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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 […]

Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The wedding invitation has stirred controversy in Austria Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday – but not before attending nuptials in Austria first. A Kremlin spokesman confirmed earlier this week that that Mr Putin would be a surprise guest at the […]

‘I met my IS captor on a German street’

Media captionAshwaq, a Yazidi teenager sold by Islamic State, came face-to-face with her former captor 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 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed […]

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 […]