Dutch PinkPop festival: Man held over hit-and-run death

Dutch PinkPop festival: Man held over hit-and-run death

Image copyright EPA Image caption The collision occurred hours after the three-day festival had come to an end A man has handed himself in to police after a van ploughed into a group of people near a Dutch music festival, killing one of them. The 35-year-old man who died in the early hours of Monday […]

Napoleon’s Waterloo hat goes under hammer

Napoleon’s Waterloo hat goes under hammer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Napoleon was well known for his “bicorne” (two-pointed) hats A military hat belonging to Napoleon, said to have been salvaged from the battlefield after his 1815 defeat at Waterloo, is due to be auctioned in Lyon later on Monday. The former French emperor was renowned for his “bicorne” hats, so-called […]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Mocked statue at Madeira airport is replaced

Cristiano Ronaldo: Mocked statue at Madeira airport is replaced

On the left is the original bust by Emanuel Santos and on the right is its replacement A statue of Cristiano Ronaldo that was widely mocked and left football fans scratching their heads has been replaced. The bronze bust of the Real Madrid and Portugal forward went viral with people questioning its resemblance to the […]

Royal wedding 2018: Meghan’s dad reveals tears over big day

Royal wedding 2018: Meghan’s dad reveals tears over big day

Media captionThomas Markle on missing wedding and talking politics with Harry The Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas Markle, has revealed his daughter cried when he told her he would not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry. He also expressed his disappointment at not walking her down the aisle. “I’m a footnote to the greatest […]

Dutch PinkPop festival: One dead in hit-and-run

Dutch PinkPop festival: One dead in hit-and-run

Image copyright EPA Image caption The collision occurred in the early hours near one of the festival camping sites A vehicle hit four people after a Dutch music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one and wounding three before driving away, police say. The driver and vehicle, described in media reports as a […]

Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Germany 0-1 Mexico highlights Defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a shock defeat by Mexico. Hirving Lozano’s first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow, but the […]

World Cup 2018: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

World Cup 2018: Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup 2018: Brazil 1-1 Switzerland highlights Pre-tournament favourites Brazil failed to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland earned a valuable draw in Rostov-on-Don. The five-time champions, so often lauded for their flair, failed to sparkle after […]

World Cup 2018: ‘Safe space’ for Russia LGBT football fans shut

World Cup 2018: ‘Safe space’ for Russia LGBT football fans shut

Image copyright AFP Image caption Homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia in 1993, but anti-gay prejudice is rife An organisation providing a “safe space” for LGBT and ethnic-minority football fans in Russia says it was evicted from its premises in St Petersburg on the eve of the World Cup. Diversity House was supposed to open for […]

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Macedonia name dispute: PMs watch as ministers sign ‘historic’ deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) met Zoran Zaev near the border between the two countries Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s neighbour will be known as North Macedonia. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras said it […]

Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship

Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship

Media captionMigrants are checked by Spanish officials Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean and turned away by Italy and Malta have arrived in Spain’s port of Valencia. The first of three vessels entered harbour soon after dawn. The Aquarius, which rescued the 630 migrants last weekend, arrived several hours later carrying a second group. Health officials […]