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Liege shootings: Gunman ‘killed day before attack’

Media captionSocial media footage captured the sound of gunshots The man who shot dead two police officers and a civilian in the Belgian city of Liège had killed someone the night before the attacks, the country’s interior minister says. Jan Jambon said the gunman, named as Benjamin Herman, had murdered a man – a former […]

Liege shooting: Two police officers and civilian dead in Belgium

Media captionSocial media footage captured the sound of gunshots A man has shot dead two female police officers and a civilian in the eastern Belgian city of Liège. The gunman also took a female cleaner hostage at a school before being killed by police. Two other police officers were also injured. The man’s motive is […]

Paris balcony boy’s family thank Mali ‘Spiderman’ Mamoudou Gassama

Media captionMalian ‘spiderman’ rescues Paris child – then meets French president The family of a small boy dramatically rescued after dangling from a balcony in Paris have expressed their gratitude to the Malian man who saved him. “He’s truly a hero,” the boy’s grandmother said of migrant Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled four floors to pluck […]

Berlin far-right supporters outnumbered by counter-protest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption AfD supporters waved German flags as they marched through the capital Thousands of people gathered in Berlin on Sunday amid a heavy police presence for rival demonstrations, staged by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and by counter-protesters. Police said more than 5,000 people attended the AfD demonstration, […]

Irish abortion referendum: New laws by end of the year – Irish PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It was a highly-emotive campaign and the result was overwhelming A new abortion law will be in place by the end of the year, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said. It follows a landslide vote in favour of repealing the Republic of Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion. The proposed […]

Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails ‘quiet revolution’

Media caption‘Quiet revolution ‘ – Irish PM Leo Varadkar The Irish prime minister has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for overturning the abortion ban. Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law. “The people have spoken. They have […]

YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories than those who did not. […]

Michel Platini: No criminal charges, claims ex-Uefa president

Michel Platini (left) and Sepp Blatter were banned from football after a Fifa ethics committee investigation over a “disloyal payment” Disgraced ex-Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed he will not face any criminal charges over the matter that led to his ban from football. Former France captain Platini, 62, was head of European football’s governing […]

Spanish rapper on the run after ‘terror lyrics’ prison sentence

Image copyright YouTube/Josep Valtonyc Image caption The 24-year-old rapper Josep Miquel Arenas Beltran frequently criticises Spain’s political situation in his songs “Tomorrow is the day. Disobedience is legitimate and a duty. Here, no one surrenders,” – the final words by Spanish rapper Valtonyc before he went on the run on Wednesday. Now his whereabouts are […]

MH17: Russia ‘liable’ for downing airliner over Ukraine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The remains of the Boeing 777, photographed at its crash site in 2014 Australia and the Netherlands say they are holding Russia responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in 2014. All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died when it […]