German trial over pensioner left to die in bank branch

German trial over pensioner left to die in bank branch

Image copyright Presseportal.de Image caption Essen police released this photo showing the collapsed pensioner Three people are going on trial in the German city of Essen for failing to assist a pensioner who had collapsed after entering a bank cashpoint. The 83-year-old man died a week later, having hit his head on the tiles. A […]

Ryanair under pressure to publish full list of cancelled flights

Ryanair under pressure to publish full list of cancelled flights

Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair is under pressure to publish a full list of the flights it plans to cancel every day amid growing anger among customers. The airline said on Saturday it would cancel 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks, after it “messed up” the planning of pilot holidays. However, it […]

UK tourist in Venice hands big euro find to police

UK tourist in Venice hands big euro find to police

Image caption A view of Rialto bridge – a tourist hot spot in Venice Arriving in Venice at the weekend on a holiday in Italy, a 67-year-old British woman discovered a plastic bag containing €2,700 (£2,400; $3,200). Instead of pocketing the surprise windfall, she handed it in to the nearest police station she could find […]

European live animal trade raises major welfare concerns

European live animal trade raises major welfare concerns

Image copyright Compassion in World Farming Image caption An exhausted bull was seen being trampled on while stalled at a Turkish border Animal welfare is being neglected on long journeys across Europe amid a booming livestock trade, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme found. Livestock hauliers were found to routinely break EU laws for the protection […]

Powerful storm kills eight in Romania

Powerful storm kills eight in Romania

Media captionThe storm brought down trees, damaging cars A powerful storm in western Romania has killed eight people and injured at least 67, officials say. Most of the victims were in and around the city of Timisoara, where winds of up to 100km/h (60mph) brought down trees and tore off roofs. Some water and electricity […]

Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

Media captionThe Home Secretary says the second arrest suggests the attacker was ‘not a lone wolf’ The UK terror threat level has been lowered to severe after being raised to critical, its highest level, following Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. A second man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the […]

Parsons Green: Second arrest over Tube bombing

Parsons Green: Second arrest over Tube bombing

Media captionThe Home Secretary says the second arrest suggests the attacker was ‘not a lone wolf’ A second man has been arrested in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train, police said. The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in […]

Serbia’s gay PM is first in region to attend pride parade

Serbia’s gay PM is first in region to attend pride parade

Image copyright EPA Image caption The prime minister said “Serbia respects differences” The prime minister of Serbia has become the first head of government in a Balkan country to take part in a gay pride march. Ana Brnabic is the first gay person, as well as the first woman, to lead Serbia. Gay pride parades […]

Ryanair cancels flights after ‘messing up’ pilot holidays

Ryanair cancels flights after ‘messing up’ pilot holidays

Image copyright AFP Ryanair cancelled 82 flights on Sunday after admitting it had “messed up” the planning of its pilots’ holidays. The budget airline said on Saturday that it will cancel 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks. Marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said affected customers with bookings up to 20 September had been […]

France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack is reported to have happened at Saint-Charles Station in Marseille Two US tourists have had hydrochloric acid thrown in their faces at Marseille train station, French media say. The victims in their early 20s have been taken to hospital for treatment, La Provence newspaper reported. Two other members […]