Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Floodlights are guiding the night search Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa are searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). Reports […]

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

Media captionParts of the bridge can be seen collapsing A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing 26 people and badly injuring 15, police told the BBC. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential rain. Cars and […]

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

Media captionParts of the bridge can be seen collapsing A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing at least 35 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, emergency services say. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential […]

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament. One woman is being treated in hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries, Scotland Yard said. Two others were also injured. The man in his late […]

Motorway bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy

Image copyright Polizia di Stato Image caption Police shared this photo of the bridge after its collapse A major bridge has collapsed near the city of Genoa, Italian police say. The bridge, a part of the A10 motorway, is about 100 metres tall, Italian media say – and there are unconfirmed reports that cars may […]

Sweden cars: 80 set on fire by gangs in several cities

Image copyright EVN Image caption Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze one after another in western Swedish cities Dozens of cars have been set alight in Sweden overnight, in what police say may be a co-ordinated criminal action. Up to 80 vehicles were badly damaged by gangs of black-clad youths, beginning at about 21:00 local […]

Vienna named world’s most liveable city

Image copyright Getty Images The Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social […]

Paris baulks at ‘horrible’ eco-friendly public urinals

Image copyright AFP Image caption One man displays a penchant for public performance A boat cruise along the River Seine is one of most popular ways to see Paris, but angry locals are worried that a new installation may spoil the experience. Bright-red, fully exposed, urinals have been placed across the city to reduce peeing […]

The city ranked as the most liveable in the world

Image copyright Getty Images Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social stability, […]

Monaco noble claims millions from France over royal ‘trick’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Monaco’s Royal Palace: The principality is a sun-drenched tax haven A French-born aristocrat has asked the French state to pay him €351m (£314m; $401m) in damages, alleging that it tricked his relatives out of succeeding to the throne of Monaco. Count Louis de Causans, 44, says that early in the […]