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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 […]

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kneissl (left) invited Mr Putin (2nd left) to attend her wedding during his visit to Austria earlier this year, Russian officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a surprise guest at Saturday’s wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, Moscow has confirmed. “Yes, he will drop by on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kneissl (left) invited Mr Putin (2nd left) to attend her wedding during his visit to Austria earlier this year, Russian officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a surprise guest at Saturday’s wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, Moscow has confirmed. “Yes, he will drop by on […]

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. He also said he would make €5m ($5.7m) available from central funds. The regional government […]

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says it does not know what the satellite is or why it is behaving strangely A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no […]

Taner Kilic: Amnesty Turkish chair to be released from prison

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Taner Kilic has spent more than a year in jail on charges Amnesty say are baseless Turkey has decided to release the national head of Amnesty International after more than a year in prison. Taner Kilic was arrested in June 2017 on terrorism charges. He is expected to be […]

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Floodlights guided the search overnight Rescuers in the north-western Italian city of Genoa continue to search for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. The interior minister said at least 35 people were killed when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). About 16 people were injured in […]

UK police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians […]