The Arch of Triumph pictured before its destruction by IS

Palmyra's 'Arch of Triumph' destroyed by IS

05 Oct The so-called Islamic State is reported to have destroyed the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief said.

The EU lobbying scandal has claimed a top Brussels official

Watchdog says EU breached tobacco lobbying rules

05 Oct The EU has failed to be transparent about its dealings with the tobacco industry, in breach of UN rules, the bloc's watchdog said today after a lobbying scandal claimed a top Brussels official.

The coast guard did not give the baby's nationality

Greek coast guard discover body of baby on Kos

04 Oct Greece's coast guard has recovered the badly decomposed body of a baby on the shore of the island of Kos, a major entry point into the European Union for thousands of migrants and refugees who cross the Aegean Sea from nearby Turkey.

Portuguese Prime Minister and Social Democratic Party's leader Pedro Passos Coelho casts his vote

Coalition government claim Portuguese election win

04 Oct Portugal's centre-right ruling coalition has claimed victory in a national election after exit polls put it well ahead of the main opposition socialists, although likely shy of an outright parliament majority.

A suspected US airstrike killed at least 19 people at the hospital

MSF calls for 'full and transparent investigation'

04 Oct Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres has demanded an independent international inquiry into a suspected US air strike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital it runs, branding the attack a "war crime".