Ten of thousand of protesters marched through the streets of Barcelona today sparking fears of a civil war, after Spain’s prime minister requested special powers to impose direct rule on Catalonia. As the region’s president was threatened with arrest he declared it the “worst attack on Catalonia” since military dictator Francisco Franco in a passionate speech…
An elderly woman who went missing is feared to have been killed by a crocodile after Australian police found possible human remains and a walking stick near a creek on Thursday. Anne Cameron, 79, who police said might have dementia, was last seen on Tuesday at a care home near the tourist town of Port Douglas on Australia’s northeastern coast.
Queensland Police and the State Emergency Service were searching for her when they came across clothing and a walking stick with her name on it. “We’ve also located some biological matter which we believe to be human remains,” Queensland Police Acting Inspector Ed Lukin told reporters. “We continue to search the area in the hopes that we find her alive.” But he said that as the items were “located near a creek bank, we cannot rule out the possibility of a croc attack”.
Lukin said police believed Cameron had wandered into the dense bushland, where she became lost, but it was not known if she had entered the water. The broadcaster also said the beach was closed in April when a four-metre croc was spotted swimming offshore, while there had been several attacks by the reptiles on dogs in the area this year.
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