• 18 June 2019 Image copyright Kriégel family Image caption Ana Kriégel's innocence and longing for friendship made her a vulnerable target Two boys have been found guilty of the murder of a 14-year-old girl in the Republic of Ireland.Ana Kriégel was found dead in May 2018 in an abandoned house in Dublin, where she had been taken by one of the boys.The boys, both 13 at the...

  • 18 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Hindu Kush mountain range attracts climbers from all over the world Six mountaineers who were trapped by an avalanche on a mountain in northern Pakistan have been rescued.Helicopters reached the four Italian and two Pakistani climbers on Tuesday in a remote area of the Ghizer district near the Afghan border, officials said.They were...

  • 18 June 2019 Image copyright National Police of Tarn/Facebook Image caption Police said they wished the high school student "all the success he deserves" A French student who crashed his father's car while rushing to sit an exam got to take the test after being dropped off by police, officials say.Loïc, 18, was desperate to take his baccalaureate exam on Monday after missing the bus, and so...

  • 18 June 2019 Image copyright Steffen Olsen Image caption Climate scientist Steffen Olsen took this picture while travelling across melted sea ice in north-west Greenland With their sled in tow, a pack of dogs trudge towards a distant mountain range in north-west Greenland. The stunning picture may seem typical enough of the Danish territory. What's beneath their feet - a shallow pool of...

  • 18 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Austrians would have been particularly hard-hit by the toll as many cut through Bavaria between the Tyrol and Salzburg A planned German motorway toll is against EU law because it relies entirely on drivers from other member states, the bloc's top court has ruled.Germany had wanted to introduce the annual €130 (£115; $145) fee...

  • By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent 18 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of negotiators and campaigners gather at the annual Conference of the Parties The UK looks set to be the host of a critical climate conference next year, after agreeing a partnership with its main rival Italy. It's regarded as the most important gathering on climate change since the Paris...

  • 18 June 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAngela Merkel was seen trembling and later said she had been dehydratedGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is fine, after she was seen trembling as she greeted Ukraine's president on a boiling day in Berlin.Mrs Merkel, 64, was visibly struggling as she stood next to Volodymyr Zelensky while a military band played the...

  • 18 June 2019 Image copyright Sledcomru/vk.com Image caption Russian police have arrested 28 suspects over the Chemodanovka unrest (screenshot from SK video) Dozens of ethnic Roma (Gypsies) have fled from a village in southern Russia after a mass brawl with local Russians, in which one man died of a head wound.The brawl erupted in Chemodanovka on 13 June, and Russia's Federal Investigative...

  • Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure 18 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A fair rent march in Berlin: The top banner reads "My home is not your profit" Berlin's left-wing government has approved a plan to freeze rents in the German capital for the next five years. Rents have risen sharply in the city and there have been rallies urging the authorities to...

  • 17 June 2019 Seven mountaineers have been caught by an avalanche while climbing at an altitude of more than 5,000m (17,000ft) in northern Pakistan, officials say. The four Italian and three Pakistani climbers are believed to be trapped in the Ghizer district near the border with Afghanistan.The avalanche occurred in the early hours of Monday, local media report. A rescue operation by the...

  • 17 June 2019 Image copyright CRIME SUPPRESSION DIVISION/ ROYAL THAI POLICE Image caption The two were arrested on the outskirts of Pattaya in Thailand An Italian man accused of posing as George Clooney to promote a clothing label has been arrested with his wife in Thailand after years on the run.Francesco Galdelli, 58, and Vanja Goffi, 45, had been wanted on an Interpol red notice since 2013.The...

  • 17 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption CDU candidate Octavian Ursu won a run-off vote in Görlitz, a city that has attracted top Hollywood directors Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has failed to win its first mayoral seat, after it lost a key election in the country's east.Octavian Ursu of the centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU), Germany's main...

  • 16 June 2019 Related TopicsLondon violence Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe US president and London mayor Sadiq Khan have been in a "political grudge match" for yearsUS President Donald Trump has once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a "national disgrace" who is destroying the UK's capital.His comments came after five violent attacks in London in...

  • 15 June 2019 Image copyright AFP A vast artwork showing a line of clasped hands at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be formally unveiled on Saturday.The spray-painted fresco stretches for more than 600m (1,970ft) along the French capital's Champ de Mars park and is best viewed from the top of the tower. Image copyright Reuters It is the work of French artist Saype - real name Guillaume...

  • 15 June 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmanda Knox: "I'm afraid of being framed"Amanda Knox has spoken of the pain of being tried by the media over the murder of her friend, British student Meredith Kercher, in Italy in 2007. The American told the Criminal Justice Festival in Modena that she feared being attacked and even charged again.It is Ms Knox's first trip...

  • 15 June 2019 Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Zeffirelli directed movie stars including Elizabeth Taylor and opera greats such as Maria Callas Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96.The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet.Italian media said Zeffirelli died after a...

  • 14 June 2019 Image caption Cohen, pictured in 2008, died in 2016 at the age of 82 A collection of love letters written by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen to his lover and muse Marianne Ihlen have sold at auction for $876,000 (£692,190).Many items from the archive sold for more than five times their pre-sale estimates, according to Christie's.One letter, expected to fetch $10,000...

  • 14 June 2019 Image copyright RSPCA Cymru A lizard has packed up and left a sunny Greek island to make a new life for himself in Wales.The bright green Balkan Lizard stowed away in a holidaymaker's suitcase, leaving behind the 26C (79F) temperatures of Kos in favour of less-sunny Bridgend.The lizard was found and safely confined to the family's utility room until the RSPCA was able to rescue...

  • 14 June 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption Doctors Bettina Gaber (L) and Verena Weyer say they are defending women's rights A German court has fined two gynaecologists €2,000 (£1,780) each for advertising how they carry out abortions in their Berlin clinic.Earlier this year the German government lifted a Nazi-era blanket ban on ads for abortion services.But the revised law only...

  • 14 June 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ornella Muti has been a star on screen and stage since the 1970s Italian actress Ornella Muti has been told she could go to jail if she fails to pay damages for cancelling tour dates to attend a dinner with Russia's Vladimir Putin and actor Kevin Costner.Muti had been due to perform on stage in December 2010, but called in sick for three...