Train tragedy leaves five dead in Purgstall
Austria

Train tragedy leaves five dead in Purgstall

According to police five people were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train at a level crossing 80km west of Vienna on Friday.

Stockholm beggars hit in firecracker attacks
Sweden

Stockholm beggars hit in firecracker attacks

A beggar outside a Stockholm supermarket was targeted with a firecracker on Saturday, one of a spate of similar attacks.

German woman, 65, has quadruplets
Germany

German woman, 65, has quadruplets

A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine.

Kenya Catholics celebrate Italian nun
Italy

Kenya Catholics celebrate Italian nun

Tens of thousands of Catholics prayed in the Kenyan town of Nyeri on Saturday at a beatification ceremony of an Italian nun, the first person to undergo the key step toward sainthood in the east African country.

German WWII remains exhumed in Bosnia
Germany

German WWII remains exhumed in Bosnia

The remains of about 20 people, thought to be German and Italian soldiers killed in Bosnia during World War II, have been exhumed in the east of the country, officials said Friday.

Hollywood stars join Stockholm Gumballers
Sweden

Hollywood stars join Stockholm Gumballers

The 17th Gumball rally starts in Stockholm on Sunday and among the more famous participants in their luxury rides are Hollywood notables Dolph Lundgren and David Hasselhoff.

Sotheby’s sells Nazi-era art trove find
Germany

Sotheby’s sells Nazi-era art trove find

A painting by Max Liebermann from a Nazi-era art trove found in Germany last year will go on sale in London next month, the first from the collection to be sold off, Sotheby's said on Friday.

Cannes race wide open on eve of awards
France

Cannes race wide open on eve of awards

The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes.

Armless man denied disabled parking spot
Sweden

Armless man denied disabled parking spot

A Swedish man has had his disabled parking permit revoked despite lacking both arms and thus unable to pay for a ticket.

Wild card Oz seeks upset at Eurovision pop fest
Austria

Wild card Oz seeks upset at Eurovision pop fest

Australian singer Guy Sebastian will try to beat the Europeans at their own game in Vienna on Saturday night in the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, the uproarious pop extravaganza.