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No one was injured in the successful evacuation

Mobile phone roaming charges now won't be scrapped in the EU until 2019

The charges had been due to be phased out this year under European Parliament plans

CCTV shows the three girls at Gatwick airport

Europol head: treat jihadi runaways like trafficking victims

Authorities should mimic the tactics used in anti-slavery operations

The new plan for the museum leaves “no talk of Stalin”

Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

The Ministry of Culture has taken over the running of Perm-36 from a local NGO amid claims it is 'downplaying any political significance of the site'

Exterior view on the new headquarters of the German Federal

Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

The incident left the €1.5bn complex flooded with tens of thousands of litres of water and created much amusement in the German media

A terminally ill woman looks at a self portrait of Rembrandt at AmsterdamÌs Rijksmuseum on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Terminally ill woman's dying wish to see Rembrandt exhibition granted by Dutch charity

Four patients were able to enjoy the exhibition in a private viewing

A Ukrainian soldier stands near the front line of defence against pro-Russian separatists near the village of Berdianske on the eastern side of Mariupol

Ukraine crisis: Mariupol a city on the edge as residents anticipate invasion by Russian-backed forces once the fragile ceasefire ends

It is the obvious next piece to slot into the pro-Russia jigsaw, adding three major metal processing plants, 50% of regional GDP, and a critical part of what may become a land corridor to Crimea

Yuri Kolobov may now face extradition to Kiev, where he is likely to face other charges

Ukraine's former finance minister is arrested near Valencia over £6m 'embezzlement'

Yuri Kolobov was part of the pro-Russian government that was ousted following protests in February last year

E3 Harelbeke's controversial ad was condemned by the Jury of Advertising Ethics (JDP)

E3 Harelbeke: 'Sexist' cycling poster withdrawn

'Who squeezes them in Harelbeke?'

Ukrainian coal miners load the bodies of colleagues killed in this morning's explosion the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk, Ukraine

Ukraine mine explosion: At least 24 dead and nine missing following methane blast

The blast occurred in a rebel-held area

Mukhtar Ablyazov, former chairman of Kazakh bank BTA

Mukhtar Ablyazov: French court orders wanted former Kazakh minister to be extradited to Russia or Ukraine

Mr Ablyazov - who was arrested in a dramatic raid by French special forces - skipped Britain in 2012 after being sentenced to prison for contempt of court

President Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish court 'blocks access to country's first official atheist website'

Turkish internet users are reportedly unable to access the site

Many of the drone flights over Paris are thought to be controlled by model enthusiasts

France acts to halt rise of drone flights over 'sensitive areas,' but defence ministry admits 'no immediate solution exists' to combat the pilotless aircraft

Sites including a nuclear submarine base and the Elysée Palace have been targeted 60 times since October leading authorities to consider using radio-jamming devices and water canon to halt embarrassing and potentially dangerous incursions

Dmitry Firtash posted bail of €125m in Austria while extradition hearings proceeded

UK politicians back controversial plan to modernise Ukraine

Dmitry Firtash, behind the plan, is fighting extradition to the US on fraud charges

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