Dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Police are at the venue A van containing gas canisters has been discovered near a music venue in Rotterdam, hours after a tip-off from Spanish police led to the cancellation of a rock concert. The driver of the Spain-registered van was detained by police, Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb told journalists. US […]

Kim Wall: Headless body identified as missing journalist

Image copyright Tom Wall Image caption Kim Wall was researching a feature about submarines before she disappeared A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say. DNA from the torso matched that from Ms Wall’s hairbrush and toothbrush. Chief investigator Jens Moller Jensen said […]

Vaginal seeding after Caesarean ‘risky’, warn doctors

Image copyright Getty Images New mothers should not embrace the trend of “seeding” their babies with vaginal bacteria, say doctors. It exposes children born by Caesarean section to bacteria that could have coated their bodies if they had been born vaginally. The idea is bacteria help train the immune system and lower the risk of […]

No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for EU court in UK

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a “special partnership” with the EU, but it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ […]

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night The cell behind the Barcelona van attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including the city’s famous Sagrada Familia church, a suspect has told a Madrid court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects who gave evidence. The group’s […]

Kim Wall: Unidentified torso ‘deliberately mutilated’

Image copyright Tom Wall Image caption Kim Wall (pictured) was researching a feature about submarines before she disappeared A headless and limbless corpse found in waters off Denmark was deliberately mutilated, say Copenhagen police. But they say it is still too early to say whether it is the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. She […]

Ischia earthquake: Three brothers freed from rubble

Media captionThe moment baby Pasquale is rescued from the rubble Rescuers have freed the last of three brothers who were trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia. The fire service confirmed they had rescued the 11-year-old at 14:12 local time (12:12 GMT), some 16 hours after the quake […]

Finland attack: Moroccan admits Turku killings

Image copyright AFP Image caption The main suspect appeared via a video link from his hospital bed Eighteen-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah has appeared before a court via a video link to admit a knife attack that left two women dead and eight other people wounded in the Finnish city of Turku. Finland’s prime minister has described […]

Russian theatre director Serebrennikov charged in fraud case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A court was due to decide whether Kirill Serebrennikov would be held in custody Outspoken theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with large-scale fraud by Russia’s investigative committee. He pleaded not guilty in court to embezzling 68m roubles (£880,000; $1.1m) of state funding awarded for a […]

Barcelona attack: Surviving suspects face judge

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night Four men accused of belonging to the cell behind the attacks in and around Barcelona are appearing at the high court in Madrid. They are being questioned by a judge deciding what charges to press over the vehicle attacks that left 15 […]

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