RIP tattoo a clue in Spain murder case

RIP tattoo a clue in Spain murder case

Image copyright Policia Nacional Police in Spain who arrested a murder suspect may have been handed a large clue through one of his tattoos. The unnamed man was sought by German police after the murder of his girlfriend in Bavaria. Authorities did not know when she died, but one of the man’s tattoos gives her […]

May wants UK post-Brexit science lift

Media captionTheresa May on her Brexit plans – and workers on boards Theresa May has tried to reassure businesses fearing a sudden change in rules once the UK leaves the EU. Speaking at the CBI conference, Mrs May promised early agreement on the status of UK nationals in Europe and EU nationals in the UK. […]

William Trevor, novelist and short story writer, dies aged 88

William Trevor, novelist and short story writer, dies aged 88

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trevor’s most recent novel was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize William Trevor, the Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer, has died at the age of 88, his publisher has announced. Penguin Random House Ireland tweeted: “We regret to announce the death of William Trevor, one of Ireland’s […]

Italy earthquake: Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief

Italy earthquake: Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief

Image copyright AP Image caption All of Amatrice’s cultural heritage has been destroyed or damaged Sunday’s proceeds from public museums across Italy will be dedicated to rebuilding work after the earthquake that killed 291 people on Wednesday. Many churches and other medieval buildings were destroyed when the 6.2 magnitude quake struck Amatrice and other parts […]

Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

Media captionMourners have been gathering for funerals of some of the victims of Wednesday’s earthquake in Italy A mass funeral has taken place in Italy for some of the 290 people killed in Wednesday’s powerful earthquake. Thirty-five victims from the town of Arquata were mourned at a sports hall in the regional capital, Ascoli Piceno. […]

Italy earthquake: Firefighter’s moving letter to child victim Giulia

Italy earthquake: Firefighter’s moving letter to child victim Giulia

Image copyright AP Image caption Giulia’s coffin being carried out at the end of the state funeral service in Ascoli Piceno A firefighter has written a moving letter to a young child who died in the Italian earthquake. Giulia Rinaldo, 10, was found on top of her little sister, Giorgia, who was pulled out alive […]

France burkini ban: Mayors urged to heed court’s ruling

France burkini ban: Mayors urged to heed court’s ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A woman in a burkini in Marseille in southern France About 30 French mayors have been urged to follow a court ruling which overturned a controversial burkini ban in a resort town. France’s top administrative court suspended the ban in Villeneuve-Loubet on Friday on civil liberties grounds. However, a number […]

Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf

Turkey allows policewomen to wear Muslim headscarf

Image copyright AP Image caption Female judges and soldiers are still not permitted to wear Muslim headscarves Turkey has lifted a ban on policewomen wearing the Islamic headscarf. Female officers will be able to wear a headscarf under their caps or berets, provided it is plain and is the same colour as the uniform. Headscarf […]

Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims

Media caption“There could, even now, still be people alive underneath here”, reports Damian Grammaticas reports in Amatrice A day of national mourning has begun in Italy for the almost 300 people who died when a powerful earthquake hit mountainous central regions. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is due to attend state funerals for victims from Arquata, […]

France ‘burkini’: Mayors urged to heed court’s ruling

France ‘burkini’: Mayors urged to heed court’s ruling

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Patrice Spinosi spoke to journalists outside court Mayors of French towns who banned the controversial “burkini” swimsuit have been warned they must heed a court ruling suspending the action. Human rights lawyer Patrice Spinosi said if any mayors did not comply, he would take each case to court. At least […]