Calais ‘Jungle’: Demolition crews pull down migrant camp

Media captionThe demolition operation started on Monday afternoon Crews have begun dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais with sledgehammers as its inhabitants leave by coach for other parts of France. Workers in hard hats and orange jumpsuits pulled down unoccupied tents and shacks by hand. More than 4,000 people have now been moved away […]

Mayors of Kurdish Turkey city Diyarbakir held in terror probe

Mayors of Kurdish Turkey city Diyarbakir held in terror probe

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Gultan Kisanak was held at Diyarbakir’s airport, the authorities said The co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Turkey’s largest Kurdish-majority city, have been detained as part of a terrorism investigation, security officials say. Gultan Kisanak was held at the local airport, while Firat Anli was arrested at his home in the south-eastern […]

‘Aleppo toy smuggler’ Rami Adham rejects fraud claims

Media captionThe “toy smuggler of Aleppo” is now being investigated for fraud A Finnish-Syrian man feted by the global media for smuggling toys into Syria has rejected fraud allegations. On Friday, Finnish police said they had launched a preliminary investigation into his use of donated money. Finnish media have published claims he withheld money, had […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean to have ‘deadliest year ever’

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean to have ‘deadliest year ever’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of people have died trying to reach Europe on the dangerous route between Libya and Italy This year is set to be the deadliest for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, the UN refugee agency says. Some 3,740 people died until 23 October, a number that is […]

Serbia arrests group for ‘spying on Montenegro PM’

Serbia arrests group for ‘spying on Montenegro PM’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Djukanovic, a political veteran, has steered Montenegro towards the EU and Nato Serbia says it has detained several people with foreign links involved in spying on Montenegro’s prime minister. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said the suspects had passed on details of PM Milo Djukanovic’s movements to others who […]

Calais ‘Jungle’: Demolition crews pull down migrant camp

Media captionThe demolition operation started on Monday afternoon Crews have begun dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais with sledgehammers as its inhabitants leave by coach for other parts of France. Workers in hard hats and orange jumpsuits have been pulling down unoccupied tents and shacks by hand. More than 2,800 people have now been […]

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean to have ‘deadliest year ever’

Migrant crisis: Mediterranean to have ‘deadliest year ever’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Hundreds of people have died trying to reach Europe on the dangerous route between Libya and Italy This year is set to be the deadliest for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, the UN refugee agency says. Some 3,740 people died until 23 October, a number that is […]

WW2 POW’s postcard returned to family by teacher

WW2 POW’s postcard returned to family by teacher

Image copyright Valentina Romano Image caption The postcard was sent on 17 October, 1944 by an Italian prisoner in a Nazi labour camp A postcard written from a Nazi labour camp in 1944 has been delivered to the writer’s family – after a teacher stumbled across it in the street. Valentina Romano, from Como, Italy, […]

Serbia arrests group for ‘spying on Montenegro PM’

Serbia arrests group for ‘spying on Montenegro PM’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Djukanovic, a political veteran, has steered Montenegro towards the EU and Nato Serbia says it has detained several people with foreign links involved in spying on Montenegro’s prime minister. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said the suspects had passed on details of PM Milo Djukanovic’s movements to others who […]

Cocaine ‘torpedo’ found in Ireland

Cocaine ‘torpedo’ found in Ireland

Image copyright Revenue Commissioners Image caption 75kg of the drug was seized by Revenue officers A “torpedo” carrying more than 5m euros (£4.5m) of cocaine has been found on a beach in the Republic of Ireland. More than 75kg of the drug were found near the tourist hotspot of the Cliffs of Moher in County […]