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More than 1,400 migrants arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa

More than 1,400 migrants landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa on Sunday. One boat alone was carrying almost 400 men, women and children, Italian news agency Ansa said. The island’s Mayor Toto Martello said he believed the rise in arrivals coincided with the good weather. Lampedusa is one of the main arrival ports for […]

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Spanish man preserves severed finger to unlock smartphone after accident

A Spanish man reportedly proved that he can unlock his Samsung Galaxy phone with the tip of his severed finger. Kieran Higgins’ index finger had been severed in an industrial accident two weeks prior. Higgins, a semi-retired auditor claims that his dead finger tip, which he is keeping in medicinal alcohol, is able to unlock […]

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Teams still involved in breakaway Super League face sanctions from UEFA

The three teams that remain involved in the breakaway Super League operation, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, face sanctions from UEFA, which has reached an agreement with the nine other clubs. European football’s governing body said on Friday the nine clubs who backed out of the plan had signed a “Club Commitment Declaration” including a […]

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Liechtenstein prince accused of shooting European Union’s largest bear

Environmental campaigners suspect a Liechtenstein prince shot dead probably the biggest bear alive in the EU on a hunting expedition in Romania in March. They say Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein had been granted a permit to shoot a female bear that had caused damage to some farms. But it was not a female […]

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At least 11 people drown after migrant boat bound for Europe capsizes off Libya

At least 11 people died after a migrant boat bound for Europe capsized off the coast Libya, the UN migration agency said. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the tragedy took place on Sunday near the western town of Zawiya. The Libyan coast guard rescued 12 migrants. “The continuous loss of life calls for […]

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European Union charges Apple for breaking competition rules on the App Store

Apple was charged with breaking EU competition rules over the way it runs its App Store. European Commission anti-trust regulator Margrethe Vestager tweeted that “consumers are losing out”. It relates to charges brought two years ago by music streaming app Spotify which claimed that Apple was stifling innovation in that industry. Apple faces a large […]

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World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens for public in Portugal

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opened in Portugal. The bridge is called 516 Arouca — because it’s 516 meters long and is in the town of Arouca, an hour south of Porto. The bridge connects Aguieiras Waterfall and Paiva Gorge and is the latest adventure offering in the Arouca Geopark, known for its extreme […]

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Italian town puts for sale 900 abandoned homes for price as low as €1

An Italian town has put around 900 abandoned homes for prices as low as €1 in an attempt to breed new life into the area. The southern town of Castiglione di Sicilia is in a picturesque part of Sicily that sits piled up a hillside on the flank of Mount Etna near Taormina and the […]

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81-year-old Italian man living alone on an island for 32 years has been asked to leave

An Italian man living alone on island for more than 30 years has been asked to vacate after pressure from authorities. Mauro Morandi, 81, moved to Budelli off northern Sardinia in 1989. Last year, however, Mr Morandi said the owners of the island, which is famed for its pink beach, wanted him to relocate. “I […]

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Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko to amend presidential succession laws to empower son

The president of Belarus has said he will change the law on presidential succession so that the national security council, where his son plays a prominent role, assumes power in the event of a president’s death while in office. “Tell me, if there is no president tomorrow, would you guarantee everything is going to be […]

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Six English teams abandon European Super League competition after backlash

Six English teams involved in the European Super League have withdrawn from the competition. Manchester City were the first club to pull out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw. Later Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham also followed suit. The Super League said it would reconsider “the […]

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European Super League: UK government will do ‘whatever it takes’ to prevent breakaway

The UK government said it will do “whatever it takes” to prevent a breakaway European Super League involving six leading English clubs. Boris Johnson said ministers would be working to make sure the league did not go ahead in the way being proposed. The Duke of Cambridge also said he shared fans’ concerns about “the […]