EUROPE

Teenage girl dies after catching flu virus in UK

Teenage girl dies after catching flu virus in UK

An 18-year-old woman has died in hospital after catching the flu virus. Bethany Walker, from Applecross in Wester Ross, had been suffering from the virus at home before it developed into pneumonia. She was airlifted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness where she died last Friday. Details of the teenager’s death emerged as official figures confirmed […]

Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

At least 32 people including a one-month-old baby have been killed in northern Portugal and Spain, where hundreds of wildfires have forced residents to flee from towns and villages. Portugal’s national civil protection authority said the infant had been missing after a wildfire near Tabua, 120 miles (200km) north of Lisbon. Seven people were missing […]

Britain is ‘preparing’ for war with North Korea

Britain is ‘preparing’ for war with North Korea

As tensions rise between the US and North Korea over the latter’s nuclear programme, the UK is quietly readying its war machines in case of a war breaks out, a media report said on Monday. The British armed forces are apparently preparing for a worst-case scenario and part of that plan is to deploy the […]

Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

Huge Spain unity rally in Barcelona

At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence from Spain. They waved Spanish and Catalan flags and carried banners saying “Together we are stronger” and “Catalonia is Spain”. It was the largest such rally in Catalonia amid the furore over last week’s disputed independence referendum. Spanish PM Mariano […]

Bus crash in Russia leaves at least 16 people dead

Bus crash in Russia leaves at least 16 people dead

At least 16 people were killed when a train hit a bus that had broken down on a railway crossing east of Moscow, authorities said. The victims were all on board the bus at the time of the collision near the town of Pokrov, Russian authorities said. No train passengers were injured. “The bus stalled […]

Chaos at airports worldwide as check-in systems crash

Chaos at airports worldwide as check-in systems crash

More than 100 airports around the world, including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC’s Reagan, suffered major disruption on Thursday after their computer check-in systems crashed. The outage was reported when a programme, known as Altea and developed by a company called Amadeus, encountered problems. However, […]

Finland Knife Attack: Several people stabbed

Finland Knife Attack: Several people stabbed

Police in Finland say they have shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku. The man has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say. The police have warned people to stay away from the city centre. The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market […]

Massive manhunt for suspect in Spain

Massive manhunt for suspect in Spain

A massive manhunt is under way in Spain for the man suspected of killing 13 people and injuring scores on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas on Thursday. Spanish media named the man being sought as 18-year-old Moussa Oukabir. He is suspected of using his brother’s documents to rent the van that mowed down people on the famous […]

1 2 3 26