Italian hostages released in Libya

Two Italians and a Canadian who were kidnapped in Libya in September have been released and flown to Italy, the Italian government says. Armed men abducted the three in the south-western town of Ghat, where…


Lawyers tell UK minister to back judges

“Serious and unjustified” attacks on senior judges over the Brexit ruling should be condemned by Lord Chancellor Liz Truss, the Bar Council has said. The demand for action comes in the wake of criticism from…


Giant snowballs appear on Russian beach in Siberia

Image copyright Sergei Bychenkov Image caption Natural snowballs of varying sizes have covered part of the Gulf of Ob A strange and beautiful sight greeted locals in the Gulf of Ob, in northwest Siberia, after…



Turkey detains Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cumhuriyet is widely seen as the last of Turkey’s independent newspapers Nine journalists from Turkey’s pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been arrested and remanded in custody by a court in Istanbul….