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Calais ‘Jungle’: Last remaining children evacuated from camp

Calais ‘Jungle’: Last remaining children evacuated from camp

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption The first buses left at 08:30 local time French authorities have begun moving 1,500 migrant children from the Calais “Jungle” camp, a week after demolition began. Two buses carrying the first minors left the area at 08:30 local time (07:30 GMT). The unaccompanied children will be taken to reception centres […]

Amnesty International’s Moscow office ‘sealed by authorities’

Amnesty International’s Moscow office ‘sealed by authorities’

Image copyright Sergei Nikitin Image caption The director of Amnesty’s Moscow office Sergei Nikitin posted a picture of the official seal across the office door on Facebook Amnesty International’s office in Moscow has been sealed off by the city authorities, a member of staff has confirmed. Alexander Artemyev said that official seals had been placed […]

Millions of fake euros found in Bulgaria reservoir

Millions of fake euros found in Bulgaria reservoir

Image caption The notes were found in Mechka reservoir, close to the town of Purvomai Police divers in Bulgaria have discovered about €13m (£11.7m) in fake banknotes hidden in a reservoir. Officials said bundles of counterfeit €500 notes were found after a tip-off. The exact size of the haul will not be known until the […]

Italy quake: Strong tremor felt as far as Rome

Media captionCisse Dame’s family is among 200 people sheltering in a gym in Tolentino Central Italy was hit on Tuesday by the strongest shock since the 30 October earthquake that brought down buildings in several towns and villages. The 4.8-magnitude tremor was centred on a mountainous area not far from the villages hit in Sunday’s […]

Calais migrants: France’s Hollande vows no return to camp

Calais migrants: France’s Hollande vows no return to camp

Image copyright AFP Image caption French authorities declared the operation to clear the “Jungle” camp over on Monday No-one will be allowed back in the dismantled “Jungle” camp at Calais now that it has been cleared of thousands of migrants and refugees, says French President Francois Hollande. The final shelters were destroyed on Monday, after […]

Spain’s Mislata district collects dog DNA in anti-poo campaign

Spain’s Mislata district collects dog DNA in anti-poo campaign

Image copyright AFP Image caption Collection of dog DNA has been tried on a limited scale in the US and UK A municipality in eastern Spain is launching a dog DNA database in order to catch owners who allow their dogs to foul the pavements. Officials in Mislata, near Valencia, say police will take samples […]

Frank de Boer: Inter Milan sack Dutch coach after 85 days in charge

Frank de Boer: Inter Milan sack Dutch coach after 85 days in charge

Frank de Boer won 112 caps for the Netherlands and played for Ajax, Barcelona, Galatasaray and Rangers Inter Milan have sacked manager Frank de Boer after just 85 days in charge of the Italian club. Inter are 12th in the Serie A table after a 1-0 loss at Sampdoria on Sunday, their fourth defeat in […]

Reformation day: Pope Francis marks Luther anniversary in Sweden

Reformation day: Pope Francis marks Luther anniversary in Sweden

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pope Francis and senior Lutheran Martin Junge at an event in Malmo Pope Francis has taken part in events to commemorate the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation during his trip to Sweden. The Pope appealed to Catholics and Lutherans to “mend” history and look with honesty at the past, “recognising […]

Sweden declares Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg officially dead

Sweden declares Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg officially dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Wallenberg disappeared after his arrest by the Soviet military in 1945 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who helped thousands of Hungarian Jews to escape Nazi mass murder in World War Two, has been formally pronounced dead by Sweden’s Tax Agency. He was arrested by Soviet forces in Hungary in 1945 and […]

Italy quake: At least 15,000 in temporary shelters

Media captionDrone footage shows the extent of the damage to the basilica of San Benedetto in Norcia Italy’s most powerful earthquake since 1980 has left more than 15,000 people homeless, according to the country’s civil protection agency. No-one was killed in Sunday’s quake but 20 people were injured and there is extensive damage in and […]