A dolphin’s decades-long stay made this Irish town famous. A year after he left for good, Dingle bids farewell to Fungie

Bottlenose dolphins’ mouths naturally curve upwards, giving the appearance that they are always smiling. But locals would say that Fungie — pronounced Fun-ghee — was doing just that. It was this quality that compelled droves of tourists from around the world to visit this remote part of Ireland, and how a booming tourism industry was… Continue reading A dolphin’s decades-long stay made this Irish town famous. A year after he left for good, Dingle bids farewell to Fungie

Lauded Spanish female crime writer revealed to be 3 men

Television scriptwriters Agustín Martínez, Jorge Díaz and Antonio Mercero shocked guests, who included Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia, at the Planeta awards Friday when they took to the stage to pick up the prize money and reveal the celebrated crime author did not actually exist. On the website for Mola’s agent, the writer —… Continue reading Lauded Spanish female crime writer revealed to be 3 men

Rome goes to the polls amid Covid pass tension

The center-right candidate, radio host and lawyer Enrico Michetti, is backed by an alliance of the far-right Fratelli d’Italia (FdI), Matteo Salvini’s right-wing Lega party and centre-right Forza Italia. History professor and former finance minister Roberto Gualtieri is the candidate for the center-left Partito Democratico (PD). The run-off — taking place Sunday and Monday —… Continue reading Rome goes to the polls amid Covid pass tension

Russian daily Covid-19 deaths hit record high but lawmakers rule out lockdown

In the past 24 hours, 1,002 people have died with Covid-19. The previous record was reported Friday, with 999 Covid-related deaths in a 24-hour period. The country has also reported a new all-time record of daily coronavirus cases for the third day in a row. On Saturday, authorities reported that 33,208 new cases of Covid-19… Continue reading Russian daily Covid-19 deaths hit record high but lawmakers rule out lockdown

Lego gun: Teenager armed with toy triggers alarm in southern Germany

A witness raised the alarm after seeing the 15-year-old, who was wearing a camouflage outfit and holding what appeared to be a rifle, running up and down the street in the southern German town of Lindau. “Of course, we had to go immediately,” an officer from Lindau police told Lindauer Zeitung. According to media reports,… Continue reading Lego gun: Teenager armed with toy triggers alarm in southern Germany

Norway bow-and-arrow attack suspect Espen Andersen Bråthen handed to health services

Espen Andersen Bråthen, 37, has been charged with murder over the attack, which took place in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday evening and left five people dead. Bråthen “is not disputing what happened,” the police spokesperson told CNN Friday. The prosecution has asked a judge that the suspect is held in detention for… Continue reading Norway bow-and-arrow attack suspect Espen Andersen Bråthen handed to health services

Poland passes legislation allowing migrant pushbacks at border

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have reported sharp increases in migrants from countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq trying to cross their frontiers from Belarus, in what Warsaw and Brussels say is a form of hybrid warfare designed to put pressure on the EU over sanctions it imposed on Minsk. Rights groups have criticized Poland’s nationalist… Continue reading Poland passes legislation allowing migrant pushbacks at border

Lava from La Palma volcano sparks cement factory fire, pushing 2,500 people into lockdown

Emergency crews gave people living between the towns of Tazacorte and La Laguna a few hours to collect their belongings and pets and go to a meeting point. During the morning, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the island, the Spanish National Geographic Institute said — the strongest of 100 quakes that have hit the eruption… Continue reading Lava from La Palma volcano sparks cement factory fire, pushing 2,500 people into lockdown

Giulio Regeni murder: Four Egyptian officers face Italian trial

Italy hopes the trial will shed light on a killing that shocked the country and strained ties with Egypt, which has repeatedly denied that its officials had anything to do with Regeni’s brutal death. “The search for the truth has always been, and will continue to be, a fundamental goal in our relations with Egypt,”… Continue reading Giulio Regeni murder: Four Egyptian officers face Italian trial

Norway bow and arrow attack: Police had contacted attack suspect over radicalization fears

Four women and one man were killed in the attack. “We have some information about the five people who died. There are four women and a man, no one has been formally identified yet. It will take some time. They are all aged 50 to 70 years,” Sæverud said. A 37-year-old Danish citizen has been… Continue reading Norway bow and arrow attack: Police had contacted attack suspect over radicalization fears