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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 […]

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks

Image copyright AFP Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was “unacceptable” that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first half of this month. It […]

Berlin’s Urban Nation museum hails graffiti as art from

Berlin’s Urban Nation museum hails graffiti as art from

Image copyright EPA Image caption The inaugural exhibition displays work by more than 100 of the world’s best known street artists Many cities around the world view graffiti as nothing less than vandalism – a form of pollution that must be removed from the streets. But a new gallery in the German capital is celebrating […]

Parsons Green: UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

Parsons Green: UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

Image copyright PA The UK terror threat has been increased to its highest level as police continue the hunt for the person behind the Tube bombing in south-west London. The prime minister said the threat was now critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently, after a device was detonated at Parsons Green station. Police said […]

Parsons Green: London Underground blast is terror incident

Parsons Green: London Underground blast is terror incident

Media captionFootage shows a burning bag on board the Tube carriage at Parsons Green station An explosion on a Tube train in south-west London is being treated as terrorism, Scotland Yard has said. Passengers were injured in the blast at 08:20 BST at Parsons Green station on the District Line. Pictures show a white bucket […]