Danish PM apologises for historical abuse in children’s homes

Danish PM apologises for historical abuse in children’s homes

Image copyright Danish PM’s office Image caption The prime minister addressed a room filled with dozens of victims of abuse in state-run homes Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has officially said sorry to hundreds of victims of historical abuse in state-run homes. From 1945 to 1976 children were sexually abused, beaten and drugged at the […]

Portugal police drive fuel trucks as strike bites

Portugal police drive fuel trucks as strike bites

Image copyright EPA Image caption One of the policemen drafted in to drive tanker trucks Police and soldiers are driving fuel tankers in Portugal to counter the impact of a strike by tanker drivers, now in its second day. The government issued an emergency decree called “civil requisition”, meaning the strikers can be prosecuted and […]

French politician Eric Woerth hits back at fake mountain photo jokes

French politician Eric Woerth hits back at fake mountain photo jokes

Image copyright Twitter @Eric Woerth Image caption Mr Woerth posted the picture with the comment: “Always on the front foot” A French politician accused of tweeting a misleading photo has fought back against comments mocking him. In the photo, Eric Woerth, a senior conservative MP, appears to be tackling a near-vertical summit in the Alps. […]

Greta Thunberg’s zero carbon journey: ‘I might feel a bit sea sick’

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg will spend two weeks travelling across the North Atlantic on a boat with no toilets, kitchens or privacy. Greta, 16, has stopped flying due to environmental reasons, but is due to attend a crucial climate change conference in New York. She told the BBC that travelling by boat sends a […]

Norway mosque attack: Bruised suspect Manshaus appears in court

Norway mosque attack: Bruised suspect Manshaus appears in court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The suspect appeared in court with bruises and scratches on his face A 21-year-old Norwegian man has appeared in court in Oslo, accused of terrorism in connection with a gun attack on a mosque at the weekend. His face and neck marked by bruises and scratches, Philip Manshaus was also […]

Rocket mystery: What weapon was Russia testing in Arctic?

Rocket mystery: What weapon was Russia testing in Arctic?

Media captionIn March 2018, President Putin called the Burevestnik missile “invincible” Five Russian nuclear engineers who died in a rocket engine explosion have been buried in Sarov, a closed town 373km (232 miles) east of Moscow, where nuclear warheads are made. The Russian state nuclear agency, Rosatom, said the experts had been testing a nuclear-powered […]

Italian politicians try to stop push for elections

Italian politicians try to stop push for elections

Media captionMatteo Salvini called for a quick break with coalition partner Five Star last week The heads of Italy’s political groups will decide on Monday when to hold a no-confidence vote, days after nationalist leader Matteo Salvini announced he was pulling the plug on the populist coalition government. Mr Salvini wants snap elections, but faces […]

Berlin gay penguins adopt abandoned egg

Berlin gay penguins adopt abandoned egg

Image copyright Olaf Wagner/Getty Images Image caption The penguins of Berlin Zoo await the hatching Two male penguins at Berlin Zoo have been caring for an abandoned egg since July in their long quest to become parents. The same-sex couple, Skipper and Ping, are keen to have a chick of their own, and have even […]

Ukrainian boy breaks Daley diving record

Ukrainian boy breaks Daley diving record

Oleksii Sereda was fourth at this year’s World Championships in South Korea Ukraine’s 13-year-old diving sensation Oleksii Sereda has become the sport’s youngest-ever European champion after winning 10m platform gold in Kiev. Sereda is three months younger than Tom Daley was when the Briton won his maiden European title in 2008, at the age of […]

Norway mosque shooting probed as terror act

Norway mosque shooting probed as terror act

Image copyright AFP Image caption One person in the mosque managed to overpower the gunman, suffering “minor injuries” A shooting at a mosque in Norway is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, police say. A gunman opened fire on the Al-Noor Islamic Centre, on the outskirts of the capital Oslo, on Saturday. One […]