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German woman killed and Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

German woman killed and Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kabul is on high alert after a series of kidnappings of Westerners and locals Gunmen in the Afghan capital Kabul have attacked a guesthouse, killing a German woman and beheading an Afghan guard. The attackers stormed a guesthouse run by a Swedish NGO, Operation Mercy, at about 23:30 (19:00 GMT) […]

Paris police attack: Man charged over ‘DNA link to gun’

Paris police attack: Man charged over ‘DNA link to gun’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Flowers were heaped at the scene of the shooting on the Champs Elysees French police have charged a man with terrorism offences after his DNA was found on the gun used to shoot dead a police officer in Paris last month, judicial sources say. The 23-year-old, who was not named, […]

Paris police attack: Man charged over ‘DNA link to gun’

Paris police attack: Man charged over ‘DNA link to gun’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Flowers were heaped at the scene of the shooting on the Champs Elysees French police have charged a man with terrorism offences after his DNA was found on the gun used to shoot dead a police officer in Paris last month, judicial sources say. The 23-year-old, who was not named, […]

Paris police attack: Man charged over ‘DNA link to gun’

Paris police attack: Man charged over ‘DNA link to gun’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Flowers were heaped at the scene of the shooting on the Champs Elysees French police have charged a man with terrorism offences after his DNA was found on the gun used to shoot dead a police officer in Paris last month, judicial sources say. The 23-year-old, who was not named, […]

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Svalbard Global Seed Vault took 12 months to build and opened in February 2008 Norway is boosting the flood defences of its Global Seed Vault on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard after water entered the entrance tunnel last year. The storage facility, deep inside a mountain, is designed […]

Bartra plays for Dortmund after attack

Bartra plays for Dortmund after attack

Bartra (left) was named on the bench for last weekend’s game against Augsburg but did not come on Defender Marc Bartra returned to action for the first time since being injured in the attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus as his side gained entry to the Champions League group stage. Bartra, 26, had surgery on […]

Italy makes 12 vaccinations compulsory for children

Italy makes 12 vaccinations compulsory for children

Image copyright AFP The government in Italy has ruled that children must be vaccinated against 12 common illnesses before they can enrol for state-run schools. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni blamed a decrease in vaccinations in part on a “spread of anti-scientific theories”. Italy has recorded nearly three times as many measles cases so far this […]

Actor West reveals inspiration at Cannes

Actor West reveals inspiration at Cannes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption British actor Dominic West plays famous artist Julian in The Square Dominic West has revealed he based his performance in Palme d’Or contender The Square on real-life contemporary artists – but refused to reveal who. The Wire actor plays famous artist Julian in the art world satire, alongside Mad Men […]

Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Assange can still expect to be arrested if he leaves the embassy Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy. In an angry tweet, Mr Assange said he […]

Macron in Mali: France will be ‘uncompromising’ in fight against terrorists

Macron in Mali: France will be ‘uncompromising’ in fight against terrorists

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Mali Emmanuel Macron has said France will be “uncompromising” in the fight against “Islamist terrorists” in Mali, during a short visit to the country. France’s new president also reaffirmed his commitment to helping the West African country, where French soldiers have been facing extremists […]