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Tenerife cave: Assault on mother and son ‘well-planned’

Image copyright EVN Image caption The suspect lives in an apartment on Tenerife Spanish investigators believe a German man suspected of killing his female ex-partner and eldest son in a Tenerife cave had planned the crime well. The suspect, identified as Thomas Handrick, 43, is under arrest and due to …

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SAS pilot walkout leaves thousands stranded

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Scandinavian airline SAS has cancelled hundreds of flights globally leaving thousands of passengers stranded after pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark went on strike. SAS said 673 flights would be cancelled on Friday affecting 72,000 passengers. It said it was “deeply regretful” about the negative …

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Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank abandon merger talks

Image copyright Getty Images Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have abandoned merger talks, saying the deal would have been too risky. Both banks said the deal would not have generated “sufficient benefits” to offset the costs of the deal. The German banks only entered formal merger talks last month. The German …

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Russia offers passports to people in eastern Ukraine territories

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk Republic” await Denis Pushilin, the acting leader, in November 2018 President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday that makes it easier for those living in eastern Ukraine’s separatist territories to access a Russian passport. The move is seen …

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Europe wildfires: Norway police evacuate hundreds in Sokndal

Image copyright Rogaland Red Cross Image caption The Red Cross helped local officials evacuate homes around the town of Sokndal where the fires were most dangerous Hundreds of people have had to leave their homes in Norway as emergency services try to extinguish forest fires raging in the south of …

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WW2 bomb blown up in Germany after evacuation

Image copyright DPA Image caption The bomb – seen in the lower left – was uncovered during construction work A 250kg (550lb) World War Two bomb caused damage in a German city when it exploded on Wednesday under controlled circumstances. It was discovered in the southern city of Regensburg during …

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France and New Zealand target online extremism

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “It’s critical that technology platforms like Facebook are not perverted as a tool for terrorism”, Ms Ardern said New Zealand and France will lead efforts to stop the use of social media to organise and promote terrorism in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. …

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