Tainted eggs: 20 tonnes sold in Denmark, food agency says

Tainted eggs: 20 tonnes sold in Denmark, food agency says

Image copyright AFP Image caption Millions of eggs have now been withdrawn from shops in several European countries Twenty tonnes of insecticide-tainted eggs have been sold in Denmark, the country’s food safety authority says. The boiled and peeled eggs were mainly sold to cafeterias, cafes and catering firms, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said […]

Ruth Pfau: Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ dies aged 87

Ruth Pfau: Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’ dies aged 87

Image caption Dr Pfau with Pakistani flood victims in 2010 Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who dedicated her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and has been described as the country’s Mother Teresa, has died in Karachi aged 87. She died in hospital after being admitted on Friday, her order said. Dr Pfau […]

Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is ‘unlikely’

Eggs scandal: 700,000 sent to UK but risk is ‘unlikely’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Millions of eggs have been withdrawn from sale in several countries About 700,000 eggs have been sent to the UK from potentially contaminated Dutch farms, up from an early estimate of 21,000, the food watchdog has said. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said this represented 0.007% of eggs eaten in […]

Paris attack: ‘Algerian-born’ suspect in Lille hospital

Paris attack: ‘Algerian-born’ suspect in Lille hospital

Image copyright AFP Image caption The BMW (centre) had bullet holes and a smashed windscreen after the chase The man wounded by French police after an alleged attack on soldiers has been identified as a 36-year-old Algerian who was not on a watch list. He is in hospital in Lille, northern France. His life is […]

Ukrainian postal service hit by 48-hour cyber-attack

Ukrainian postal service hit by 48-hour cyber-attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ukraine’s national postal service has suffered a 48-hour-long DDoS attack to its website Ukraine’s national postal service has been hit by a two-day-long cyber-attack targeting its online system that tracks parcels. Unknown hackers carried out a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Ukrposhta’s website. The attack began on […]

Modern slavery and trafficking ‘in every UK town and city’

Modern slavery and trafficking ‘in every UK town and city’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is “far more prevalent than previously thought,” the National Crime Agency has said. The NCA said there were more than 300 live policing operations currently, with cases affecting “every large town and city in the country”. The agency estimated that there were […]

Two Germans killed climbing Mont Blanc in French Alps

Two Germans killed climbing Mont Blanc in French Alps

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mont Blanc is one of the most challenging climbing areas in the Alps Two German climbers froze to death while attempting one of the peaks of Mont Blanc in the French Alps and rescuers have recovered their bodies. The two men in their 40s went missing on Tuesday as they […]

Paris attack: Man held after car rams into soldiers

Paris attack: Man held after car rams into soldiers

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police shot and wounded the driver of the BMW Police in France have shot, wounded and arrested a man after a dramatic car chase along a motorway in the north of the country following an attack on soldiers in a suburb of Paris. A bullet-holed BMW could be seen where […]

Dutch ‘did not know about contaminated eggs last year’

Dutch ‘did not know about contaminated eggs last year’

Media captionHow safe are Dutch eggs to eat? The Dutch food watchdog has said allegations it knew about a potentially dangerous egg contamination as early as last year are “untrue”. But NVWA inspector-general Rob van Lint did admit to receiving an anonymous tip-off that a harmful insecticide had been used in November. The chemical in […]

Teresa Lozano criticises own film for ‘rape’ scene

Teresa Lozano criticises own film for ‘rape’ scene

Media captionA clip from the trailer for the Spanish film Ligones A Spanish actress has publicly denounced a film she starred in due to the inclusion of a scene she claims makes fun of women being raped. The decision by Teresa Lozano to repudiate the movie Ligones, currently showing in a handful of cinemas around […]