Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Avicii’s music ‘will live forever’: Tributes paid to the Swedish DJ

Image copyright Reuters Artists have been paying tribute to Avicii, who has died suddenly in Oman. It’s not yet known how the Swedish DJ died, but two years ago he announced his retirement after suffering from health problems. Rita Ora, who he recently collaborated with on the track Lonely Together, tweeted that she had “no […]

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

Image copyright Reuters Image caption DJ Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – died on Friday, his representative announced Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world’s biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28. Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Levels, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora. His […]

DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 28

DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 28

Image copyright Reuters Image caption DJ Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – died on Friday, his representative announced Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world’s biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28. Avicii’s club anthems include Wake Me Up, Hey Brother, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora. […]

Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Media captionThe bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse German police have defused a World War Two bomb in central Berlin, after about 10,000 people were evacuated. “A short bang – there was a controlled explosion of the detonator away from the bomb,” the police said. Berlin’s main railway station has […]

Bitcoin heist: Iceland fugitive says he wants to go home

Bitcoin heist: Iceland fugitive says he wants to go home

Image copyright Iceland police Image caption Sindri Thor Stefansson was arrested in February A man who escaped custody in Iceland and got on a passenger plane that was carrying the country’s prime minister says he “will be back soon”. Sindri Thor Stefansson is suspected of masterminding the theft of 600 computers to mine virtual currencies. […]

Algerian woman denied French citizenship over handshake

Algerian woman denied French citizenship over handshake

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Emmanuel Macron during a citizenship ceremony in Orleans in 2017 A French appeals court has upheld a ruling denying an Algerian woman citizenship after she refused to shake the hand of a senior official. The woman, who has not been named, said her “religious beliefs” prevented her from shaking […]

France to ban use of meat terms to describe vegetable-based products

France to ban use of meat terms to describe vegetable-based products

Image caption Only meat-based products will qualify to be labelled “sausages” under the new legislation Vegetable-based products such as soya steaks or vegetarian sausages marketed as meat substitutes are to be banned in France for “misleading” consumers. Food producers will no longer be able to use “steak”, “sausage” or any other meat term to describe […]

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Media captionThe bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse A large-scale evacuation has begun in central Berlin so that experts can defuse a World War Two bomb. The evacuation affects about 10,000 people and the zone includes homes, government ministries and museums. The operation is causing severe transport disruption, with trains […]

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Basque group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Basque armed organisation Eta is expected to announce its dissolution next month The Basque armed organisation Eta has apologised to the victims of its decades-long conflict for independence, just days before an expected announcement of dissolution. The group asked for “forgiveness” for killing people without “a direct participation in […]

Berlin set for mass evacuation as WW2 bomb is defused

Berlin set for mass evacuation as WW2 bomb is defused

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday morning to allow experts to defuse a World War Two bomb. Buildings will be cleared from 09:00 (07:00 GMT) in an 800m (2,625ft) radius from the construction […]