A US Air Force jet on a training mission crashed in western Germany yesterday, injuring the pilot as he ejected to safety, authorities said.
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Wednesday 23 March 2011
A German court has convicted a man who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter of scores of counts of sexual abuse and sentenced him to 14-and-a-half years in prison.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
Four women have given birth to healthy babies after their eggs were genetically screened using a technique that offers hope to childless couples.
Saturday 07 August 2010
A miasma of smoke from wildfires cloaked the sweltering Russian capital on Friday, turning the city's spires into ominous blurs and grounding flights while glum pedestrians trudged the streets with faces hidden by surgical masks and water-soaked bandanas.
Friday 30 July 2010
The world's third-most-wanted Nazi suspect, who allegedly participated in the murder of more than 430,000 Jews at the Belzec death camp, was involved in the entire killing process, according to court documents. They claim he participated in taking victims from trains to pushing them into gas chambers to throwing their corpses into mass graves.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
The world's smallest water lily, which was found growing in hot springs in Africa, has been brought back from the brink of extinction by experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.
Monday 21 December 2009
Disappointing the outcome of the Copenhagen summit may have been. And chaotic – the word used by Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Climate Change. But it was disappointing, in part, because expectations were so high, and one reason for the chaos was that so many countries, with such differing requirements and concerns, attended, not to speak of the specialists and NGOs demanding their say from the wings.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Otto Graf Lambsdorff, as he was known, had the distinction of serving as economics minister in Helmut Schmidt's left-of-centre government from 1977 until 1982, and then in Helmut Kohl's right-of-centre coalition until 1984.
Monday 09 November 2009
Sunday 08 November 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Monday 06 April 2009
An ice bridge which held a vast Antarctic ice shelf in place shattered at the weekend and could herald a wider collapse linked to global warming, a leading scientist has warned.
Friday 06 February 2009
Love's Civil War is a most peculiar record of a long-distance love affair. Elizabeth Bowen met Charles Ritchie at a christening party in 1941. She was 41, a leading light of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy and the celebrated author of The House in Paris and The Death of the Heart. Charming, loquacious, impulsive and confiding, with a gift for witty description and warm friendship, she was a dazzling presence in the literary salons of wartime London.
Tuesday 27 May 2008
Thursday 10 January 2008
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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