At the end of the ski season, the danger of avalanches in the mountains increases. Viennese researchers have developed a simple, reliable system that could in the future warn people when avalanches are released.
This summer, up to 4,000 refugees attempted to reach the EU via Bosnia-Herzegovina. Most remain stranded in camps, facing the prospect of a harsh winter. Frank Hofmann reports from Velika Kladusa.
Winter announced itself this weekend on the Zugspitze Mountain in Bavaria. About ten centimeters of fresh snow fell.
Police in France say at least four people have died in an avalanche in the southern Alps near the border with Italy. A rescue operation is underway for another person believed to be missing.
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