People comfort each other in barcelona after a van ploughed into a crowd on las ramblas. the attack has killed at least 13 people and injured several others. the driver deliberately rammed his vehicle into pedestrians on barcelona's most popular street. police are treating it as a terrorist attack. the head of the catalan region said two people had been arrested. (photo credit: afp/getty images) #barcelona#prayforbarcelona
Former president @barackobama shared these words and this photograph by @petesouza in a tweet that has become the most liked ever on twitter. he shared it after the attack on charlottesville, virginia. his words were from a passage from mr mandela’s autobiography, the long walk to freedom. the full quote reads, “no one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. people must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” more than 3 million people have liked the image. #quoteoftheday#charlottesville#tolerance#obama#quote#instaquote#mandela#nelsonmandela#thelongwalktofreedom#twitter#bbcnews
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of elvis presley.
born on 8 january 1935 in tupelo, mississippi, presley began his singing career with sun records in memphis aged 19 and went on to make 81 gold-selling albums.
elvis's legacy and monetary worth remain immensely strong - according to forbes' list of top earning dead stars he earned $27m (£21m) in 2016, and sold one million albums. he died of a heart attack on 16 august 1977 aged just 42. photo: rex/shutterstock
A confederate statue, which had stood for almost 100 years, is pulled down by protesters in durham, north carolina. a crowd cheered as the statue - a tribute to troops who fought on the pro-slavery side of the american civil war - was destroyed.
it comes just days after violence at far-right protests in charlottesville, virginia against the removal of a statue of confederate general robert e. lee. a car was rammed into a group of people demonstrating against a white supremacist rally in the city, killing heather heyer.
A lightning bolt strikes, near to a skyscraper, during a storm over moscow, russia.
among moscow’s most eye-catching structures commissioned by stalin himself, are the seven skyscrapers – the ‘seven sisters’ – that surround the city in a loose ring, a startling assemblage of columns and gothic detail. photo: antonov mladen/afp
Flowers lie next to a picture of 32-year-old heather heyer at a makeshift memorial in charlottesville, virginia. heather was killed after a car rammed into a group of people protesting against a white supremacist rally in the city on saturday. heather's last post on social media said," if you're not outraged, you're not listening." friends and fellow activists have now had those words printed on t-shirts commemorating what she stood for. her heartbroken mother said, "heather was about stopping hatred." nineteen people were also injured in the incident which happened at the end of a "unite the right" march. find out more about heather heyer bbc.in/charlottesville - photo reuters/justin ide #charlottesville#virginia#usa
This is the dramatic moment a car plunged seven storeys from a us car park, hitting a vehicle in the alley below. amazingly, no-one was seriously injured in the accident which happened in austin, texas. the driver of the falling car was treated in hospital, but is expected to be okay. pictures: austin police department #car#crash#austin#texas#parking#parkingfail