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Flooding across Germany after night of heavy rainfall

Videos on social media showed streets knee-deep in water and others buried by landslides. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Hof county near the eastern...

Bells toll to honour Czech virus victims

Bells have tolled across the Czech Republic to honour those who have died of Covid-19 in one of the hardest-hit European Union countries. A 95-year-old...

Protests in Prague over virus restrictions

Czech police used tear gas and a water cannon to disperse hundreds of violent protesters who attacked them after a rally in Prague against...

Eight killed in fire at Czech mental health facility

A fire has swept through a Czech mental health facility, killing eight male patients, officials said. The fire, in the north-western town of Vejprty, broke...

Six people shot dead in Czech Republic hospital; Suspect later shot himself

Six people have been killed and three more wounded in a shooting in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic, the prime minister and...

UK loses measles elimination status

The UK is one of four European countries to have lost its measles elimination status, according to the World Health Organisation. For the first time...

Massive crowd in Prague call for Czech PM’s resignation

The biggest anti-government protest in Prague since the 1989 pro-democratic Velvet Revolution is under way as Czechs urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign. Protesters...

Cuba wants to pay back its £222m debt to Czech Republic with Rum

Cuba has reportedly offered an unusual way of repaying a debt from the Cold War-era – in trademark rum. Michal Zurovec, spokesman for the Czech...

Gunman opens fire at bus travelling through France

A bus carrying Czech tourists has come under gunfire, injuring six passengers, as it travelled through south-eastern France. Alex Perrin, prosecutor of Valence, said the...

Woman convicted of killing her three newborn babies

A Czech woman has been convicted of killing her three newborn babies and sentenced to 24 years in prison. Anna Dusikova, 25, was convicted of...

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