Berlin lorry deaths: Police say ‘probably terrorist attack’

Berlin lorry deaths: Police say ‘probably terrorist attack’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A dozen people lost their lives when the lorry rammed into the festive crowds German police are investigating a “probable terrorist attack” after a man ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48. The driver is an Afghan or Pakistani […]

Berlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills nine at Christmas market

Media caption“I saw people under the truck”: Eyewitness Jan Hollitzer filmed the scene moments after the suspected attack An articulated lorry has ploughed into a busy Christmas market in the heart of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 45. Berlin State Interior Minister Andreas Geisel said it was still unclear if it had been an […]

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara

Media captionVideo shows the gunman moments after ambassador Karlov was shot A Turkish policeman has shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia’s involvement in Aleppo. The killer has been identified as Mevlut Mert Aydintas, 22, a member of the Ankara riot police. It was not clear if he had […]

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief convicted over payout

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief convicted over payout

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Lagarde said earlier that the trial had put her and her family through a “testing” time A French court has found International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence but did not hand down any punishment. As French finance minister in 2008, she approved an award of €404m […]

Russia bath lotion kills 41 drinkers in Irkutsk

Russia bath lotion kills 41 drinkers in Irkutsk

Image copyright AP Image caption This is the shop where the liquid was allegedly purchased At least 41 people have died in the Siberian city of Irkutsk after drinking bath essence, Russian authorities say. The hawthorn-scented liquid was consumed as if it were alcohol, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee. Some 16 others are in a […]

Ukraine army ‘repulsed rebel attack’ near Debaltseve in east

Ukraine army ‘repulsed rebel attack’ near Debaltseve in east

Image copyright EPA Image caption The rebels seized a big swathe of eastern Ukraine in April 2014 Ukraine says its army has repulsed an offensive by pro-Russian rebels in the east who sought to seize territory near the strategic town of Debaltseve. The Ukrainian military command said five of its troops and 25 rebels were […]

German school in Istanbul, Turkey ‘bans Christmas’

German school in Istanbul, Turkey ‘bans Christmas’

Image copyright DPA Media reports that a German school in Turkey has banned Christmas celebrations are causing political furore in Germany, despite a partial denial from the school administration. According to reports, staff at the bilingual Istanbul Lisesi were told Christmas traditions and carol-singing would no longer be allowed. Diplomats called the decision “surprising” and […]

Russian plane crashes in Siberia, injuring 38

Russian plane crashes in Siberia, injuring 38

Image copyright Rossiya 24 Image caption Russian TV reports suggested the plane may have been hit by a strong crosswind An IL-18 plane belonging to the Russian defence ministry has crash-landed in Siberia, injuring 38 people. Weather conditions were poor and reports said the plane may have been hit by a strong crosswind. The plane […]

Poland press freedom: Demonstrations continue for third day

Poland press freedom: Demonstrations continue for third day

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police kept protesters away from the parliament building on Sunday Protests in the Polish capital Warsaw against government plans to restrict journalists’ access to parliament have continued for a third day. Protesters gathered outside parliament, where opposition MPs have been holding a sit-in since Friday. Government supporters also held a […]

Ronaldo hat-trick secures Real win

Ronaldo hat-trick secures Real win

Media playback is not supported on this device Ronaldo hat-trick spares Real’s blushes Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid survived a scare to beat Japanese side Kashima Antlers in extra time and win the Club World Cup. Real took the lead in the ninth minute through Karim Benzema, but Gaku Shibasaki scored either […]

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