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EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus extradites suspect Seif al-Din Mustafa

EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus extradites suspect Seif al-Din Mustafa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Mustafa fought extradition to his home country for more than two years An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane and diverted it to Cyprus has been deported to his home country after a two-year extradition battle. Seif al-Din Mustafa is accused of using a fake suicide belt on an […]

Italy bridge collapse: State funeral held in Genoa

Italy bridge collapse: State funeral held in Genoa

Media captionThe families of 18 of the victims gathered to mourn at a state funeral Thousands of mourners attended a state funeral on Saturday for 18 victims of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa. Italian President Sergio Mattarella and PM Giuseppe Conte led the ceremony. Local media reported a man and a family of three were […]

Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Putin took his host for a twirl, ignoring the controversy about the invitation Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who has been criticised for inviting him. Mr Putin gave her presents and danced with her at the event in the southern […]

Italy bridge collapse: Genoa holds state funeral

Italy bridge collapse: Genoa holds state funeral

Image copyright EPA Image caption Grieving relatives gathered at the hall in Genoa where rows of coffins were laid out Italian President Sergio Mattarella is presiding at a state funeral for 18 of the victims of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa. Mr Mattarella and PM Giuseppe Conte are leading mourners at the ceremony. Local media […]

Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The wedding invitation has stirred controversy in Austria Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday – but not before attending nuptials in Austria first. A Kremlin spokesman confirmed earlier this week that that Mr Putin would be a surprise guest at the […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Image copyright Barham Ali/ Bas News Image caption “I never believed I would see something like this,” Ashwaq told the BBC A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only […]

Italy bridge collapse: Victims’ families shun state funeral

Italy bridge collapse: Victims’ families shun state funeral

Image copyright AFP Image caption Only a minority of victims’ families say they will take part in Saturday’s state funeral Fewer than half the families of victims of the Genoa bridge collapse in Italy have accepted the offer of a state funeral, according to media reports. The Morandi bridge collapsed suddenly on Tuesday, killing at […]

Genoa bridge collapse: ‘Miracle escape’ stories emerge

Genoa bridge collapse: ‘Miracle escape’ stories emerge

Media captionLuciano Goccia: ‘I was under the bridge when it collapsed’ Hair-raising stories of narrow escapes from the Italian motorway bridge collapse have emerged, two days after the disaster in Genoa. A salesman was saved by firefighters after his falling van got caught in the wreckage of the bridge, while his companion plunged to his […]

Sweden Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case

Sweden Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case

Image copyright Farah Alhajeh Image caption Ms Alhajeh said she brought the case on behalf of others who could find themselves in the same position A Swedish Muslim woman has won compensation after her job interview was ended when she refused a handshake. Farah Alhajeh, 24, was applying for a job as an interpreter when […]

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

Powerful pictures from the Faroe Islands show the sea turned blood red after dozens of whales were killed by islanders in preparation for the harsh winter months. Warning: This story contains images some may find distressing Image copyright Alastair Ward / Triangle News Cambridge University student Alastair Ward, 22, photographed the traditional “whale driving” carried […]

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