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The warning comes as the Spanish government moves to reassert control over the region's authorities.
- Brexit: Business lobby groups call for transition deal clarity
Britain's five biggest business lobby groups unite to call for swift action on transition plans.
- FBI agent reveals life infiltrating extremist groups in America
The American Muslim is an active FBI agent who befriends key figures plotting jihadist attacks.
- UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare
John Craig says he was initially "followed" before making his way to safety in Australia.
- Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to handle North Korea threat
Shinzo Abe has promised strong "counter-measures" against Pyongyang after a decisive election win.
- Macron's dog pees on Elysée fireplace
Nemo, Emmanuel Macron's black labrador-griffon cross, made his presence felt at the Elysee.
- The Parisian 'on-street concierge' service
It's filling the hole left by the disappearance of the traditional building concierge.
- 'Toxic' cars hit with new charge in London
The cost of driving in central London will almost double for some motorists under the new scheme.
- More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'
The eight-year study finds infant sea creatures will be especially harmed by more acidic oceans.
- Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto 'back greater autonomy'
Central government says the polls are unnecessary but they are permitted under the constitution.
- Australia tightens security checks on airport staff
About 140,000 employees will face random testing for explosives in a security crackdown.
- Sherin Mathews: US police find body in missing child case
The three-year-old went missing after her father sent her out of their home at 3am as punishment.
- Argentina election: Macri wins crucial mid-term vote
The election was seen as a referendum on President Macri's agenda of pro-market economic reforms.
- Justin Timberlake to make Super Bowl return
The singer will headline 2018's half-time show, 14 years on from his infamous Janet Jackson duet.
- Mexico's skeleton parade celebrates the dead
In the run-up to the Day of the Dead, Mexicans parade through their capital dressed as skeletons.
- 'We're not going to have war'
South Koreans say they have been reassured by the country's show of military might.
- Doctor Who: Bradley Walsh among new cast members
Jodie Whittaker's Time Lord will be joined by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.
- The 25th Amendment: Could it be used to unseat Trump?
How an amendment drafted to secure the order of presidential succession could be used to strip the president of his powers ? and what it would take to make that happen.
- Presenter falls through trap door at teen awards
The Towie star says she feels OK after falling through a trapdoor at the Radio 1 Teen Awards.
- 3D tech used in bowel cancer surgery
The surgeon is able to communicate with colleagues in the US and India during the operation.
- Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco
Competitors performed acrobatics from heights of up to 27m (89ft) in Chile.
- CEO Secrets: People matter more than I had ever thought
CEO Secrets: What a professional business advisor learnt from running his own firm.
- Why Soviet prison-style tattoos are gaining popularity
How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.
- Lewis Hine and the photos that changed America
An exhibition in New York highlights the child labour photos of Lewis Hine that shocked the US.
- Charting China's 'great purge' under Xi Jinping
Data show the top leader has overseen a clear-out of officials not witnessed since the days of Mao.