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Poland almost certain it has located buried Nazi train

Poland said today it was almost certain it had located a buried Nazi German train, rumoured to have gone missing near the close of World War Two loaded with guns and jewels. Photographs taken using ground-penetrating radar equipment showed a train...

  • EU to clear ‘confusion’ over US trade pact

    The European Commission will publish detailed reports on its negotiations with the United States to forge the world’s biggest trade pact, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said yesterday, responding to criticism that the talks have been shrouded in...

  • Israel eliminates rocket crew on Golan Heights

    Israel said it killed at least five Palestinian militants in an air strike on the Syrian Golan Heights yesterday, after cross-border rocket fire from there prompted the heaviest Israeli bombardment since the start of Syria’s four-year-old civil...

  • Koreas head for another clash

    Koreas head for another clash

    North Korea put its troops on a war footing yesterday as South Korea rejected an ultimatum to stop propaganda broadcasts or face military action, prompting China to voice concern and urge both sides to step back. South Korean Vice Defence Minister...

  • Humans branded ‘wickedly efficient super-predators’

    Humans branded ‘wickedly efficient super-predators’

    Humans have been branded “wickedly efficient super-predators” that do not play according to nature’s rules. A study found that humans exploit fish populations 14 times more aggressively than marine predators such as sharks and killer whales. On...

  • British spies reveal file on Nobel winner Doris Lessing

    British spies reveal file on Nobel winner Doris Lessing

    Nobel Prize-winning writer Doris Lessing was under surveillance for more than 20 years during her youth by British spies who took a dim view of her Communist beliefs and anti-racist activism, declassified intelligence files have revealed. Lessing...

  • ‘King of Rome’ given Godfather funeral

    ‘King of Rome’ given Godfather funeral

    The head of a notorious Rome crime family was given a lavish funeral on Thursday, with a helicopter dropping red rose petals on mourners and a brass band playing the theme tune from the Godfather movie. Italian politicians denounced the...

  • Caitlyn Jenner could face charge of manslaughter

    Caitlyn Jenner could face charge of manslaughter

    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators will present evidence pointing to a misdemeanour manslaughter charge against transgender reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner in connection with a fatal Malibu car crash earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times...

  • Kirkpatrick escapes jail for child sex abuse

    Veteran Australian actress Maggie Kirkpatrick avoided jail when she was sentenced for molesting a 13-year-old devoted fan of Prisoner: Cell Block H more than 30 years ago. The 74-year-old was convicted on Thursday at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Protecting oil seed rape crops with a controversial nicotine-like pesticide has led to the loss of honey bee colonies across England and Wales, a Government-backed study has found. The research, based on large-scale data on pesticide use, crop...

  • Updated - Gunman overpowered after wounding three on Amsterdam-Paris train

    Updated - Gunman overpowered after wounding three on Amsterdam-Paris train

    A gunman who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris was beaten unconscious by three brave Americans. Two of them were soldiers, and one was taken to hospital with serious injuries, while another passenger on the train...

  • Islamic State's No. 2 reported killed by drone strike in Iraq

    The No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group was killed in a US drone strike near Mosul, Iraq, this week, CNN reported. The network said he was killed in an attack on a car on Tuesday following a tip from an intelligence source. CNN...

  • Oil sinks to $40, logs longest weekly losing streak in 29 years

    US oil prices dived again today, threatening to dip below $40 a barrel for the first time since the financial crisis and notching their longest weekly losing streak since 1986, as a drop in Chinese manufacturing rattled global markets. World stock...

  • Italy suspends helicopter pilot's licence after 'mafia' funeral

    Italy suspends helicopter pilot's licence after 'mafia' funeral

    Italy's civil aviation authority has suspended the licence of a helicopter pilot who flew low over Rome to drop flower petals during the over-the-top funeral of a purported local crime boss that has outraged city residents. The funeral yesterday...

  • Greece's Syriza party splits, rebels form anti-bailout front

    Rebels angered by Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party today, formalising a widely-expected split after leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister to pave the way for early elections. The new anti-bailout...

  • Thousands of dead fish wash up near Tianjin blast site

    Thousands of dead fish wash up near Tianjin blast site

    Thousands of dead fish have been spotted on the riverbank of a Tianjin river, several kilometres from a deadly blast in an industrial complex, a day after authorities had declared the city's drinking water was safe, state media reported. State-run...

  • Rome using geolocation technology to tackle potholes

    Rome using geolocation technology to tackle potholes

    Rome City Council will use tracking and geolocation technology to screen the capital's pavements for potholes, and its sewers and signage for defects, Italian news agency Ansa has reported. A database of problems will then be set up to ensure...

  • North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchange of fire with South

    North Korea orders troops on war footing after exchange of fire with South

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 p.m today after Pyongyang issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-North propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action. Tension on the divided...

  • July was hottest month recorded worldwide - US scientists

    July was hottest month recorded worldwide - US scientists

    July was the warmest month ever on record worldwide and 2015 has been so far the hottest year, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said, just over three months to go before world leaders seek to reach a climate agreement...

  • Banksy erects ‘Dismaland’ theme park at derelict lido

    Banksy erects ‘Dismaland’ theme park at derelict lido

    Banksy’s theme park Dismaland has been revealed at a derelict seaside lido – featuring migrant boats, Jimmy Savile and an anarchist training camp. The elusive artist has banned spray paint, marker pens, knives and “legal representatives of the...

  • Tsipras resigns, paves way for a snap Greek election

    Tsipras resigns, paves way for a snap Greek election

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned yesterday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece’s creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in. Tsipras submitted his...