UK police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

UK police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians […]

Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Floodlights are guiding the night search Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa are searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). Reports […]

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

Media captionParts of the bridge can be seen collapsing A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing 26 people and badly injuring 15, police told the BBC. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential rain. Cars and […]

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

Media captionParts of the bridge can be seen collapsing A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing at least 35 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, emergency services say. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential […]

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament, injuring several people. Officers were seen surrounding the vehicle before the man in his late 20s was detained, shortly after 07:30 BST. London Ambulance Service said […]

Motorway bridge collapses in Italy

Motorway bridge collapses in Italy

Motorway bridge collapses near Italian city of Genoa, but no word yet on possible casualties – police This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You […]

Sweden cars: 80 set on fire by gangs in several cities

Sweden cars: 80 set on fire by gangs in several cities

Image copyright EVN Image caption Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze one after another in western Swedish cities Dozens of cars have been set alight in Sweden overnight, in what police say may be a co-ordinated criminal action. Up to 80 vehicles were badly damaged by gangs of black-clad youths, beginning at about 21:00 local […]

Vienna named world’s most liveable city

Vienna named world’s most liveable city

Image copyright Getty Images The Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social […]

Paris baulks at ‘horrible’ eco-friendly public urinals

Paris baulks at ‘horrible’ eco-friendly public urinals

Image copyright AFP Image caption One man displays a penchant for public performance A boat cruise along the River Seine is one of most popular ways to see Paris, but angry locals are worried that a new installation may spoil the experience. Bright-red, fully exposed, urinals have been placed across the city to reduce peeing […]

Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job

Image copyright Evn/Facebook Image caption Iranian-born Bahareh Letnes and Per Sandberg Norway’s fisheries minister has resigned after breaching security protocol during a holiday to Iran last month with his Iranian-born girlfriend. Per Sandberg, 58, admitted he had gone with Bahareh Letnes, 28, without informing the prime minister and had taken a government phone to Iran. […]