Barcelona: 13 killed as van rams crowds in Las Ramblas

Media captionEyewitness Aamer Anwar: “Families were screaming for their children” Thirteen people died and dozens were injured when a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas area, Catalan police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area that is popular with tourists, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for […]

Barcelona: Van hits crowds in Ramblas tourist area

Media captionEyewitness Aamer Anwar: “I heard a crash, everybody started to run” A van has ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas tourist area. Spanish police say several people have been injured in a “massive crash”, while emergency services are urging people to stay away from the area around Plaça de Catalunya. Reports from the […]

German election: AfD leader Frauke Petry faces perjury fight

Image copyright AFD Image caption Ms Petry stepped back from the party leadership in April for have her fifth baby A parliamentary committee in eastern Germany has called for Frauke Petry, one of the leaders of Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), to lose her immunity from prosecution over allegations of perjury. The decision comes […]

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

Media captionAerial footage shows the destruction Tens of thousands of trees have been brought down by storms that wreaked havoc across northern and western Poland, the forestry service says. The storms over the weekend killed six people, including two Girl Guides who were crushed by a falling tree. Thousands of homes were also damaged. Poland’s […]

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

Image copyright EPA Image caption More migrants could arrive in Spain this year than in Greece, the UN says Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a […]

Libyans ‘threatened’ Med migrant aid boat Golfo Azzurro

Media captionLibyan official: ‘If you do not follow orders we will target you’ A Spanish migrant aid group is deciding whether to continue its Mediterranean rescue mission after it said its boat was targeted by Libya’s coastguard. Proactiva Open Arms, one of three groups still operating off Libya, said its boat was in international waters […]

Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Media captionThe moment parts of a tree fell on a crowd was caught on camera during a Facebook live A falling tree has killed at least 13 people and injured 49 at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a suburb […]

Falling tree kills 12 on Portuguese island of Madeira

Media captionThe moment parts of a tree fell on a crowd was caught on camera during a Facebook live A falling tree has killed at least 12 people and injured 52 more at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a […]

Swiss hotel’s signs for Jews spark row and Israeli complaint

Image copyright Apartmenthaus paradies Image caption The hotel’s signs specifically for Jews caused a diplomatic incident Israel has expressed anger to the Swiss government over a hotel’s sign that told Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool. The sign in English, at Apartmenthaus Paradies in the mountain resort of Arosa, triggered much criticism. […]

Dutch porn makers let off for church sex film in Tilburg

Dutch porn makers let off for church sex film in Tilburg

Image copyright Alamy Image caption A special Mass took place in January to cleanse Saint Joseph’s church Prosecutors have rejected a complaint from a church in the Dutch city of Tilburg after two actors were filmed having sex in the confessional box. The video was posted on a Dutch porn website earlier this year. Dutch […]