Russian fighter jet shot down in Syria’s Idlib province

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images said to show the wreckage of the Sukhoi-25 A Russian Sukhoi-25 fighter jet has been shot down in a rebel-held area in Syria’s north-western province of Idlib. The Russian defence ministry said the pilot had ejected into an area believed to be controlled by the al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham […]

Spain cracks King Ferdinand’s 500-year-old secret code

Image copyright Radio Television Espanola Image caption The men used “over 200 symbols” to communicate with each other A 500-year-old secret code used in letters between one of Spain’s most famous monarchs and a military commander has been cracked. Ferdinand of Aragon’s letters have tantalised historians for centuries. Constructed using more than 200 special characters, […]

Italy Macerata drive-by attack: Foreigners targeted, say police

Image copyright EPA Image caption The shootings took place in various parts of the town At least six people have been wounded in a series of drive-by shootings in a town in central Italy, and one man has been arrested, police say. All of those hurt in the attacks in Macerata were foreigners, they said. […]

Lady Gaga halts Europe tour in ‘severe pain’

Image copyright Brian Samuelson Lady Gaga has cancelled the last 10 dates of the European leg of her world tour due to “severe pain”. In a statement posted on Twitter, the pop star apologised to fans and said she was “devastated”, but needed to put “myself and my well-being” first. The Grammy award-winning singer has […]

Calais migrants: Five shot in mass brawl

Image copyright EPA Image caption A man gets medical help from rescue workers after clashes in Calais, northern France At least five migrants have been shot during a mass brawl between Afghans and Eritreans in the French port city of Calais, local officials say. A 37-year-old Afghan man is suspected of firing shots at a […]

Five migrants shot in huge Calais brawl

Image copyright EPA Image caption A man gets medical help from rescue workers after clashes in Calais, northern France At least five migrants have been shot in the French port city of Calais, after a mass brawl between Afghans and Eritreans. French news agency AFP reports that four Eritrean youths aged 16-18 are in a […]

Tainted baby milk risk ‘began in 2005’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The tainted baby milk scandal will cost Lactalis hundreds of millions of euros The French dairy group at the centre of a baby milk scandal, Lactalis, has admitted some of its products may have been tainted over more than a decade. Millions of boxes of powdered milk have been […]

Winter Olympics 2018: Court overturns life bans given to Russian athletes

Russia’s Alexander Tretiakov won gold in the men’s skeleton at Sochi – before being banned for life by the IOC A decision to overturn the Olympic life bans of 28 Russian athletes “may have a serious impact on the future fight against doping”, says the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Court of Arbitration for Sport […]

Turkey court ‘reverses release’ of Amnesty head Taner Kilic

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Taner Kilic is accused of using an encrypted messaging application A Turkish court has reversed its decision to release from detention the local head of human rights group Amnesty International, the group says. Detained in June, Taner Kilic has been charged with membership of a terrorist organisation, which he […]

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