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Beslan siege: Russia ‘will comply’ with critical ruling

Beslan siege: Russia ‘will comply’ with critical ruling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thirteen years on, relatives of those who died in the bloody siege continue to question the government’s response to the siege Russia says it will comply with a ruling requiring it to pay €2.9m (£2.6m; $3.5m) in damages over the 2004 Beslan school siege. About 330 people, including 186 […]

Norway jails top policeman for smuggling hashish

Norway jails top policeman for smuggling hashish

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eirik Jensen, 60, was once a senior officer responsible for tackling organised crime A senior Norwegian police officer has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for taking bribes and aiding a notorious drug smuggler. Eirik Jensen, who was responsible for combating organised crime in the capital Oslo, was arrested […]

Ryanair faces 20m euro compensation bill over cancellations

Ryanair faces 20m euro compensation bill over cancellations

Image copyright AFP Ryanair could face up to 20m euros (£18m) in compensation claims after cancelling thousands of flights due to a shortage of pilots, it has warned. The budget airline plans to cancel 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks, after it admitted it had “messed up” the planning of pilot holidays. […]

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

Media captionStanislav Petrov: ”I knew perfectly well that nobody would be able to correct my mistake if I had made one” A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian […]

German trial over pensioner left to die in bank branch

German trial over pensioner left to die in bank branch

Image copyright Presseportal.de Image caption Essen police released this photo showing the collapsed pensioner Three people are going on trial in the German city of Essen for failing to assist a pensioner who had collapsed after entering a bank cashpoint. The 83-year-old man died a week later, having hit his head on the tiles. A […]

Ryanair under pressure to publish full list of cancelled flights

Ryanair under pressure to publish full list of cancelled flights

Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair is under pressure to publish a full list of the flights it plans to cancel over the next six weeks, amid growing anger among customers. The airline said on Saturday it would cancel 40-50 flights every day up until 20 September, after it “messed up” the planning of pilot holidays. […]

UK tourist in Venice hands big euro find to police

UK tourist in Venice hands big euro find to police

Image caption A view of Rialto bridge – a tourist hot spot in Venice Arriving in Venice at the weekend on a holiday in Italy, a 67-year-old British woman discovered a plastic bag containing €2,700 (£2,400; $3,200). Instead of pocketing the surprise windfall, she handed it in to the nearest police station she could find […]

European live animal trade raises major welfare concerns

European live animal trade raises major welfare concerns

Image copyright Compassion in World Farming Image caption An exhausted bull was seen being trampled on while stalled at a Turkish border Animal welfare is being neglected on long journeys across Europe amid a booming livestock trade, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme found. Livestock hauliers were found to routinely break EU laws for the protection […]

Serbia’s gay PM is first in region to attend pride parade

Serbia’s gay PM is first in region to attend pride parade

Media captionAna Brnabic mingled with the crowds at the march in Belgrade The prime minister of Serbia has become the first head of government in a Balkan country to take part in a gay pride march. Ana Brnabic is the first gay person, as well as the first woman, to lead Serbia. Gay pride parades […]

Ukraine: Parents protest against deaths at children’s camp

Ukraine: Parents protest against deaths at children’s camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption One of the camp’s dormitory blocks was completely decimated by the fire Angry parents have protested outside the town hall in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa over the deaths of two children in a fire at a children’s camp. The remains of a third person were later discovered, though it […]