• 24 April 2019 Related TopicsChristchurch mosque shootings 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.A gunman killed 50 people in an...

  • 24 April 2019 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon says a second independence referendum will need a transfer of power from WestminsterNicola Sturgeon has said she wants to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence by 2021 if the country is taken out of the EU.The first minister told Holyrood that she would introduce legislation soon to set...

  • 24 April 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Why in God's name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get to this point?"A priest received a standing ovation at Lyra McKee's funeral when he asked why it took her death to unite politicians.Politicians attended a vigil in Londonderry after her murder, and also her funeral in...

  • 24 April 2019 Related TopicsWorld War Two 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 construction work.The bomb could not be transported or...

  • 24 April 2019 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 the country.Some 148 homes were evacuated around the town of Sokndal, where fires...

  • 23 April 2019 Related TopicsLondon climate change protests Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs applauded climate change activist Greta Thunberg Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has described the UK's response to climate change as "beyond absurd".In a speech to MPs, the Swedish 16-year-old criticised the UK for supporting new exploitation of fossil fuels and exaggerating cuts to carbon...

  • 23 April 2019 comments Related TopicsEU Election 2019 Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry, Heidi Allen and Chris Leslie left their parties to form Change UK Change UK has launched its campaign for the European Parliamentary elections, with 70 candidates including journalist Rachel Johnson - sister of Tory MP and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson. The party -...

  • 23 April 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lyra McKee was observing rioting in Londonderry's Creggan estate when she was shot The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, according to the Irish News.In a statement given to the paper the group offered "full and sincere apologies" to her family and friends.Ms McKee, 29, was shot in the head on...

  • 23 April 2019 comments Related TopicsBrexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: "Government changes needed in cross-party talks"The government says "progress needs to be made urgently" on Brexit talks with Labour - but that arranging time with the opposition has been "difficult".Senior figures from both sides have been trying to break the deadlock by agreeing...

  • 23 April 2019 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Grand Duke Jean abdicated in favour of his son Henri in 2000 Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg has died at the age of 98, his son Henri has said in a statement.He had recently been admitted to hospital suffering from a pulmonary infection, and passed away surrounded by his family, the statement said.Grand Duke Jean abdicated in favour of his son...

  • 23 April 2019 Related TopicsFrance elections 2017 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Fillon's presidential election campaign was devastated by the allegations surrounding Penelope Fillon's work Two years after French presidential favourite François Fillon became caught up in a public funding scandal, investigating judges have recommended that he and his wife Penelope Fillon...

  • 23 April 2019 Image copyright Gety Image caption Ms Marinova's death initially led to speculation she had been targeted because of her work A 21-year-old has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of a Bulgarian TV presenter.Viktoria Marinova, 30, was killed by Severin Krasimirov while jogging in the city of Ruse on 6 October last year.Prosecutors, however, found that her...

  • 23 April 2019 Related TopicsNotre-Dame fire Image copyright AFP Image caption Protective material has been wrapped around parts of Notre Dame Architects working on preserving Notre-Dame are rushing to cover the cathedral before rain can cause further damage.Rain is forecast for the French capital on Wednesday, with further showers predicted for Thursday. The cathedral's vault, which partly...

  • 23 April 2019 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Schilcher said he did not mean to insult anyone A deputy mayor in Austria has resigned after facing criticism for a poem he wrote that compared humans to rodents.In the poem, Christian Schilcher, from the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) tells migrants to integrate or "get out of here fast."He is mayor of...

  • 23 April 2019 Related TopicsUkraine conflict Image copyright AFP Image caption Ukrainian troops (pictured) face heavily-armed rebels backed by Russia in the east Aides to Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky have announced anti-corruption plans, including scrapping MPs' immunity from prosecution and making military purchases transparent. Halyna Yanchenko, a top official at the...

  • 22 April 2019 Image copyright Handout Image caption From left: Jess Roskelley, Hansjörg Auer and David Lama on what is believed to be the summit of Howse Peak last Tuesday a day before they were reported missing Three professional mountaineers have been found dead after an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park.Austrian climbers David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, and US citizen...

  • 22 April 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May is to face an unprecedented no-confidence challenge - from Conservative grassroots campaigners. More than 70 local association chiefs - angry at her handling of Brexit - have called for an extraordinary general meeting to discuss her leadership. A non-binding vote will be held at that National Conservative Convention EGM.Dinah...

  • 22 April 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters lay down underneath the giant whale skeleton in the museum's main hallExtinction Rebellion activists took over part of the Natural History Museum as the climate change protest entered its second week.About 100 people lay down under the blue whale skeleton at about 14:15 BST.It comes as more than 1,000 people have...

  • 22 April 2019 Related TopicsSri Lanka attacks Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Holch Povlsen is one of Denmark's richest men Three of the four children of Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen died in the Sri Lanka bombing attacks, a spokesman has confirmed to the BBC.The family were visiting the country over the Easter holiday. The names of the children have not been made public.Mr Holch...

  • 22 April 2019 Related TopicsThe Holocaust Image copyright AFP Image caption Children kicked the effigy and beat it with big sticks The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has voiced outrage over a Polish town's ritual beating of a Judas effigy which looks like a caricature Orthodox Jew.The Good Friday ritual in Pruchnik, south-eastern Poland, was filmed and posted by a Polish news website. "Jews are...