Explosion in Somali capital, clouds of smoke seen - Reuters witness
MOGADISHU A loud explosion was heard in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, and huge clouds of smoke could be seen, a Reuters witness said.
MADRID Spanish police said on Tuesday they had arrested a Briton suspected of leading a drug-trafficking organisation, describing him as one of Europe's top 10 most wanted criminals.
Brian Charrington was arrested along with his girlfriend and son as part of a police operation in which 13 people were detained between Spain and Venezuela.
It was not immediately clear when Charrington, a former car dealer from Middlesborough in northern England, had been arrested.
Police also said they had seized 220 kg of cocaine from an apartment in Alicante, on Spain's east coast, and blocked bank accounts, property and goods worth over 5 million euros (4.3 million pounds).
Spain remains a popular destination for British criminals, who exploited the lack of an extradition treaty between the two countries for several years until 1985. Police arrested British fugitive Mark Lilley in Malaga last week.
Spanish police worked with forces from Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Britain in the operation, with the support of AMERIPOL.
(Reporting by Iciar Reinlein; Writing by Clare Kane; Editing by Alistair Lyon)
SYDNEY A second British backpacker died on Tuesday a week after he was stabbed trying to protect a fellow traveller during an attack at a hostel in northern Australia, police said.
ATHENS More than 460 migrants and refugees arrived on Greek islands from Turkey on Tuesday, the highest in several weeks, despite a European Union deal with Ankara agreed in March to close off that route.