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70 artefacts at Berlin’s Museum Island attacked with oily liquid

At least 70 artefacts from post-war German history were sprayed with an oily liquid on Berlin’s Museum Island, a UNESCO world heritage site that is home to five famous museums. Berlin’s state criminal police agency released details of the attack late on Tuesday, 17 days after at least one unknown attacker targeted Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, […]

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Thailand blocks access to online petition demanding King Maha Vajiralongkorn be declared ‘persona non grata’

Thailand blocked access to online petition site Change.org, after it hosted a petition calling for King Maha Vajiralongkorn to be declared persona non grata in Germany. The petition – written in Thai, English and German – was originated by a Thai graduate student in France. In it, he called for Germany to declare the king […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s critic Alexei Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s critic Alexei Navalny was discharged from a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for Novichok nerve agent poisoning. The Charité Hospital said it was ending acute medical care because his condition had sufficiently improved. A statement from the hospital said that 44-year-old Mr Navalny had spent 32 days there, including […]

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Scientists develop world’s smallest ultrasound detector

European researchers has developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector that is based on miniaturised photonic circuits on top of a silicon chip. With a size 100 times smaller than an average human hair, the new detector can visualise features that are much smaller than previously possible, leading to what is known as super-resolution imaging, said […]

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German football team social distances from opponent, lose 37-0

A German football team lost 37-0 to their local rivals after fielding only seven players who socially distanced throughout the match. Ripdorf fielded the minimum number of players on Sunday because their opponents SV Holdenstedt II came into contact in a previous game with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. Their team tested negative but […]

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Russian opposition leader poisoning: Navalny’s staff finds nerve agent on hotel room water bottle

The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk. Earlier, it was suggested that Mr Navalny was poisoned  at the airport. Mr Navalny fell violently ill on a flight in Russia last month and was airlifted […]

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Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny poisoned with Novichok, Germany finds

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, Germany claims. After the government in Berlin released results of toxicology tests carried out at a military laboratory, Chancellor Merkel said there were now “serious questions that only the Russian government can and must answer”. “Someone tried to silence [Mr Navalny] and in […]

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Man gets his ears chopped to make his head look like a skull

A tattoo addict in Germany got his ear removed last year and kept it in a jar to make his head resemble a skull. This was not the first time 39-year-old Sandro had grabbed eyeballs for his bizarre body art. Known as Mr Skull Face on social media, the social media sensation has spent more […]

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‘Nobody could foresee how the situation would develop in the winter,’ Angela Merkel warns of worsening pandemic

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the coronavirus pandemic would worsen in coming months, and that life would not return to normal until a vaccine against it had been developed. Her government has so far also managed the coronavirus crisis better than many of its European counterparts, introducing rigorous testing that has helped keep […]

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Germany stages 3 pop concerts to study how coronavirus spreads

Germany stages three pop concerts in one day to enable scientists to investigate the risks of such mass indoor events during the pandemic. Some 4,000 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 50 were urged to sign up for Saturday’s study in Leipzig, carried out by Halle University. Singer-songwriter Tim Bendzko agreed to perform at all […]

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Albino kangaroo baby goes missing from German zoo; probably stolen

An albino baby kangaroo has gone missing from a German zoo. The kangaroo named Mila was born last month at the Kaiserslautern zoo in southwestern Germany and has been a star attraction. She was last seen in her cage on Wednesday morning and wasn’t there when zookeepers closed down operations that night, police said. We’re […]

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Doctors treating Putin’s critic find no poison in Alexei Navalny’s body; Deny moving him to Germany

Russian doctors treating opposition leader Alexei Navalny remains too ill to be moved to Germany for treatment. Mr Navalny has been in a coma since Thursday when he fell ill on a flight. His supporters called the doctors’ decision “a direct threat to his life”. The doctors say no poison was found in his body. […]