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German neo-Nazi Thomas Wulff (C) stands in front of the venue of the trial against a former Nazi death camp officer on April 21, 2015 in Lueneburg, northern Germany.

Neo-Nazis gather at trial of Oskar Groening and claim former Auschwitz guard is a 'victim' of German justice system

Thomas Wulff was among a group of ten protesters outside the courtroom

Mohammed Ali Malek has been charged with causing the deaths of hundreds of migrants who drowned after he steered the ship he was captaining into another vessel

Migrant boat disaster: Captain charged with killing passengers by ramming vessel into ship

Prosecutors said the collision caused migrants trapped below deck to run around in panic, further destabilising the vessel that later sank

'Most wanted' fugitive Paul Monk's extradition put on hold over Spanish kidnap and murder investigation of British man Francis Brennan

Monk was arrested last week at his villa in Alicante and had been wanted on drug trafficking offenses

Oskar Groening, 93, arrives for the first day of his trial to face charges of being accomplice to the murder of 300,000 people at the Auschwitz concentration camp

Oskar Groening trial: 93-year-old Nazi Auschwitz guard 'begs for forgiveness'

Groening faces 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

A technician is at work, on July 24, 2012 in Paris, in a studio of the French multimedia NRJ (acronym read as energie in French) group.

Norway to become first country to switch off FM radio in 2017 as country moves over to DAB

The government claimed digital radio would allow more stations to broadcast

Shipwrecked migrants disembark from a rescue vessel as they arrive in the Italian port of Augusta in Sicily on April 16, 2015.

Tony Abbott tells Europe to 'stop the boats' like Australia as migrant crisis continues

Australia's policy of returning migrants to Indonesia has been criticised

Italian authorities guide migrants who survived recent ship sinkings upon arrival onboard the Italian Coast Guard's vessel Bruno Gregoretti at Catania's port, Sicily, Italy, early 21 April 2015

Migrant boat disaster: Captain and crew member arrested after hundreds killed in shipwreck

The two men were arrested aboard the rescue boat that brought 27 survivors from the shipwreck

A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea; some 80 per cent of those arriving illegally in Europe have done so only after paying smugglers to facilitate some or all of their passage

Migrant boat disaster: The traffickers that prey on some of the world's most desperate people

The global people smuggling industry is worth an estimated £24bn a year

Migrants are rescued off the coast of Sicily by Italian Coast Guards on Wednesday; 5,302 migrants have arrived from Libya since January

4 charts that show the Mediterranean is the most dangerous place in the world for migrants

And how the EU needs to bring back Mare Nastrum

Italian coast guard vessels hunt for survivors in the Strait of Sicily after a ship packed with migrants from Libya capsized

Migrant boat disaster: New distress call received — for three boats carrying 300 people

The caller said 20 people have died already

Three reported dead as new footage emerges of migrants being rescued off Greek island of Rhodes

Children were among those found clinging to the wreckage of the ship they were travelling on

Russian woman throws baby to ground before pretending to 'stamp' on the 18-month-year old and abandoning it

The confrontation took place after the man allegedly found text messages from another man on his wife's phone

The two twins were born on the dinghy as it attempted to enter Greece from the Aegean Sea

Migrant mother gives birth to twins as she attempts to enter Greece on board sinking rubber dinghy - video

The babies were said to be suffering from hypothermia after being discovered by Greek coast guards

Yusuf, 17, waits along with 87 other unaccompanied children on the docks of Lampedusa, Italy, to be transported to Sicily

'I just want to be human': Teenage boy tells story of desperate migrant boat journey to Italy

A Palestinian boy who fled Gaza has told his harrowing story of being kidnapped, beaten, imprisoned and starved in his battle to reach Europe

Police outside the Instituto Joan Fuster school after a student burst in with a knife and crossbow in Barcelona, 20 April 2015

Boy shoots teacher dead with crossbow and stabs classmates at school in Barcelona

The unnamed pupil allegedly fired at another teacher and stabbed a classmate

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