A growing number of dead dolphins are washing up on the beaches of Bulgaria and Romania. Many of them died because they got trapped in illegal fishing nets.
Dolphins are washing up dead on the Black Sea coast in alarming numbers. Environmentalists blame illegal fishing with gillnets. Fishermen say dolphins destroy their nets.
Two men have been detained after two boats carrying 305 Syrian refugees arrived on the Mediterranean Island. The Turkish coast guard says it stopped 313 migrants this weekend trying to reach Balkan countries.
Every year, extra-long drift nets kill literally tons of incidentally caught marine animals - or bycatch. As long as illegal fishing goes on, the carnage will continue. But one group has taken matters into its own hands.
As bad weather continues to bear down on Europe, a snowman caused panic on a train line in Wesenberg, northern Germany. Several deaths have been reported across the continent due to sub-zero temperatures.
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