Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Berlin police defuse WW2 bomb after mass evacuation

Media captionThe bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse German police have defused a World War Two bomb in central Berlin, after about 10,000 people were evacuated. “A short bang – there was a controlled explosion of the detonator away from the bomb,” the police said. Berlin’s main railway station has […]

Berlin set for mass evacuation as WW2 bomb is defused

Berlin set for mass evacuation as WW2 bomb is defused

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bomb was found by workers on a construction site in Heidestrasse A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday morning to allow experts to defuse a World War Two bomb. Buildings will be cleared from 09:00 (07:00 GMT) in an 800m (2,625ft) radius from the construction […]

Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev ‘helped create Novichok’

Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev ‘helped create Novichok’

Media captionRetired Russian scientist Vladimir Uglev says he created a Novichok nerve agent. Moscow continues to deny the existence of a chemical weapons programme called Novichok. But this is a question of semantics. On Russia’s Black Sea coast I meet Vladimir Uglev, a scientist who helped develop nerve agents for the Soviet Union. “The aim […]

German swastika ticket row as Hitler play opens in Konstanz

German swastika ticket row as Hitler play opens in Konstanz

Image copyright AFP Image caption The play is set to have 14 performances and opens on the anniversary of Hitler’s birth A satirical play based on Adolf Hitler’s youth premieres in Germany on Friday despite complaints about an offer of free tickets to spectators willing to wear a swastika. Citing freedom of artistic expression, prosecutors […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]

Lesbian mums can’t register baby in Italy

Lesbian mums can’t register baby in Italy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Italy has strict laws making fertility treatment available only to stable heterosexual couples. Authorities in Turin, northern Italy, have refused to register the baby of a lesbian couple. Chiara Foglietta, a Turin councillor, underwent artificial insemination in Denmark and gave birth last Friday to baby boy Niccolo Pietro. […]

Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev ‘helped create Novichok’

Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev ‘helped create Novichok’

Media captionRetired Russian scientist Vladimir Uglev says he created a Novichok nerve agent. Moscow continues to deny the existence of a chemical weapons programme called Novichok. But this is a question of semantics. On Russia’s Black Sea coast I meet Vladimir Uglev, a scientist who helped develop nerve agents for the Soviet Union. “The aim […]

Lesbian mums can’t register baby in Italy

Lesbian mums can’t register baby in Italy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Italy has strict laws making fertility treatment available only to stable heterosexual couples. Authorities in Turin, northern Italy, have refused to register the baby of a lesbian couple. Chiara Foglietta, a Turin councillor, underwent artificial insemination in Denmark and gave birth last Friday to baby boy Niccolo Pietro. […]

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Mohammed Zammar: German jihadist ‘detained by Syrian Kurds’

Image copyright Twitter/@bjoernstritzel Image caption In 2014, Mohammed Zammar was filmed at a meeting between IS militants and Syrian tribesmen A Syrian-born German jihadist linked to the 11 September 2001 attackers has reportedly been detained by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. A commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance told the AFP news agency […]

Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII

Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII

Image copyright TOPFOTO Image caption Asperger’s syndrome was first identified by Prof Asperger in 1944 Newly uncovered documents suggest Hans Asperger, the paediatrician whose name describes a form of autism, was actively involved in the Nazi regime’s euthanasia programme in Austria. The evidence comes from previously unexamined Nazi-era documents and patient records. They suggest Dr […]

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