Dutch rail crash: Four children killed on cargo bike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The cause of the collision at a manned level crossing in Oss was unclear Four children from a Dutch nursery school have died in a collision involving a train and an electric cargo bike. The children were being taken to their nursery on the bike when the accident happened on […]

Lyon vow to ban supporter for Nazi salute at Manchester City

Lyon fans celebrated a 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium French club Lyon have vowed to ban for life a fan who appeared to give a Nazi salute during the team’s Champions League win at Manchester City. The gesture was caught on video and shared on social media, where it attracted widespread […]

French police investigate gang rape videos aired on Snapchat

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Many social media users reported the footage to the cyber crime division of the French police French police are investigating what they say is the gang rape of a 19-year-old woman broadcast on social media. The victim was attacked by four men by a nightclub in the southern city of […]

Ronaldo sent off on Juventus debut

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for the first time in 154 Champions League games A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off as Juventus claimed a hard-fought win at Valencia. The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair as they tangled off the ball midway […]

Brexit: May urges EU leaders to consider ‘serious’ UK plans

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs May spoke to EU leaders for 10 minutes over dinner in Salzburg Theresa May has urged EU leaders to focus their minds on getting a Brexit deal in the next two months, saying negotiations will not be extended. At a dinner in Salzburg, she told her 27 counterparts […]

Woman dies after caravan is blown off cliff

Media captionThe caravan was swept away in County Galway A woman has died after a caravan was blown off a cliff in the Republic of Ireland, as parts of the British Isles have been battered by Storm Ali. The woman in her 50s died after the caravan was swept away in Claddaghduff, County Galway, at […]

Danske Bank boss quits over €200bn money-laundering scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thomas Borgen has resigned as Danske Bank chief executive The chief executive of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian operation. Thomas Borgen stepped down following an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£177bn) through its Estonian branch. The Danish bank said many […]

Giant spider-web cloaks land in Aitoliko, Greece

Image copyright Giannis Giannakopoulos Image caption The huge web covers a large area of greenery near a lagoon Warmer weather conditions in western Greece have led to the eerie spectacle of a 300m-long spider-web in Aitoliko. A vast area of greenery has been covered by the web, reports the Daily Hellas. Experts say it is […]

Brexit: Theresa May tells EU ‘don’t demand the unacceptable’

Media captionBBC News NI’s political reporter Jayne McCormack explains why the border is an issue Theresa May is to warn the EU not to demand the “unacceptable” in negotiations over Northern Ireland’s borders. The prime minister will set out her case to other European leaders at a summit in Salzburg later. It comes after EU […]

Chemnitz unrest: German top spy Maassen forced out

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief, Hans-Georg Maassen, has been told to quit and move to a senior post at the interior ministry. The government’s decision came amid a furore over Mr Maassen’s response to recent far-right unrest in Chemnitz. Anti-migrant “hunts” were reported there on 26 August after a German man was killed in a brawl […]