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Italy bridge collapse: Victims’ families shun state funeral

Image copyright AFP Image caption Only a minority of victims’ families say they will take part in Saturday’s state funeral Fewer than half the families of victims of the Genoa bridge collapse in Italy have accepted the offer of a state funeral, according to media reports. The Morandi bridge collapsed suddenly on Tuesday, killing at […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Image copyright Barham Ali/ Bas News Image caption “I never believed I would see something like this,” Ashwaq told the BBC A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only […]

Texting is not an acceptable way of writing will, French court rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A French court has ruled that an individual’s will must be written by hand A French person cannot change his or her last will and testament by text message, a court has said. It was ruling in a dispute over a text by a man going through a divorce. […]

Italy bridge collapse: Victims’ families refuse state funeral

Image copyright AFP Image caption Only a minority of victims’ families say they will take part in Saturday’s state funeral Fewer than half the families of victims of the Genoa bridge collapse have accepted the offer of a state funeral amid anger at Italy’s government. The Morandi bridge collapsed suddenly on Tuesday, killing at least […]

Genoa bridge collapse: ‘Miracle escape’ stories emerge

Media captionLuciano Goccia: ‘I was under the bridge when it collapsed’ Hair-raising stories of narrow escapes from the Italian motorway bridge collapse have emerged, two days after the disaster in Genoa. A salesman was saved by firefighters after his falling van got caught in the wreckage of the bridge, while his companion plunged to his […]

Genoa bridge collapse: ‘Miracle escape’ stories emerge

Media captionLuciano Goccia: ‘I was under the bridge when it collapsed’ Hair-raising stories of narrow escapes from the Italian motorway bridge collapse have emerged, two days after the disaster in Genoa. A salesman was saved by firefighters after his falling van got caught in the wreckage of the bridge, while his companion plunged to his […]

Sweden Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case

Image copyright Farah Alhajeh Image caption Ms Alhajeh said she brought the case on behalf of others who could find themselves in the same position A Swedish Muslim woman has won compensation after her job interview was ended when she refused a handshake. Farah Alhajeh, 24, was applying for a job as an interpreter when […]

Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

Powerful pictures from the Faroe Islands show the sea turned blood red after dozens of whales were killed by islanders in preparation for the harsh winter months. Warning: This story contains images some may find distressing Image copyright Alastair Ward / Triangle News Cambridge University student Alastair Ward, 22, photographed the traditional “whale driving” carried […]

Genoa bridge collapse: ‘Miracle escape’ stories emerge

Media captionLuciano Goccia: ‘I was under the bridge when it collapsed’ Hair-raising stories of narrow escapes from the Italian motorway bridge collapse have emerged, two days after the disaster in Genoa. A salesman was saved by firefighters after his falling van got caught in the wreckage of the bridge, while his companion plunged to his […]

Marine Le Pen’s presence deemed ‘disrespectful’ at Web Summit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marine Le Pen has been un-invited to the Web Summit in Portugal Marine Le Pen, the former French presidential candidate and leader of the National Rally political party, has been un-invited to one of Europe’s largest technology conferences. Ms Le Pen was listed on the Web Summit’s website as […]