Pompeii relic returned 50 years on

A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 11:26 am

IPCC keen to avoid old ghosts

Climate talks stalked by spectre of the past

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 11:09 am

Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:00 am

Polygamous man 'wants 50 children'

The Turkish man already has 32 children and four wives, despite polygamy being outlawed in the country.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:15 am

Man fined over Ebola flight joke

A man arrested over "a sick joke" about Ebola on a Dublin-bound plane is ordered to pay 2,500 euros (£1,963) to charity to avoid a criminal conviction.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:09 am

French radio station catches fire

A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:08 am

Hungary scraps controversial web tax

Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:57 am

Eurozone inflation edges up to 0.4%

Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:16 am

Russia raises interest rates to 9.5%

Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 6:32 am

French town bans clowns after scares

A mayor in the south of France bans clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 6:08 am

The Italian city that wants a divorce

Why Trieste wants to break away from Italy

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:58 am

VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites

Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 1:47 am

Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas

Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 8:08 pm

Ukraine's 'cyborg' defenders at Donetsk airport

Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 8:02 pm

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner

How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:59 pm

The channel that's spiced up French TV

The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:06 pm

VIDEO: Where people openly smoke marijuana

The BBC's Anna Holligan visited a cafe in Amsterdam where people smoke as much marijuana as they like, and the government gets a share of the proceeds.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:14 pm

UK migrant rescue stance criticised

A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:51 pm

Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:52 am

Football bosses carved in pumpkins

A football fan carves pumpkin versions of Manchester's two Premier League managers ahead of their clubs' derby match on Halloween weekend.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:14 am

Russian planes test Nato defences

Why Russian planes are keeping Nato pilots busy

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 10:00 am

IPCC debates 'most important' report

Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 8:34 am

VIDEO: Brits love Borgen, but cannot pronounce it

How the Borgen legacy of Birgitte Nyborg, Kasper Juul and others live on for some in Danish circles.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:41 am

Russian group Memorial under threat

Threat to group remembering Soviet-era repression

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:02 am

UK rubbish heats Danish homes

Denmark is burning hundreds of thousands of tonnes of British waste, in order to make energy for heating.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:47 am