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Avalanche hits hotel as parts of Europe are snowed under

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The force of the snow shattered windows and filled the hotel’s rooms In Austria, 60 hotel guests escaped injury when their building was hit by an avalanche overnight. The avalanche in Ramsau am Dachstein was strong enough to throw vehicles out of its path and burst through windows. Much of […]

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing

Media caption‘Mum, this man has a knife!’ – witness describes the moment before Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz is fatally stabbed The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital, a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people on […]

Israel to scour Danube in search for Holocaust remains

Image copyright AFP Image caption Budapest’s murdered Jews are commemorated with The Shoes on the Danube Promenade Israeli divers are to search the Danube in Budapest with Hungarian help to recover remains of Jews murdered during the Holocaust. Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, visiting Budapest, said remains would be sent to Israel for a Jewish […]

Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk mayor, dies after stabbing at charity event

Media caption‘Mum, this man has a knife!’ – witness describes the moment before Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz is fatally stabbed The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has died in hospital a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people on […]

Czech pensioner jailed for terror attacks on trains

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pensioner twice left trees on railway tracks and tried to pass it off as Islamist attacks A Czech pensioner has been jailed for four years for terrorism offences which he tried to stage as jihadist attacks. Jaromir Balda, 71, felled trees to block railway lines and left messages […]

Cesare Battisti: Ex-militant extradited by Bolivia arrives in Italy

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cesare Battisti arrived in Rome, flanked by a dozen police officers An Italian former militant communist captured in Bolivia has arrived in Rome, officials have confirmed. Cesare Battisti, 64, was extradited after being found in Santa Cruz de La Sierra on Saturday in an international police operation. Battisti was two […]

Spain toddler stuck in deep borehole near Málaga

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rescue effort began on Sunday and went on through the night Rescuers in southern Spain are trying to find a two-year-old boy who fell down a borehole more than 100m (328ft) deep and just 25cm (10in) wide. The search began on Sunday afternoon and continued at night near […]

Cesare Battisti: Bolivia extradites Italian ex-militant

Image copyright AFP Image caption A picture of Cesare Battisti on the plane leaving Bolivia was released by the Italian interior ministry An Italian former communist militant captured in Bolivia is on a plane back to Rome, officials have confirmed. Cesare Battisti, 64, is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he […]

Pawel Adamowicz: Gdansk mayor stabbed at charity event

Image copyright EPA Image caption The mayor was stabbed while on stage at a major charity event The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk has been seriously injured after being stabbed on stage at the country’s biggest charity event, officials say. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, had to be resuscitated at the scene and was taken […]

Paris bakery explosion death toll rises to four

Media captionVideo showed the aftermath of the explosion, with flames engulfing the ground floor The death toll from a suspected gas explosion in central Paris has risen to four after rescue workers found the body of a woman in the rubble. Two firefighters and a Spanish tourist were also killed in Saturday’s blast at a […]