Pulse trawling in the EU: Is it ok to 'electrocute' fish?

Some say it's an innovation, others say it's like dropping a Taser in water.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 6:48 pm

What were you wearing? Rape victims' clothes exhibited

The powerful ‘Is it my fault?’ exhibition in Brussels aims to show clothing doesn't cause rape.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 6:45 pm

Convicted Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening pleads for mercy

A German court has sentenced "Auschwitz bookkeeper" Oskar Groening, 96, to four years in prison.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 6:09 pm

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Several people are injured the blast, which is not related to terrorism, Belgian police say.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 5:36 pm

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly aged 46

The Irish musician, who was 46, led the band to international success in the 1990s.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 3:56 pm

Romania loses second PM in seven months

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns as his party withdraws its backing amid internal power struggles.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 3:50 pm

Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

The men were of North African origin, police said, and survivors are getting medical treatment.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 2:20 pm

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

RAF intercepts Russian bombers near UK 'area of interest'

The RAF said two Russian Blackjack bombers were approaching a UK "area of interest" over the North Sea.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 12:41 pm

UK jets intercept Russian bombers near UK airspace

British jets were scrambled to monitor two Russian bombers approaching UK airspace, the RAF says.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 12:20 pm

Russia knife attack: Twelve hurt at Perm school

A teacher and 11 children were slashed at a school in Perm when two boys ran amok with knives.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 10:49 am

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

They are accused of sharing explicit videos of two 15-year-olds via Facebook Messenger.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 10:40 am

Elderly Germans lose bingo in legal scare

A Cologne care home suspends bingo sessions as it lacks a gambling licence.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 9:41 am

Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot

The UN says Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism destination.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 9:15 am

France's 'Black Widow of the Riviera' tried over poisonings

Patricia Dagorn is accused of seducing and poisoning four elderly men - two of whom died as a result.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 8:16 am

Pro-Putin social media campaign hijacked by critics

Russian social media users are using the hashtag #RussiaNeedsPutin to debate the President's record.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 8:08 am

Syria war: Turkey denounces US 'terror army' plan for border

Turkey president vows to "suffocate" efforts to train Kurdish fighters and create a new border force.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 8:06 am

Airbus says A380 superjumbo production could end

The European planemaker says it will stop making its giant A380 jet if it does not get any more orders.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 6:52 am

Portsmouth restaurant delivers takeaway curry to France

Portsmouth's Akash Indian restaurant chartered a private plane to transport its curry to Bordeaux.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 6:16 pm

Plane skids off runway at Trabzon Airport in Turkey

The plane stopped with its nose nearly in the sea, but Pegasus Airlines said no passengers or crew were hurt.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 4:48 am

France's celebrity pushback against 'MeToo'

Why speaking out against the drive to expose sex pests is more acceptable in France than elsewhere.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 6:30 pm

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 9:45 am

Engineering giant GKN rejects £7bn takeover bid

The UK-based engineer whose technology is used by Airbus and Boeing says the offer undervalues the firm.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 5:50 am

Singer Sigrid: 'Pop is a treasure hunt'

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid started singing in a circus and ended up winning the BBC's Sound of 2018.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 4:21 am

Ukraine's front-line bakery bringing hope to a town

A bakery in a small town in eastern Ukraine is bringing comfort and hope to war-weary locals.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 6:52 pm