Police ordered the evacuation of the branch of National Bank off Syntagma Square near central Athens on Monday after an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat which turned out to be a hoax.
Members of the police's bomb disposal unit were dispatched to the scene to search for any suspicious devices but found nothing.
Bulgaria's Mountain Rescue Service on 25th of January warns of high danger of avalanches in the mountains, reports BNT.
Considerable avalanche danger prevails in Pirin mountain, where the showfall was significant and storm-strong winds have deposited fresh snowdrifts on the slopes.
One skier is enough to trigger an avalanche in such locations, the rescue service warns.
Scientists have raised objections to a new earthquake hazard map updated by the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) over concerns that the map did not revise risk areas accurately.
Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak.
Thirty-seven bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a Russian apartment building that partially collapsed this week after an apparent gas explosion, Russian news agencies reported on Jan. 3.
At least 400 people have been left homeless by the 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck towns near the Mount Etna volcano, Italy's Civil Protection Agency said Thursday, quoted by Gulf Times.
The agency said it was looking after 406 people affected by the December 26 event, meaning that it was providing emergency food and accommodation for them.
The United Nations said Monday it was seeking $5 billion to provide humanitarian aid to some 20 million Yemenis next year -- or about 70 percent of the war-stricken country's population.
Each year, the world body needs an additional billion dollars, UN Under Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said.
At least six people died and dozens were injured in a stampede when panic broke out during a rap concert at an Italian nightclub early Saturday, reports AFP.
Media reports said the suspected use of a pepper spray-like substance sparked the chaos at the venue in the town of Corinaldo, near Ancona in central Italy.