at least two people. The baby boy was rescued at 0400 local time. A second child has now been rescued - a boy named Mattias, 11, who is the brother of the baby boy. A third brother, Ciro, eight, remains trapped in the rubble but firefighters are in contact with him and say they are confident they will be able to extract him too. The 4.0 magnitude quake hit the island, in the Bay of Naples, at 8.57pm on Monday. Up to 40 people were injured, including one seriously. An elderly woman was killed by masonry falling from a church, while a second woman was found dead beneath the rubble of her home. Italian Carabinieri police officer and a doctor carry a baby rescued after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia Credit: REUTERS The worst hit area on the island was the village of Casamicciola, where several houses collapsed. ?There was a very loud noise, a rumble. It was like a bomb. At first, we didn?t understand that it was an earthquake,? said Simona Postiglione, a local resident. In one smashed building, a family of seven people were trapped beneath the rubble. They were extracted one by one, including the seven-month-old baby, named Pasquale, who was pulled out alive in the early hours of Tuesday. #22ago 4:00 #Ischia, miracolo #vigilidelfuoco: estratto in vita il neonato dalle macerie di #casamicciolapic.twitter.com/LTfeaAHyL8? Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) August 22, 2017 Firemen called the survival of the infant ?a miracle? ? he was trapped under the rubble for more than seven hours. They clapped and cheered as the baby was gently extracted. The child was in good health but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, along with his mother, who was also rescued. A doctor carries a baby rescued after the earthquake hit Ischia Credit: REUTERS The powerful quake caused panic on the island, with hundreds of people running out into the streets. ?When the quake hit we all ran out into the street. It was very frightening,? an Italian holidaymaker told the Ansa news agency. A hospital had to be evacuated after cracks appeared in its walls. Some patients were flown by helicopter to nearby Naples. A woman is helped out of debris and rubble after an earthquake hit the island of Ischia, Credit: Reuters Three ferries have been laid on specially to enable people to leave the island if they wish. Ischia, which is particularly popular with German tourists, has been hit by earthquakes before. In 1883 around 2,300 people died after a quake hit Casamicciola. Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) put the magnitude at 4.0 but both the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the European quake agency, EMSC, estimated the magnitude at 4.3. People remove debris after an earthquake hit Ischia island, near Naples, Southern Italy, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 Credit: ANSA Civil protection squads were already on the island because of brush fires and more were arriving from the mainland. The quake hit a few days before the first anniversary of a powerful quake that killed nearly 300 people in central Italy, most of them in the town of Amatrice.
Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: police
By Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week's deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city's famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.
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